Yesterday Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey announced that he plans to run for the Washington State House of Representatives 4th District seat currently held by longtime Republican legislator Larry Crouse. Crouse is considering retiring, which would leave the seat open. But Towey isn't alone in his interest: current Spokane council member Nancy McLaughlin has indicated she may move to Spokane Valley to run for the seat and former Spokane Valley Mayor Diana Wilhite has also expressed interest. The election isn't until November 2014, but it looks like things are heating up already. Click here to read today's story. SR file photo.