Entire West Coast Officially Has No Republican Statewide Elected Officials

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The last Republican holding a statewide elected office on the entire West Coast of the United States has left her post.

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be officially replaced Monday as Democrat Steve Hobbs is sworn into office.

Wyman left for a job in the Biden administration as the election security lead for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. A lifetime Republican official, Wyman has been an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump amid his baseless claims that the 2020 election was rigged.

Hobbs, who previously served as a state senator, was tapped by Democratic Governor Jay Inslee to fill the role that’s been held by a Republican for more than 50 years. Over the past 15 elections, five Republicans have served as secretary of state.

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