Erik Landaas Bows Out of Commissioner Race

Back on March 2, we wrote about how Erik Landaas had thrown his hat in the ring, to challenge appointed Commissioner Karen Valenzuela. Today, the Olympian is reporting he’s dropped out of the race.

The Olympian is reporting that Landaas works for Grays Harbor County government, coordinating chemical-dependency programs. His office receives some federal money and a law called the Hatch Act, which was created to prohibit federal employees from participating in partisan political activity, prevents him from running for the commission.

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