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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Inslee Names State's Second-Best Ex-Blogger to Communications Director Post

Posted by on Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM

In a press release this afternoon, Governor-Elect Jay Inslee named three additional senior staffers, including a man who briefly reigned as one of Washington State's most influential political bloggers:

Washington Governor-Elect Jay Inslee today announced three new additions to his executive office staff. Joining Chief of Staff Mary Alice Heuschel will be Ted Sturdevant as Executive Director for Legislative Affairs and Policy, David Postman as Executive Director of Communications, and Joby Shimomura as Senior Advisor.

[...] David Postman began his career as a journalist in 1982 with Alaska Public Radio. He covered Washington government and politics for more than 15 years, first with the News Tribune and later with the Seattle Times. Postman most recently served as Director of Communications and Media at Vulcan Inc.

As the Seattle Times' chief political reporter, Postman adeptly left us pioneers in the dust, quickly transforming Postman on Politics into the most influential and well-read political blog in the state. It was a big loss for local journalism when Postman abruptly left the paper to take the Vulcan gig just weeks before the 2008 election, and it's good to see him back in the political game, if on the other side of the court.

Postman is a smart pick by Inslee, that should serve him well with our states daily newspaper editorial boards, all of which endorsed his Republican opponent. Hard to think of somebody who could jump into that communications role with more instant and well deserved credibility.


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Hack 3:16
"And a new king was crowned, and the Lord decreed: 'Be kind unto this king's messenger, even if that kindness is feigned and especially if you are a total asshole and a terrible scribe, so that he may return your phone calls at a later date.'"
Posted by hermann on January 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
We still have newspapers?
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 3, 2013 at 2:40 PM · Report this
"Hack" is appropriate.
Posted by howie in seattle on January 3, 2013 at 2:54 PM · Report this
Awesome that he put Gregoire's Ecology Director Sturdevant at an overall policy position. He's putting his money where his mouth is, this Inslee.
Posted by gloomy gus on January 3, 2013 at 3:33 PM · Report this
TheRain 5
Postman is a scab who crossed a picket line, and Jay Inslee is forever shamed for hiring him.
Posted by TheRain on January 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM · Report this

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