Longtime Beacon Hill resident Roger Valdez's reasoned manner will make him a persuasive legislator. The guy has paid his dues: He's secured funding for libraries, sidewalks, lighting, and parks throughout South Park and Georgetown; he served as vice president on the North Beacon Hill Council; and he did a three-year stint as the city's South Park and Georgetown neighborhood development manager. More important, health care is shaping up to be the top issue next session and Valdez is currently a regional health officer with Public Health-Seattle & King County.
Hardcore Democrat Zack Hudgins is angry about getting stuck in traffic on his way to work at Microsoft (then move to fuckin' Redmond, Zack), while women-centered legislative lobbyist Natalie Reber sports some Olympia experience, but neither candidate can equal Valdez's qualifications.
Natalie D. Reber
Arapahoe High (Littleton, Colorado), 1992· Nickname was "Reefer"
· High-school boyfriend's parents sent her a campaign contribution
· Was brought home by the cops the first time she got drunk
Manzano High (Albuquerque, New Mexico), 1987· Ambiguous about losing his virginity: "Who says I lost it?"
· Read Das Kapital in ninth grade