Today’s Everett Herald reports that Rep. Hans Dunshee (D-Snohomish) is recovering after being hospitalized for five days last month for a serious staph infection. According to the article, Dunshee cut his leg getting in and out of his kayak and the cut became badly infected.
Dunshee is the Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and a candidate to replace the retiring Helen Sommers as chair of the committee when the 2009 legislature convenes in January. He was a major proponent of the UW North Sound campus in Everett the past two sessions, although legislation to create the new school failed to pass this year. He’s running for his 7th term in the House of Representatives this fall from the 44th district which includes the communities of Snohomish, Mill Creek, Lake Stevens and Marysville.