8th candidate files for Sammamish council

The eighth candidate for Sammamish City Council filed today.

Melanie L. Curtright, 57, of the Hampton Woods neighborhood in the North end of the city, filed for Position 7. John Robinson and Pamela Stuart previously filed for this position. If none drops out or changes slots, this sets up a primary in August at which the top two advance to the November election.

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Republican files for 45th LD State Senate

Ken Smith, the first Republican to seek the State Senate seat this year for the 45th Legislative District. The northern half of Sammamish is in the 45th.

The first Republican filed today for State Senator for the 45th Legislative District, which includes the northern half of Sammamish.

Ken A. Smith, who until today was a member of the Northshore School Board, moved to Duvall in order to run in the 45th. The Northshore Board included Woodinville, although Smith lived in Kenmore, another suburb that’s in the Northshore District.

Smith, who describes himself as a moderate, joins two Democrats and an Independent who already declared for the 45th seat, now held by interim State Senator Dino Rossi. Rossi was appointed to the seat when incumbent Republican Andy Hill died last year.

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