Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

No 1st District congressional representative until December

U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee’s resignation means that the 1st Congressional District won’t have a representative until the secretary of state certifies results of the Nov. 6 election on Dec. 6.
Inslee resigned last week to pursue his bid for governor.
State law allows the governor to call a special election if a position in the House of Representatives becomes vacant eight months or more before the general election.
Inslee resigned a few days after the March 6 deadline.
The governor has the power to make interim appointments for U.S. Senate vacancies but not for House vacancies.
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