Today, travel industry consultant Maureen Judge, most famous at Stranger headquarters for divorcing Goldy, announced her bid for Mercer Island's 41st District Senate seat against Republican incumbent Steve Litzow.

This is unsurprising news. Yesterday, my suspicions were aroused when I overheard Goldy (of all people) bragging about having "sexual relations" with a state senator. The pool's just not that large, folks.

Like all King County progressives running for office, Judge is running on a pro-reproductive rights, pro-environment, pro-education platform. “The budget Senator Litzow supported this session would have gutted another $43 million from K-12 education and his votes killed the Reproductive Parity Act," Judge said in a press release. “This is why I am running for this seat. Women and kids deserve better than elected officials who put party above people.”

As the former Executive Director of the Washington Toxics Coalition, she helped pass state legislation in 2009 that banned harmful toxins out of baby bottles, children’s products, and sports bottles.

Her resume also boasts ties to NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, the King County Conservation Voters, the Starlight Children’s Foundation—a nonprofit serving seriously ill children and their families—and (of course) divorcing Goldy, a level-headed move sure to play well with the district's more conservative voters.

UPDATE: Goldy disputes my lede, saying he "never had sex with that woman." Their daughter could not be reached for comment.