A Democrat and police officer announced last week that he would challenge Sen. Pam Roach, and criticized her “erratic and temperamental approach in Olympia.”
Roach has had repeated run-ins with staff and fellow lawmakers, and her fellow Senate Republicans barred her from their caucus room this year after her latest reprimand. Challenger Raymond Bunk said in a news release that Roach “should be making headlines about creating jobs and improving our schools, not berating staff members.”
Bunk is a Federal Way police officer who acts as spokesman for the department. He lives in Bonney Lake. In his news release, he said he served for four years in the Air Force as a firefighter and is now in the Air Force reserves, which took him to Iraq in 2007.
He joins a Democratic field that also includes former Buckley City Councilman Ron Weigelt.
Jordan Schrader, staff writer