Herald editorial board’s 2012 endorsements

Ballots must be dropped off or postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 6. The reasoning behind the Editorial Board’s endorsements can be read at www.heraldnet.com/opinion

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Barack Obama over Mitt Romney

U.S. SENATE

Maria Cantwell over Michael Baumgartner

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1st District

Suzan DelBene over John Koster

2nd District

Rick Larsen over Dan Matthews

GOVERNOR

Rob McKenna over Jay Inslee

LT. GOVERNOR

Bill Finkbeiner over Brad Owen

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Bob Ferguson over Reagan Dunn

SECRETARY OF STATE

Kim Wyman over Kathleen Drew

COMMISIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS

Peter Goldmark over Clint Didier

TREASURER

Jim McIntire over Sharon Hanek

INSURANCE COMMISIONER

Mike Kreidler

STATE LEGISLATURE

1st DISTRICT

Senate

Dawn McCravey over Rosemary McAuliffe

House Position 1

Derek Stanford over Sandy Guinn

House Position 2

Luis Moscoso over Mark Davies

10th District

Senate

Mary Margaret Haugen over Barbara Bailey

House Position 1

Norma Smith over Aaron Simpson

House Position 2

Dave Hayes over Tom Riggs

44th DISTRICT

House Position 1

Hans Dunshee over Mark Harmsworth

House Position 2

Mike Hope over Mary McNaughton

39th DISTRICT

Senate

Kirk Pearson over Scott Olson

House Position 1

Dan Kristiansen over Linda Wright

House Position 2

Elizabeth Scott over Eleanor Walters

21st DISTRICT

House Position 1

Mary Helen Roberts

House Position 2

Marko Liias over Kevin Morrison

38th DISTRICT

House Position 1

John McCoy over Sam Wilson

House Position 2

Mike Sells over Michael Casey

COUNTY/CITY

Snohomish County PUD Commission

Kathy Vaughn over Eric Teegarden

Everett City Council

June Robinson over Scott Bader

BALLOT MEASURES

Referendum 74

Same-sex marriage

Yes

Initiative 1185

Supermajority for tax increases

No

Initiative 1240

Public charter schools

Yes

Senate Joint Resolution 8223

Investing for higher education

Yes

Senate Joint Resolution 8221

Cutting the state’s debt limit

Yes