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Evan Smith | schsmith@frontier.com
Published: Monday, May 19, 2014, 1:13 p.m.

No opponents yet for State Reps. Stanford, Ryu

As candidate-filing week ended Friday, Democratic State Reps. Derek Stanford and Cindy Ryu had no opponents for the Aug. 5 primary or Nov. 4 general election.

Stanford had an announced opponent for his 1st Legislative District position until a few days before the start of filing week, but Republican Brian Travis said that he would step aside in favor of a Republican with more financial support. That candidate hadn't filed at the deadline.

The 1st Legislative District includes most of Mountlake Terrace, all of Brier and Bothell, unincorporated areas of Snohomish County north and east of Bothell, part of Kirkland and unincorporated areas of King County between Bothell and Kirkland.

Ryu has no opponents – Republican or Democrat – in the 32nd District, which includes Lynnwood, Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas of southwest Snohomish County, parts of Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle.

All candidates for partisan offices appear on the August primary ballot, with the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, qualifying for the November general-election ballot.

An opponent still could qualify for the November ballot by registering as a write-in candidate and placing second in the primary with at least 1 percent of the primary vote.

Candidates have until July 18 to register as write-in candidates for the primary. They must pay the same filing fee that ballot candidates pay.

Registered write-in candidates have their voices counted despite minor misspellings or incorrect or missing party preference.

Unregistered write-in candidates can qualify for the November ballot but appear with no party preference.

Appointed Democratic 21st Legislative District Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self appeared to have the primary ballot to herself as the last day of filing started Friday, but Green Party candidate Bob Lewis took advantage of the opening by filing Friday morning, only to have Republican Jeff Scherrer make it a three-way primary a few minutes later.

Libertarian candidates have taken advantage of such openings in other parts of Washington, but the chairman of the Washington Libertarian Party said Thursday night that recruiting candidates was hard because potential candidates were frightened by the $421 filing fee.

Story tags » BothellBrierEdmondsLynnwoodMountlake TerraceSnohomishWoodwayPolitics

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