What Inslee should look for when appointing a new WA secretary of state

Alternatively, Inslee could use this vacancy to help his party seize control of the only statewide office held by a Republican, or to groom a rising Democrat for even higher office. But at this moment when there is so much scrutiny, misinformation and outright assault on our elections, I hope he’ll rise above partisan politics and appoint someone with relevant experience whose only desire is to temporarily serve our state.

Various names, on both sides of the aisle, have been floated as possible appointees to fill the position Wyman will soon resign. When looking over the list of names, here’s what the governor should look for.

First, the governor should

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