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UPDATED: Janelle Cass to challenge Marko Liias for Senate seat

Liias: 'I don’t intend to let politics get in the way of the job at hand'


Last updated 2/19/2022 at 11:11am

Alex Norwick

Janelle Cass will challenge Marko Liias this year in the general election.

Janelle Cass has announced she will be running against incumbent Marko Liias for Senate in the 21st Legislative District, which serves neighborhoods in Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, and Mukilteo.

Cass is running as a Republican, and has been endorsed by Senate Republican leader John Braun.

Liias, a Democrat, has been a state senator since 2014. Before that, he was a member of the House of Representatives from 2008 to 2014.

Cass ran unsuccessfully for Position 2 on the Edmonds City Council last year. Will Chen won the seat over Cass and Luke Distelhorst, who had been appointed to the position...

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