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Wel­come to Fil­ing Week 2015!

Today through Fri­day, elec­tions offi­cials around the state will be accept­ing for­mal dec­la­ra­tions of can­di­da­cy from Wash­ing­to­ni­ans who have decid­ed they want to run for office at the local lev­el (and, in a cou­ple leg­isla­tive dis­tricts, the state level).

There are many impor­tant con­tests with­in King Coun­ty on the bal­lot this year,  so we’ll be keep­ing a close watch on its fil­ings. We will also look at fil­ings in oth­er key coun­ties, like Sno­homish, What­com, and Pierce.

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 five days from now.

King County

Coun­ty Level
No one has yet filed to run for office at the coun­ty level.

Port Lev­el
Ken Rogers has filed to run against Repub­li­can Bill Bryant for Posi­tion #5. Rogers has been assem­bling a cam­paign and rais­ing mon­ey since around mid-March. His web­site lists endorse­ments from the Machin­ists, King Coun­ty Coun­cil Mem­ber Dave Upthe­grove, and State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mia Gregerson.

Only a few can­di­dates have filed to run for may­or or city coun­cil so far. Most posi­tions do not have a can­di­date yet.

May­oral can­di­dates in King Coun­ty cities so far include:

  • Dave Hill in Algona
  • Mary Jane Goss in Lake For­est Park
  • Ken Hear­ing in North Bend
  • Gary Nitschke in Pacific
  • Denis Law in Renton
  • Allan Ekberg in Tukwila

In Seat­tle city coun­cil races:

  • Chas Red­mond and Arturo Rob­les have filed for Posi­tion #1
  • Sandy Brown has filed for Posi­tion #5
  • Sal­ly Bagshaw has filed for Posi­tion #7
  • Alon Bas­sokhas filed for Posi­tion #9

In Shore­line, two can­di­dates have already filed for Posi­tion #2, cur­rent­ly held by Chris Eggen: Jes­si­ca Caf­fer­ty and Kei­th Scully.

In Kent, two can­di­dates have filed for Posi­tion #1: Bai­ley Sto­ber and Rich Brandau.

In Maple Val­ley, Cathy Hilde and Dana Par­nel­lo are squar­ing off for Posi­tion #6.

In Belle­vue, incum­bents John Stokes and Jen­nifer Robert­son have filed for Posi­tions #1 and #7, respec­tive­ly. In Kirk­land, Dave Ash­er and Toby Nixon have also filed for reelec­tion, to posi­tions #4 and #6.

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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One reply on “Filing Week 2015: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday afternoon”

  1. I’ll put a plug in for Jen­nifer Sut­ton for Issaquah City Coun­cil posi­tion 3. She is active in Wash­ing­ton Con­ser­va­tion vot­ers and is on the Issaquah Human Ser­vices Commision.

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