Liias is Senate bound, but who will succeed him in the House?

Staff writerJanuary 16, 2014 

Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo

The chief political reporter for the Everett Herald writes "there is no mystery which Democrat will succeed Sen. Paull Shin in the state Senate."

State Rep. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, is seeking the Senate appointment, and he is the only one who has made his interest in the position known, writes the Herald's Jerry Cornfield.

It's less clear who among three candidates will replace Liias if he is appointed to the Senate as expected, Cornfield writes. Three candidates have expressed interest in Liias' House seat: Lillian Ortiz-Self, Susan Phillips and Darrell Chapman.

Democratic precinct officers in the 21st Legislative District will meet Saturday to nominate three potential successors to Shin (Liias would presumably be included among them). The precinct committee officers would then also identify their top three candidates for succeeding Liias in the House, Cornfield writes.

The Snohomish County Council is meeting Tuesday to make the final appointments.

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