More Democrats want to lead the state party

Staff writerNovember 19, 2013 

Dana Laurent and Jim Kainber are the latest Democrats trying to lead their party.

Since state Democratic Party Chairman Dwight Pelz said he would step down, at least four people have announced publicly they want the job.

The P-I's Joel Connelly has a post today about the latest two candidates. Both sent news releases touting their credentials. Kainber was executive director of the state party. Laurent directs the Win/Win Network coalition of liberal groups and previously was political director for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest.

Earlier announcements came from Nancy Biery and Jay Clough. Several others, including Brendan Williams, Jaxon Ravens and Michele Meaker Pin, have been mentioned in connection with the job.

Democrats will vote Feb. 1, the candidates said.

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