Field is set for fall election season

Check out who is running in the area legislative and congressional districts.

The region’s voters, like their peers throughout Washington, now know who they will be considering when casting their ballots in the fall.

The official filing period was last week, May 14-18, across the state. Candidates for all offices had to submit their names by the close of office hours Friday.

Ballots won’t be as daunting as usual, with a limited number of races to be determined. There are no city council or school board seats to fill, so things won’t seem as “local” as in other years.

The races hitting closest to home include legislative and congressional districts.

Legislative

In the running for the 47th district Senate seat is incumbent Joe Fain and Mona Das. Running for 47th district state representative position No. 1 are James Dillon, incumbent Mark Hargrove and Debra Entenman. And running for 47th position No. 2 are Ted Cooke, incumbent Pat Sullivan and Lindsey Shumway.

On the ballot for the 5th district representative position No. 1 is Chad Magendanz and Bill Ramos. Also on the ballot for position No. 2 are incumbent Paul Graves, Lisa Callan and Ryan Dean Burkett.

Running for the 11th district representative position No. 1 this August is incumbent Zack Hudgins. According to the Secretary of State’s website, he is running unopposed.

Also running unopposed in the 11th district is Steve Bergquist who is running for position No. 2.

Congressional

Voters will help decide who replaces the retiring Dave Reichert in the 8th Congressional District. A dozen candidates stepped forward, including four Democrats, three Republicans, one from the Independent Centrist Party, a Libertarian and three independent candidates.

Three candidates have entered their names into the running for 9th Congressional District U.S. Representative — they are Doug Basler, Sarah Smith and incumbent Adam Smith.

Also looking toward Washington, D.C., local voters will help choose a U.S. senator — and they will have plenty of options to consider. Candidates include incumbent Maria Cantwell, a Democrat, and 29 other opponents.

Local voters will also see numerous races for judicial position on their ballots. Seats will be decided for the state Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and District Courts in both King and Pierce counties.

The August primary will narrow all fields to the top two, who will advance to November’s general election.

More in News

Washington’s election security remains strong as 2018 General Election vote count approaches record

The following from the Washington Secretary of State’s office: Ongoing county ballot… Continue reading

Joe Fain and Mona Das. FILE PHOTOS
Fain concedes election to Das in race for state Senate seat | UPDATE

Auburn Republican falls 548 votes behind the Democratic challenger from Covington in latest count

Grandfather shoots grandson, police believe it was self defense

The family present said the son was a “common source of domestic violence to everyone in the house.”

Seven horses perish in Kent barn fire

Renton RFA arrived to a barn “fully engulfed in flames.”

Voters return their ballots on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the King County Elections Office in Renton. Photo by Haley Ausbun
Friday evening results from the November General Election

Currently 19,000 ballots remain to be counted. Counting will resume Monday, Nov. 12.

Street receives honorary name for fallen Iraq War veteran 1st Lt. Michael Adams

The following from King County councilmember Reagan Dunn: Lining the street that… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Jamie Holter
                                Panther Lake Elementary students participate in a pilot program from Renton Juvenile Probation Unit bringing an anger replacement training program to elementary.
Juvenile Unit teaches social skills to young boys during nine week course

Renton Juvenile Unit brings a skill building class for troubled teens to an elementary school.

State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, speaks on the Senate floor. REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Senate committee approves hiring investigator to look into rape allegation against Fain

Seattle woman claims state Senator from Auburn sexually assaulted her in 2007

Renton resident Walter Compare is a member of the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Speakers Bureau and spoke at a fundraiser for the department on Oct. 23. To his left is Ellen Penninger, KCSARC’s Speakers Bureau Manager, and his right, KCSARC’s Events and Corporate Partnerships Manager Madeline Read. Contributed photo
Sexual assault resource centers report high call volumes

As the #MeToo movement has gathered steam over the last year, local… Continue reading

Most Read