State Relations

Former Congressional Aide Tapped to Replace Rep. Richard Curtis

Jaime Herrera, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has been chosed to complete the term of former state representative Richard Curtis who resigned last month following media reports of a sexual encounter in a Spokane hotel.  Clark and Cowlitz county commissioners meeting in Kelso yesterday voted to appoint Herrera to the 18th district post.  She was sworn into office by the Cowlitz County auditor.  Herrera also served as a session intern for Sen. Joe Zarelli (R-Ridgefield) who is the Senator from her new district which includes the communities of Ridgefield, Camas, Battle Ground, Kalama and Woodland.