Filling Inslee's seat cost Washington $791,000

Published On: Jul 16 2013 11:26:18 AM PDT
Jay Inslee
EVERETT, Wash. -

A special election triggered by Jay Inslee's resignation from Congress cost Washington taxpayers $791,000.

The Daily Herald reports Washington election officials are reimbursing Snohomish, King and Kitsap counties for the cost of an election to fill the final month of Inslee's term. Inslee left office early to run for governor.

Suzan DelBene won the special election and the regular election in the 1st Congressional District.