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Kirkland businessman Santiago Ramos ends campaign for 48th District seat
Mexican-born small business owner Santiago Ramos announced Tuesday he is ending his bid for state representative, Pos. 2 in the 48th Legislative District.
"My business has been picking up in the last couple months to the point where I would not have the time I believe it will take to run a competitive legislative campaign," said Ramos in a press release. "I will continue to look at public service because I want to give back to a community that has been such a big part of my life. However, I have decided now is not that time."
The Kirkland resident and Democrat launched his campaign in March and was set to challenge Bellevue resident Cyrus Habib, also a Democrat.
That leaves Habib as the only candidate so far who is running for Pos. 2, which was held by Kirkland resident Rep. Deb Eddy.
Eddy announced in March that she will not run for another term in the state Legislature.