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Law and Order Republican Enters Washington State Attorney General Race
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:05 Written by rslcpol Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:05
Reagan Dunn, a local representative on the King County Council and a former federal prosecutor, entered the race Tuesday morning for state attorney general.
In a long-expected campaign announcement, Dunn, a Republican, referenced his experience at the U.S. Department of Justice as a key asset in the race, and rolled out a series of high-profile endorsements.
“I am running for attorney general because I am concerned about the overall direction of Washington state government and I believe we can do much better,” he said in a statement. “While Rob McKenna has done a very fine job as our AG, much more still needs to be done. Our state faces significant challenges, including high unemployment, an unfavorable business climate for job creation and crime levels that are unacceptable.”
Dunn is seeking to succeed Attorney General Rob McKenna, the leading Republican in the 2012 race for governor. McKenna launched a bid for the Governor’s Mansion on June 8.