June and the 2011 fil­ing peri­od for elect­ed office are upon us. All this week, elec­tions offi­cials around the state will be accept­ing for­mal dec­la­ra­tions of can­di­da­cy from Wash­ing­to­ni­ans who have decid­ed they want to run for office.

Through­out the week, we’ll be keep­ing watch on who has filed in key races in King Coun­ty and else­where. This post is the first in a series of Fil­ing Week reports we’ll be bring­ing you at reg­u­lar inter­vals until the close of fil­ing on Fri­day at 4:30 PM.


Lloyd Hara and Sher­ril Huff remain unchal­lenged, so noth­ing to report.

Port of Seattle

Our own Gael Tar­leton has filed for reelec­tion to Posi­tion 2. (Full dis­clo­sure: We’re proud to acknowl­edge that Gael serves on NPI’s Board of Directors).


Roger Fly­gare has filed for Fed­er­al Way City Coun­cil, Posi­tion 3. He’s run­ning against Susan Honda.

There are now two indi­vid­u­als vying for the posi­tion of May­or of Lake For­est Park: Mary Jane Goss and Dwight Thompson.

John Mar­chione has filed for reelec­tion as May­or of Redmond.

Joel Wright has filed to run for Red­mond City Coun­cil, Posi­tion 5. Tom Fly­nn is also seek­ing to fill the seat that long­time Coun­cilmem­ber Richard Cole is vacating.

In Ren­ton, Mark Mar­tinez has filed to run for Posi­tion 5 on the city coun­cil. Ed Prince is also seek­ing the position.

School Board

Sher­ry Carr now has three more oppo­nents to con­tend with in her school board race: Jack Whe­lan, Kate Mar­tin, and Ter­ence J. Menage. (A cou­ple of them ought to con­sid­er run­ning against Har­i­um-Mar­tin Mor­ris, who remains unchal­lenged… for now). John Cum­mings is chal­leng­ing Peter Maier for Posi­tion 1, and Mar­ty McLaren is chal­leng­ing Steve Sundquist for Posi­tion 6.

Good to see that folks are step­ping for­ward to take on those incum­bents. The Seat­tle School Dis­trict, in my view, needs a change of leadership.

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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