legislation to give voters a greater role in filling legislative seats that
ways to establish statewide party rules that will maintain the strong role of
party central committees in the process and avoid the special elections the
delegates are proposing.
fill seats held by senators and a delegate who have now become part of the
key role in selecting a replacement for senators and delegates from their own
party. But it does not specify a process for how they select a name to send to
the governor, who makes the final appointment.
Washington counties all used different methods to select replacements for Sen.
Joe Getty, Del. Kelly Schulz and Sen. Chris Shank. Carroll had the most
secretive process, voting in closed meetings on names of applicants the
committee would not reveal.
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