If you read the comments on this blog, you have “known” since this morning that County Executive Pete Kremen would challenge Whatcom County Council member Tony Larson for re-election.
Kremen earlier announced he is stepping down as Executive at the end of the year, mostly because he needed to reduce his stress levels because of hypertension.
When some of our beloved commenters informed us that Pete was already coming out of political retirement, Jared and I had a good laugh and forgot about it, until I made a late check of candidate filings. We will never doubt any of you again.
Pete says he doesn’t see a contradiction, since being a council member will be a lot less stressful and time-consuming than being County Executive.
He said he has no particular beef with Tony Larson. He just happens to live in the same district. I have a call in to Tony.
Details to follow.