Outspending your opponent 3 to 1 and still getting beat hard can be pretty deflating for some.
No one, like Miller of Kent, who represented the so-called Conservative wing of Olympia politics entered the fray. Off year I guess. Anyway, up until Friday it seemed like there weren't going to be any interesting races. Still doesn't look that way, but at least there are going to be some primaries.
Here is a rundown on the mystery candidates that the Olympian couldn't google:
- Michael Normoyle is (as of Jan 2005 at least) the Leg assistant to Senator Mike Carrell (R) of the 28th district (Dupont, etc...)
- Ira Knight is the VP of the Springwood Homeowners Association, which is off of Lilly Road.
- Robin Torske endorsed Sam Reed.
- There are two John Bells in Olympia, one who lives up on Division and possibly presented a paper called "Compassionate Listening" at "De-polarizing the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: An Experiment in Town-Gown Dialogue in Olympia, Washington" at the 2004 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation.
He could be John Bell, who works for the state Administrative Office of the Courts.No, its the first guy.