10th CD draws two Democratic women in race for open seat

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Both candidates vying for the 10th Congressional District would each represent a first for the state if elected. Former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland would be the first Black member of the state’s congressional delegation, and the first Korean American woman elected to Congress in the country. State Rep. Beth Doglio, who identifies as bisexual, would be the first LGTBQ member of the Washington delegation. Strickland and Doglio emerged from the state’s top-two primary in August, which drew 19 candidates after Democratic U.S. Rep. Denny Heck announced late last year that he would retire at the end of his current two-year term.  The district, added after the 2010 census, includes portions of Mason, Pierce and Thurston counties, including the state capital of Olympia.