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King County Council approves 3 appointments to Legislature
SEATTLE -- The King County Council on Monday approved the appointments of three people to fill vacancies in the Washington Legislature from districts in King County. Former state Rep. Jamie Pedersen is the new state senator for the 43rd Legislative District, filling the vacancy created with the election of state Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, as mayor of Seattle. Brady Walkinshaw was selected to fill Pedersen’s seat in the Washington House of Representatives.