Former Mercer Island Councilman and now State Senator Fred Jarret threw down for King Co. Executive a few weeks ago, after Ron Sims accepted a position in the Obama administration.
Fred says on his website: “Even if I decided to run, I am prohibited from doing so during the legislative session.” But it seems to be a done deal.
Also on the website I found this nice photo of the candidate. It’s much better than most of his headshots.
An important political skill is to look great next to cute kids.
No editorializing from me this time. Instead, editorializing from others:
- Slog (The Stranger’s blog) calls Jarrett the “anti-Seattle candidate.”
- The Seattle Transit blog doesn’t like Jarrett’s position on I-90 Express Lanes (he wants to keep them).
- Publicola also thinks Jarrett will have a hard time with Seattle voters.
If Fred wins, it’ll be another step in Mercer Island’s plan for Puget Sound domination.