Political Candidates File for Office

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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
#Incumbant

Congressional District 1 U.S. Representative

Matthew Burke
James Watkins
David D. Schirle
Jay Inslee#

Legislative District 1 State Representative Position 1

Vince DeMiero*
Derek Stanford
Sandy Guinn
Dennis Richter
Dick Lapinski

Legislative District 1 State Representative Position 2

Dave Griffin
Luis Moscoso*
Heidi Munson

Legislative District 21 State Representative Position 1

Ed Borey
Mary Helen Roberts#

Legislative District 21 State Representative Position 2

Mike Huisman
Marko Liias
Alan Tagle
Elizabeth Scott

Legislative District 21 State Senator

David Preston
Glen Sayes
Paull Shin#

County Prosecuting Attorney

Mark Roe#
Jim Kenny

[image courtesy Ryan Wolf]

4 COMMENTS

  1. This is valuable information and I’m glad the MLT News is planning to follow the local primary races. But you do need to be a little more careful, if your information is going to be clear and useful. Washington State has a “top two primary,” not a “top primary.” And there’s something wrong with your color scheme. Several of the names are in a color that looks sort of like the color designated for Independent, but not quite. I know that Jay Inslee and Luis Moscoso are Democrats and should be in blue. In fact, Luis was nominated by the First Legislative District Democrats and endorsed by the Snohomish County Democrats.nnJim Eachus

  2. This is valuable information and I'm glad the MLT News is planning to follow the local primary races. But you do need to be a little more careful, if your information is going to be clear and useful. Washington State has a “top two primary,” not a “top primary.” And there's something wrong with your color scheme. Several of the names are in a color that looks sort of like the color designated for Independent, but not quite. I know that Jay Inslee and Luis Moscoso are Democrats and should be in blue. In fact, Luis was nominated by the First Legislative District Democrats and endorsed by the Snohomish County Democrats.Jim Eachus

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