Reagan Dunn to take on U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier in 8th District

The Republican is challenging incumbent Democrat Kim Schrier in a district which could include a slice of Snohomish County.

Associated Press and Herald staff

SEATTLE — King County Council member Reagan Dunn, of Covington, will run for Washington’s 8th Congressional District House seat, seeking an office once held by his mother.

Dunn, a Republican, announced Monday he will challenge Democratic incumbent Rep. Kim Schrier of Sammamish.

The two could be running in a district that looks different than it does today.

The state Redistricting Commission proposed redrawing the boundaries to include Sultan, Gold Bar, Index and other communities along U.S. 2 in Snohomish County. While the commission did not complete its work, it sent its proposed map to the state Supreme Court and asked justices to adopt those boundaries.

Dunn’s announcement sets up a potential top-tier challenge for the congressional seat that had been held by Republicans since the district was created in 1983, until Schrier won it for Democrats in 2018.

Dunn, 50, has been a member of the King County Council since 2005. Schrier, 53, is a pediatrician in her second term in Congress.

Dunn’s mother, the late Jennifer Dunn, was the 8th District representative from 1993 to 2005.

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