With 8th District State House Rep Matt Boehnke declaring his run for the State Senate, also from the 8th, a new candidate has declared for the House position.

APRIL CONNOR'S HUSBAND IS NEW PRESIDENT OF KSD SCHOOL BOARD

April Connors, who is a lifelong Tri-City resident, has a long resume of local involvement. From her information release:

"Connors has been an active member of our community, running a successful real estate practice, and volunteering with local schools, arts organizations, and the Kadlec Foundation Board."

Her husband, Mike, was just elected President of the Kennewick School Board, and their family owns Skone and Connors family farm.

 CANDIDATE WINS HIGH PRAISE FROM NEW LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS

Two newly-elected local officials offered high praise for Connors:

Dr. Loren Andeson, newly-elected member of the Kennewick City Council, said:

“April Connors is the right woman to represent our community in Olympia, she works hard, works smart, and she shares our community’s values.”

And Gretl Crawford, who was also elected to the Kennewick Council, said this:

“I trust April Connors to do the right thing in Olympia. She has the courage we need in our newest State Representative."

Connors and her husband Mike have four children, one at the University of Washington, and three at Southridge High School.

Connors is the first candidate so far to declare they are running for the 8th District House position.

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