Aaron Reardon, seeking a third term as Snohomish County Executive, faced off in KING 5's studios on Friday with challenger Mike Hope, a Seattle police officer and a Republican member of Washington's state house.
Unemployment is a big issue in the county. Reardon, a Democrat, touts a balanced budget under his leadership, and no tax hikes. Hope, however, says Reardon hasn't done enough to bring jobs to the county.
Watch the two candidates debate Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on KING 5 News Upfront.
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