Washington Education Association endorses lawmakers, GOP's Kim Wyman
At the Washington Education Associations weekend convention, Secretary of State candidate Kim Wyman became the first Republican statewide candidate to get the teachers unions endorsement this year.
Though its among the biggest benefactors of Washington Democrats, the WEA has nonetheless endorsed Republicans, such as current Secretary of State Sam Reed. This year, by picking Thurston County auditor Wyman to be the states top elections officer, the union passed over Democratic candidates Kathleen Drew, Greg Nickels and, least surprisingly given his support this year for charter schools and school-employee benefits consolidation, Jim Kastama.
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