Council picks Bellevue attorney to succeed Fred Jarrett in state Senate

January 11, 2010

NEW — 2:40 p.m. Jan. 11, 2010

The next lawmaker to represent Newcastle in the state Senate will be Democrat Randy Gordon, a Bellevue attorney.

Gordon succeeds Fred Jarrett, a Democrat who stepped down last month after County Executive Dow Constantine named the then-lawmaker to the No. 2 spot in King County government. King County Council members appointed Gordon to the open seat Monday, the opening day of the 60-day legislative session.

Members approved the appointment in a unanimous vote.

County Council members picked a successor from a list of candidates submitted by local Democratic Party leaders. The new senator won the support of most of the 41st District precinct-committee officers during a Jan. 5 meeting.

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