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Snohomish County Council Chair Brian Sullivan today announced his candidacy for the seat in the 1st Congressional District vacated by Jay Inslee, who quit in March to run for governor.

Whoever wins the election would serve just the time remaining in Inslee’s term: basically, a month from the November elections to the start of the next session.

The higher-profile race in the 1st Congressional District has been to fill the new seat,  with names coming up on the Democrat side that include former Microsoft executive Suzan DelBene and activist Darcy Burner. (See related story here.)

John Koster, a Snohomish County Council member, appears to be the only Republican in that race.

Sullivan has been a Snohomish County Council member since 2008, serving the 2nd Council District, according to a news release issued by Washington State Democrats. He also served as a state representative from 2001 to 2007, representing the 21st Legislative District. He has also served as mayor of Mukilteo, as a Mukilteo City Councilmember and was a small business owner and manager.

Starting when I was 23 years old, I have worked hard to represent the people in my community,” Sullivan said in the news release. “The people in the old 1st District need to be represented when Congress takes up key issues after the election and I am stepping up to serve them. It would be an honor to continue as a public servant and to represent the people of the district I’ve lived in for most of my life.”