Contest is set for Issaquah’s congressional district
August 14, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
Incumbent Republican Dave Reichert is poised to face Issaquah Democrat Karen Porterfield to represent Issaquah in Congress.
The candidates expressed gratitude to voters after the electorate trimmed the crowded primary field.
“Tonight’s results make crystal clear that residents of the new 8th want someone who will continue the fight to reduce spending, get people back to work and jumpstart our economy,” Reichert said in a statement.
Porterfield, a Seattle University adjunct faculty member, faces Reichert, a former King County sheriff and Auburn Republican, in a redrawn 8th Congressional District.
“I am excited that I have the amazing honor to go forward, talking to voters in all our communities across the district,” Porterfield said in a statement. “People are hungry for a change in D.C., and we can make that happen.”