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Another One (Officially) In Against Jean Godden

By Erica C. Barnett February 10, 2011

Update: Ted points out in the comments that Michael Taylor-Judd, who hadn't picked a seat to run for when we wrote about his campaign last month; this post has been updated to reflect that he has since joined the Godden pile-on.

At 1:00 this afternoon, King County Deputy Prosecutor Maurice Classen—the guy who ran last year’s unsuccessful campaign for King County Proposition 1, the public-safety sales taxwill announce (confirming a story first reported by PubliCola) that he's running against city council member Jean Godden, who's up for her third term in November.

Classen could be a tough opponent: His consultant is Christian Sinderman, the guy the Seattle Times recently called "the state's hottest political consultant." Godden now has four opponents---transit advocate Michael Taylor-Judd, city transportation department staffer Bobby Forch, and architect David Schraer. Another potential opponent, Seattle Port commissioner Rob Holland, decided not to run.

At 33, Classen would be the youngest member of the city council by far.
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