State Growth Management Board. Pflug began her legislative career in 1998, when she replaced Phil Dyer in the Washington House Of Representatives. She may have lost support amongst many in her own party when she became one of only 4 Republican senators to support marriage equality.
Pflug was appointed to her new position by Democratic Governor Cristine Gregoire. It could open up an opportunity for the 5th to get it's first Democratic Representative since Senator Kathleen Drew was defeated in 1996. Issaquah City Council Mark Mullet has launched a strong campaign in what was to be an attempt to defeat incumbent Pflug. Snoqualmie businessman Brad Toft is the lone Republican running for the Senate in the 5th.