Former 21st Legislative District candidate Scott to run in rural district

  • By Evan Smith, Herald writer
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012 6:07pm

Former 21st Legislative District Republican candidate Elizabeth Scott will run this year in a district that includes rural Snohomish and Skagit counties.

Scott announced late last week that she has moved to Monroe and will run for the seat left open when Republican 39th District State Rep. Kirk Pearson announced that he would run for the position now held by retiring Republican State Sen. Val Stevens.

Scott lost to democratic 21st District State Rep. Marko Liias in the 2010 election by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin, a margin that put her closer to the winning Democrat then the district’s other two 2010 Republican challengers.

She has moved from a district that included Lynnwood, Mukilteo and most of Edmonds to one that will include Arlington, Granite Falls, Monroe and Sultan in Snohomish County, Concrete and Sedro-Woolley in Skagit County, and Skykomish in King County.

While the 21st District has three Democrats in the Legislature, the 39th has three Republicans.

Scott said that she and her husband had been trying to sell their Edmonds-area home since October and that she had moved to Monroe before the 39th District position opened up.

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