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August 22  |  By Evan Smith
Republican Mark Davies got enough write-in votes in the Aug. 5 primary to qualify for the November ballot against incumbent 1st District Democratic State Rep. Derek Stanford.

With Stanford unopposed on the primary ballot, Davies needed to finish second with at least 1 percent of the votes cast for the position.

That meant 156 votes. Davies had 611 (3.92 percent).



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August 21  |  By Evan Smith
The Edmonds-Woodway area led Snohomish County in final ballot returns for the Aug. 5 primary election.



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August 20  |  By Evan Smith
South District Court Judge Jeffrey D. Goodwin faces a challenge in the November election from Brett Nagle.

It is one of three South District Court positions on the November ballot, but the only one that is contested.



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August 18  |  By Evan Smith
Incumbent Democratic 1st Legislative District State Rep. Luis Moscoso and Republican challenger Ed Barton both see reasons to be optimistic about the November general election as Moscoso continues to hold a small lead over Barton in results of the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary posted through Friday, Aug. 15.



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August 14  |  By Evan Smith
A write-in candidate is likely to qualify for the November ballot against incumbent Democratic 1st Legislative District State Rep. Derek Stanford.

Republican Mark Davies registered with the secretary of state prior to the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary as a write-in candidate against Stanford, who was unopposed on the primary ballot.



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August 11  |  By Evan Smith
Incumbent Democratic 1st Legislative District State Rep. Luis Moscoso holds a small lead over Republican Ed Barton in results of the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary posted through Monday, Aug. 11.

Moscoso had 44.18 percent of the votes in the top-two primary to 43.41 percent for Barton and 12.41 percent for Democrat Dave Griffin.



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August 8  |  By Evan Smith
Democrat Scott Whelpley, who is running third in results of the Tuesday, Aug. 5 primary for an open position in the 21st Legislative District, has endorsed fellow Democrat Strom Peterson for the general election in November, when Peterson apparently will face Republican Allen McPheeters.



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August 8  |  By Evan Smith
Democratic 21st Legislative District Chairwoman Jennifer Gregerson appears to be losing her bid for re-election as precinct committee officer from her Mukilteo precinct.

Results from Tuesday’s election, updated Thursday, showed Gregerson, who also is mayor of Mukilteo, trailing losing legislative candidate Scott Whelpley, 103 votes (61 percent) to 86 (39 percent).



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August 6  |  By Evan Smith
Incumbent Democratic 32nd District State Sen. Maralyn Chase held a clear lead over two challengers in early primary-election returns Tuesday night.



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August 6  |  By Evan Smith
Incumbent Democratic State Sen. Marko Liias leads 21st Legislative District candidates in fundraising.

Through Monday, Liias had reported raising $139,253 and spending $44,905. His Republican opponent, Daniel Mathews has reported raising $16,003 and spending $22,253.



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August 4  |  By Evan Smith
Voters who want to cast their ballots by mail Tuesday need to send them early to get the Aug. 8 postmark.

That’s 5 p.m. at the post office in downtown Edmonds, and at the Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace post offices. It’s 4 p.m. at the post office on Olympic View Drive north of Edmonds.



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August 4  |  By Evan Smith
Voters can cast their votes in person on accessible voting units at the Lynnwood Library Monday and Tuesday.

The unit is available Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Election Day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Library is at 19200 44th Ave W,



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August 4  |  By Evan Smith
Democratic 21st District State Sen. Marko Liias and Republican challenger Dan Matthews recently sent statements about what the legislature should do to comply with the 2012 State Supreme Court order to provide full state support for basic public education.

The two are alone on the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballot, meaning that both are certain to advance to the Nov. 4 general election ballot.



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August 1  |  By Evan Smith
The Snohomish County Community Health Center clinic in on Highway 99 in Edmonds will open Friday.

The grand opening is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m.

The clinic is at 23320 Highway 99 in Edmonds.

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, who was scheduled to speak, will stay in Washington, D.C., for expected votes relating to children crossing the southern U.S. border.



