And she was willing to move to do it. Sherril Huff, who was appointed to the post in 2007, said earlier this fall that she wasn't interested in running should the voters decide to make her job an elected position. For one thing Huff, then a Kitsap County resident, would've been ineligible. Not anymore. Turns out Huff has moved to Seattle so she could compete with the growing field of candidates for her job. A spokesperson for Huff's campaign says she registered today as a King County voter.
Huff, a former deputy mayor of Bremerton, will be the one to beat. She may not have excellent name recognition-- but then again, neither does former secretary of state candidate Jason Osgood, state Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn), or former county council member David Irons, really. And she's done a good job helping to right the sinking ship that was the King County Elections Department. Huff also has King County Executive Ron Sims' blessing.
"I don't think there is anyone in this country as good as she is," Sims said at a press event this morning.
Would be a fitting end to an unneeded change if-- after all the effort to make the post an elected position-- King county voters choose the woman who already has the job.