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.