Primary season is upon us as all candidates were required to file with the County this past week. While there are plenty of state races as well, we plan to mostly cover the local races in the Legislative District 1 and Congressional District 1 as well as the County.
A good way to get to know the candidates are to visit their web site. Below you will find a list of all the candidates that have filed with links to each of their web site, if available.
The primary is set for August 17. The State of Washington has a Top 2 Primary system. This allows voters to choose among all candidates running for each office regardless of their party preference. The two candidates who receive the most votes in the Primary qualify for the General Election. Candidates need at least 1% of the votes cast in that race to advance to the General Election. Each candidate for a partisan office may state a political party that he or she prefers. A candidate’s preference does not imply that they are nominated or endorsed by the party, or that the party approves of or associates with that candidate.
Here is a legend to help you determine who’s who:
Prefers Republican Party
Prefers Democratic Party
Prefers Independant Party
*Mountlake Terrace resident
Congressional District 1 U.S. Representative
Legislative District 1 State Representative Position 1
Legislative District 1 State Representative Position 2
Legislative District 21 State Representative Position 1
Legislative District 21 State Representative Position 2
Legislative District 21 State Senator
County Prosecuting Attorney
[image courtesy Ryan Wolf]