SEATTLE, Wash. — Dave Reichert, the former King County Sheriff and U.S. Rep. from the 8th District, is no longer considering a run for Washington governor in 2020, a statement released Tuesday says.
This comes just days after the state GOP said he was considering a run.
Reichert will continue working as vice president at Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs in Tacoma.
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Reichert was King County Sheriff from January 1997 until his swearing in to Congress. In September 2017, Reichert announced he would not seek reelection in 2018.
"I think we finally came to the conclusion that 14 years would be plenty to serve," he said.
In his time as sheriff, Reichert investigated Green River Killer Gary Ridgway. During his final congressional term in 2017, activists staged protests against Reichert for not holding town halls.
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