The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Dead man's opponent faces uphill election fight in Des Moines

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY  |  COMMENTS
Associated Press
DES MOINES -- Jim Langston faces a peculiar problem in his campaign for a water commissioner seat in his suburban Seattle hometown: his opponent is dead, but Langston could still lose.
The 70-year-old retired school teacher is running in King County Water District Number 54 in Des Moines.
KING-TV reported that Langston's rival died in August. Because that man was running unopposed at the time of filing, the late candidate's name is the only one on the ballot.
Langston entered the race when he learned about the death, but that was after the filing deadline expired. That means he must run as a write-in candidate and his name doesn't even appear in the King County voter's guide.
KING says that if the deceased candidate is elected, a successor would be appointed by other Water District members or the King County Council.
Information from: KING-TV,

More Northwest Headlines


HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates


Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.