Reagan Dunn should be reelected for a fourth term on the Metropolitan King County Council, representing District 9.

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REAGAN Dunn has weathered personal challenges while serving on the Metropolitan King County Council, but he remains an effective councilman. He should be re-elected for a fourth term representing District 9, which includes Newcastle, Maple Valley, Enumclaw and much of southeastern King County.

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Reagan Dunn

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Metropolitan King County Council, District 9

Strengths: 12 years on the council, with a long list of accomplishments.

Since 2005, this moderate conservative has racked up a long list of accomplishments on the council, from several initiatives to improve the lives of veterans to finding more money for bus service around the region and advocating on behalf of addiction treatment and the people in recovery."

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Since 2005, this moderate conservative has racked up a long list of accomplishments on the council, from several initiatives to improve the lives of veterans to finding more money for bus service around the region and advocating on behalf of addiction treatment and the people in recovery. Many mayors laud his responsiveness when they need help on issues.

Dunn, who is open about his personal struggle with alcoholism, also championed legislation last year that makes sure people seeking addiction treatment will have a confidential relationship with their sponsors, similar to the relationship between doctors and their patients. The unique initiative passed the Legislature, making Washington the first state to have such legal protections.

Dunn’s opponent, Denice Carnahan, a financial planner and former IT professional, has a passion to improve government services, particularly transportation. She does not have the public-sector experience, not even on a government board or commission, to demonstrate her ability to convince others to join her cause and get any of her goals accomplished.

Voters in King County’s District 9 should go with experience and re-elect Reagan Dunn.