Jason Ritchie To Run For State House Rather Than Congress
In a surprising move, 5th LD Democratic sources have reported that Jason Ritchie will run for the state house of representatives. Ritchie, who challenged Dave Reichert for Congress, had been preparing for another race for that position upon the idea that Republican Reichert would challenge Governor Jay Inslee. However, Reichert at this time, has indicated his desire to stay in congress.
Ritchie plans to run for the seat to be vacated by Republican Chad Magendanz, who is expected to challenge incumbent Senator Mark Mullet for that position.