The race for state attorney general has doubled in size.
Reagan Dunn, a King County councilman and former assistant U.S. attorney, announced Tuesday he is running for the office.
Dunn is the second person to declare for the post. He will be campaigning against fellow King County councilman Bob Ferguson, who announced his candidacy in February.
Both men are hoping to succeed current Attorney General Rob McKenna, who last week launched his campaign for governor.
In a release, Dunn said his candidacy has been endorsed by McKenna as well as former Attorney General Ken Eikenberry and five former U.S. attorneys, Mike McKay, Jim McDevitt, Bill Hyslop, Jeff Sullivan and John McKay.
Prior to coming to Washington state, Dunn was a special assistant U.S. attorney in Florida and Washington, D.C. He then joined the U.S. attorney's office in Seattle and worked in the General Crimes Unit, prosecuting narcotics manufacturing, child pornography, Internet crimes and bank fraud. He was later promoted to the Terrorism and Violent Crime Unit.
Dunn was appointed to the King County council in 2005 to replace McKenna after the latter was elected state attorney general.
According to a Seattle Times article, Dunn is "viewed as one of the Republican Party's most promising Washington politicians." His opponent, Ferguson, is a Democrat.
The 40-year old Dunn currently resides in Maple Valley with his wife, Paige, and a son.