Another joins lieutenant governor election race

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Another Republican has thrown his name in the race to challenge incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Brad Owens.

The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/xmKbV5) that Republican state Rep. Glenn Anderson of Fall City has announced that he will join this year's race.

Former Republican state senator Bill Finkbeiner is also running. Finkbeiner, of Kirkland, announced his bid last month.

Owens, first elected in 1997, is seeking a fifth term and has served as lieutenant governor for 16 years.

The lieutenant governor is the president of the Senate, supervising the upper chamber during floor voting sessions. The lieutenant governor also serves as governor when the state's top leader is absent.

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Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com