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Laliberte is Running for Rep. Goodman’s Seat, Maybe

If redistricting creates an opening in the 45th District in 2012, Laliberte will run for state representative.

Kirkland Democrat Eric Laliberte announced Tuesday his intention to seek State Representative Roger Goodman’s seat should it be open in the 2012 election cycle. Goodman is running for Washington’s 1st District seat in Congress now that Jay Inslee has decided to leave that position to run for governor.

Laliberte, a board member for People for Puget Sound and lifelong resident of 45th District, said he is running to clean up area waters from toxic runoff, to protect higher education funding and to find traffic solutions for East King County residents.

“If re-districting creates an opening in the 45th District, I will continue to seek the position vacated by Roger Goodman’s run for Congress,” Laliberte said. “I was born and raised in the 45th District, and I plan to go to Olympia to tackle the challenges our district faces. However, if re-districting does not create an opening, I will, of course, defer to Representative Goodman.”

Laliberte, a former marketing professional and legal assistant, also announced the endorsement of key environmental leader, Kathy Fletcher, the founder and recently-retired Executive Director of People for Puget Sound.  “Eric is a champion for the environment,” Fletcher said. “He’ll work to clean up the toxic runoff harming our streams and lakes and harming Puget Sound.”

Laliberte attended , holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration from Chapman University, and will receive a law degree from the University of Washington in December.

Information from a Laliberte press release. 

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