This makes at least 15 elections for the former Michael Patrick Shanks - now legally Mike the Mover, and yes that is what he does for a living - and zero wins. Or even near-wins.
Why does he do it? When he ran for governor two years ago, the Seattle Times noted this: "He estimates his moving company will do about $150,000 in extra business this year because of name recognition he'll gain from running for office — a pretty good return on a $1,360 filing fee. It wasn't originally a money-making scheme, he said, but it worked out that way."
Filing deadline for Washington candidates is tomorrow. But now that Mike's in, we can all breathe easier.