- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The chief budget negotiator for House Democrats in Washington’s Legislature has resigned after being appointed to the Snohomish County Council in February.

The Everett Herald reports (https://goo.gl/JimGE4 ) Rep. Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, submitted his resignation to Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday. Dunshee was the lead budget writer in the House for a year after taking the place of former state Rep. Ross Hunter after he left the Legislature to lead the state Department of Early Learning.

Dunshee joined the County Council on Feb. 29, and resigned Monday, the day Inslee signed the state’s supplemental budget that Dunshee helped write.

A new Democrat will be appointed to his open position and serve until the November election, when voters will decide the next representative.

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