I have worked with Julie for 10 years and her hands-on experience positioned her well for this role," said Sherril Huff, King County Elections Director.
Which is why it worries me to read the press release that Huff
King County Elections Director Sherril Huff will not seek re-election as King County Elections Director.
had planned to run for a second full, four year term but will now retire for personal and health considerations.
, who has held the position since 2009, issued the following statement:
deserves a ton of credit for restoring confidence in the office in the wake of the controversial 2004 election.
So my hope is that Huff
has a qualified deputy in the office who the political establishment rally behind awfully damn quick before politics and personal ambition have a chance to corrupt this race.
Low profile races like this tend to fly far under the radar-voter turnout for the 2009 special election in which Huff
first won office was only 22 percent.
But considering that fair and impartial elections are the heart of our democracy, in the long run this could end up being one of the most important races on the November ballot.
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confirms retirement as King County Director of Elections; won't run again
In a news release sent to NPI, Huff
had been planning to run for another four-year term, but decided against it for "personal and health considerations".
did not elaborate.
"It is with some sadness that I made this decision," she
Now that Huff
is departing, King County
will have its first really open election for elections director, a position that is unique in Washington State. (In the state's other counties, elections are administered by auditors, who are directly elected.)