Dansel, Maycumber announce congressional candidacies

Both vie for 5th Congressional District seat

REPUBLIC — Two residents have announced their candidacies for the 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Ferry County Commissioner Brian Dansel, 40, was the first to announce last Friday, Feb. 16. He was joined in the race on Tuesday, Feb. 20, by state Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, 44.

Both candidates are Republicans.

McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, has announced that she won’t seek re-election to the post that represents Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Whitman, Eastern Franklin and Adams, and other counties.

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