Nickels enters race for Secretary of State

  • By Jerry Cornfield
  • Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:11am
  • Local News

Former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is no longer exploring a run for Secretary of State.

He’s in the race.

Nickels declared his intentions Monday to the 1,100 Democrats attending the state party’s annual Crab Feed in Lacey. Today he’s cranking up the campaign and cranking out the public statements.

The decision is not a big surprise. He’s been testing the waters for awhile and in January filed paperwork for “Washington Neighbors for Nickels.” He was said to be waiting for the results of a poll to gauge his standing against others in the contest.

Monday, Democrats at the event said they heard the poll showed Nickels ahead of the four announced candidates – state Sen. Jim Kastama, D-Puyallup, state Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-Tukwila; former state Sen. Kathleen Drew of Olympia, also a Democrat, and Thurston County Auditor Kim Wyman, a Republican.

Nickels served as Seattle’s mayor for two terms before losing his re-election bid in 2009. He finished third in the August 2009 primary behind current Mayor Mike McGinn and businessman Joe Mallahan.

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