Jason Osgood, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State will be the featured speaker at the June 10th meeting of Democracy for Snohomish County. (7:00PM at Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library - 9512 Evergreen Way)
According to Seattle Times political reporter and Blogger, David Postman published on June 2nd:
Dems field secretary of state candidate
Posted by David Postman
"Election reform advocate Jason Osgood says he’ll file today to run as a Democrat against Secretary of State Sam Reed. Osgood, known at washblog as zappini - he also has his own blog -- writes about election issues.
Osgood is 40 and lives in Seattle. He is a computer programmer with a medical records company."
I have met Jason on a couple of occasions and am mostly familiar with him though his writing on Washblog; in particular his passionate work on behalf of voting integrity issues. His run for Secretary of State comes as quite a surprise to many, including the candidate himself. However, again according to Postman,
"Osgood hadn’t planned on running for office. But he thought someone should challenge Reed and run a campaign focused on election integrity. He told that to state Democratic Party Chairman Dwight Pelz and raised the names of a few potential candidates.
At some point, though, someone suggested Osgood run himself. He says the state Democratic Party will support his campaign."
Interestingly, Jason is perhaps most well known for his opposition to all-mail voting. I am looking forward to hearing Jason's complete platform and am happy to have him come to Snohomish County very early in his campaign. I hope you will join us there.
Chair, Democracy for Snohomish County