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July 31  |  By Evan Smith
The Herald and Seattle Times editorial boards have split their endorsements in the 1st Legislative District contest between incumbent Democratic State Rep. Luis Moscoso and Republican opponent Ed Barton.

The two will appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, along with another Democrat, Dave Griffin. The top two vote getters in the primary qualify for the November general-election ballot.



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July 30  |  By Evan Smith
The Edmonds-Woodway area leads Snohomish County in early ballot returns for the Aug. 5, primary election.



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July 29  |  By Evan Smith
Both The Herald and The Seattle Times have endorsed Democrat Scott Whelpley to replace retiring 21st District Democratic State Rep. Mary Helen Roberts.



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July 25  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
The Aug. 5 primary will be key to the final outcome of the race to replace retiring Democratic 21st District State Rep. Mary Helen Roberts.

Democrats Justin McMahon, Dick McManus, Strom Peterson and Scott Whelpley, and Republican Allen McPheeters are running in the primary, with the top two vote getters, regardless of party, qualifying for the November general-election ballot.



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July 24  |  By Evan Smith
Republican Mark Davies of Bothell has registered as a write-in candidate against unopposed incumbent Democratic 1st Legislative District State Rep. Derek Stanford.

Davies registered Friday, the final day for registration as a write-in candidate for the Aug. 5 primary election.



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July 23  |  By Evan Smith
New Washington voters can register through Monday, July 28, to vote in the Aug. 5 primary election, but they must register in person at the Snohomish County auditor’s office, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Voters can get information by calling 425-388-3444.



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July 22  |  By Evan Smith
Ballot drop boxes for the Aug. 5 primary election are open in Edmonds, Lynnwood and nine other sites around Snohomish County.

The Edmonds site is near the Library. The Lynnwood site is in front of the city hall.

Ballots can be deposited at these locations any time until 8 p.m. Election Day.



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July 17  |  By Evan Smith
Incumbent Democratic 1st Legislative District Rep. Luis Moscoso and his two challengers recently sent statements about what the legislature should do to comply with the court order to provide full state support for basic public education.



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July 16  |  By Evan Smith
Incumbent Democratic 32nd District State Sen. Maralyn Chase, Democratic challenger Chris Eggen and Republican challenger Robert Reedy recently sent these statements about what the legislature should do to comply with the court order to provide full state support for basic public education.



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July 15  |  By Evan Smith
A forum on the primary election for state senate from the 32nd Legislative District is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church in Shoreline.

Democratic State Sen. Maralyn Chase, Democratic challenger Chris Eggen and Republican challenger Robert Reedy will speak and answer questions from 7 to 8 p.m.



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July 14  |  By Evan Smith
The King County Municipal League has given incumbent Democratic 32nd District State Rep. Ruth Kagi its highest candidate rating, "outstanding."



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July 11  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will host a community coffee at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center Saturday. Larsen invites constituents to join him to discuss issues important to them.

The coffee, from 9 to 10 a.m. coincides with the center’s community breakfast. Those attending the coffee are welcome to purchase breakfast for $5.



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July 8  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Incumbent 32nd District State Rep. Ruth Kagi faces Republican challenger Alvin Rutledge on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, with both certain to qualify for the November general-election ballot.

The 32nd Legislative District includes Lynnwood, Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas of southwest Snohomish County, parts of Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace, all of Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle.



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July 7  |  By Evan Smith
Appointed incumbent Democratic 21st District State Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, Republican challenger Jeff Scherrer and Green Party candidate Bob Lewis recently sent statements about what the legislature should do to comply with the court order to provide full state support for basic public education.



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July 3  |  By Evan Smith
The five candidates seeking the open 21st District seat in the State House of Representatives all sent recent statements about what the legislature should do to comply with the court order to provide full state support for basic public education.

The five are running for the position left open by the retirement of Democratic State Rep. Mary Helen Roberts.



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July 1  |  By Evan Smith
Monday, July 7 is the last day for voters to register by mail or online for the Aug. 5 primary election, or for currently registered Washington voters to change their voting addresses.

Voters who want to register by mail can get material at many libraries and at most post offices, or they can download forms from the Snohomish County auditor’s website or the secretary of state's website.



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