Primary Day is August 1st, which is a really stupid day for a primary. Part of it is because we're looking at the height of summer, when people's minds are miles away from the political scene. It is also the first day of the month, which means most people won't think about it because it's next month.
The end result is that is that fewer people are likely to vote than normal, even given things like the over-stuffed race for Mayor of Seattle (which I can't vote on, but I will mention Bob Hasegawa and Mike McGinn in passing).So your vote counts more than usual.
You've heard the drill - in these elections, old people tend to carry the day, because we've (and yep, I am officially an old duffer these days) have been trained through years of voting and seeing our candidate or the other candidate winning, and having to deal with the consequences of an election. So ultimately, I want youse mugs to vote.
And don't just listen to me. When I started this tour through my own ballot, I laid out a list of resources that are available, including other people's endorsements. Go read them. Weigh the options. Cast your votes.
So, here's my two cents worth:
King County Proposition No. 1 Sales Tax for Cultural Access Program: Approved
King County Executive: Dow Constantine
Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 1: Claudia Kauffmann
Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 3: Ahmed Abdi
Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 4: John Persak
City of Kent Mayor: Elizabeth Albertson
City of Kent Council Position No. 2: Satwinder Kaur
City of Kent Council Position No. 4: Tye Whitfield
Kent School District No. 415 Director District No. 4: Denise Daniels
Soos Creek Water and Sewer District Commissioner Position No. 2: Merle Reeder
Public Hospital District No. 1 Commissioner District No. 1: Pete DeLeyser
And with that the Political Desk takes break, until the results come in next week.
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