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North Bend's Curtis starts write-in campaign for U.S. Representative
Dave Reichert, former King County Sheriff, is running for his fifth term as the Eighth District U.S. congressman.
Reichert, a Republican from Auburn, faces Democrat Karen Porterfield of Issaquah in the Nov. 7 general election.
North Bend resident and martial arts teacher Jim Curtis recently hung posters around town, as a write-in candidate for Reichert’s U.S. Rep, District 8, seat.
In an e-mail, Curtis said he differs from Reichert on issues such as extending legislation to help Gold Star families and support for the Affordable Care Act. “I am a Marine Corps combat veteran who was wounded in action over in Vietnam and also a very strong advocate for our military troops as well as all military veterans,” Curtis stated. “I know I would be a much stronger voice for all of these true American heroes than Reichert has been during his time in office.”
Curtis has not officially filed. According to the Washington Secretary of State’, votes for any write-in candidate are not tallied unless the sum of all write-in, blank and over-voted responses have the potential of changing the outcome of the election.