A guide to our coverage of the candidates and issues

Here’s a list of links to everything we’ve written about Tuesday’s general election.

Learn about the candidates and issues in Snohomish County with the following links to stories, interviews, editorials and videos. Check back for more candidate profiles in the days leading up to the Nov. 6 general election. There are 18 Snohomish County ballot drop box locations.

Editorial endorsements and recommendations are italicized.


U.S. senator

Maria Cantwell | ♦ Susan Hutchison

While favored to win, Cantwell faces strongest opponent yet

Debate: Maria Cantwell | Susan Hutchison

Debate video: Oct. 8 at PLU

U.S. representative, District 1

Suzan DelBene | Jeffrey Beeler

Video: Interview with Suzan DelBene and Jeffrey Beeler

In Our View: DelBene has earned support of 1st District voters

U.S. representative, District 2

Rick Larsen | Brian Luke

Sept. 2: With recount done, a Libertarian looks to be Larsen’s foe

Video: Interview with Rick Larsen and Brian Luke

In Our View: Rick Larsen represents his district well in D.C.


District 1

State representative, position 1

♦ Derek Stanford | Josh Colver

In Our View: Return Derek Stanford to 1st District House seat

State representative, position 2

♦ Shelley Kloba | Debra Blodgett

In Our View: Return Shelley Kloba to 1st District House seat

District 10

State representative, position 1

Scott McMullen | Norma Smith

In Our View: Norma Smith has championed privacy, environment

State representative, position 2

Dave Paul | Dave Hayes

In Our View: Dave Hayes’ law enforcement background informs his work

District 21

State senator

Marko Liias | Mario Lionel Lotmore

In Our View: Marko Liias for state senate seat

State representative, position 1

Strom Peterson | Amy Schaper

In Our View: Strom Peterson is an accomplished legislator

State representative, position 2

Lillian Ortiz-Self |Petra Bigea

In Our View: Lillian Ortiz-Self has successfully won passage of education bills

District 32

State senator

Jesse Salomon | Maralyn Chase

In Our View: Jesse Salomon is best prepared to serve as senator

State representative, position 1

♦ In 32nd District, Republican candidates trying to be heard

♦ Cindy Ryu | Diodato “Dio” Boucsieguez

In Our View: Cindy Ryu has served her district well and has necessary experience

State representative, position 2

♦ Lauren Davis | Frank Deisler

In Our View: Residents can confidently elect Davis to the House seat

District 38

State senator

John McCoy | Savio Pham

State representative, position 1

Bert Johnson | June Robinson

In Our View: June Robinson has shown herself as a skilled legislator

District 39

State senator

Claus Joens | Keith L. Wagoner

Aug 4: Dueling GOP candidates dominate Senate race in the 39th

State representative, position 1

Oct. 31: A Berniecrat win on Trump turf may not be too far fetched

Sept. 20: Robert Sutherland | Ivan Lewis

State representative, position 2

Carolyn Eslick | Eric Halvorson

In Our View: Carolyn Eslick knows the needs of her rural district

District 44

State senator

Steve Hobbs | Doug Roulstone

State representative, position 1

John Lovick | Jeff Sax

Sept. 18: Lovick to Sax: Take down website or we may wind up in court

Sept. 13: Election rival: Lovick was sex abuse suspect in ’90s

In Our View: John Lovick is an effective and respected lawmaker

State representative, position 2

Mark Harmsworth | Jared Mead

In Our View: Jared Mead has a realistic take on transportation funding

Supreme Court

Steven Gonzalez | Nathan Choi


Everett City Council

Tyler Rourke | Liz Vogeli

In Our View: Tyler Rourke best choice for Everett council seat

Public Utility District commission

♦ Election to decide who’s in power at the PUD; two seats open

In Our View: Sidney (Sid) Logan is an advocate for PUD energy projects

In Our View: Rebecca Wolfe will push for efficiency and transparency

Cascade District Court

Kristen Olbrechts | Jennifer Rancourt

Statewide initiatives

♦ Initiative 940: Law enforcement use of deadly force

Their I-940 made the ballot, but not the version they prefer

In Our View: Send I-940 back to Legislature for better bill

Initiative 1631: Fee on carbon emissions

Opponents of carbon fee break initiative fundraising record

Video: I-1631 proponents and opponents face off

In Our View: Even with flaws, I-1631 provides climate solutions

Initiative 1634: Ban of local taxes on grocery items

Video: Debated: I-1634 would ban local taxes on grocery items

Pressed to pick between a food tax we fear or power we value

In Our View: I-1634’s saccharine attack on local government

Initiative 1639: Firearms safety

Nov. 1: Firearms initiative is causing a firestorm of debate

Oct. 5: Initiative 1639 seeks to curb gun violence

Video: Pro and con on I-1639, the gun-safety ballot measure

In Our View: I-1639’s firearm measures can make a difference

Local ballot measures

Snohomish County Proposition 1

Oct. 23: Sales tax measure would pay for emergency radio replacement

♦ June 4: County pushes measure to replace outdated radio system

In Our View: Public safety tax measures deserve yes vote

Everett Propositions 1 and 2

City of Everett Propositions 1 and 2: Districting

In Our View: Yes on Everett council districts; yes on 4-3 plan

Everett Proposition 3

♦ Everett seeks to replace current EMS levy

In Our View: Public safety tax measures deserve yes vote

Stanwood Proposition 1

♦ Stanwood voters to consider annexing into North County Fire

Fire District 15 (Tulalip Bay) 

♦ Oct. 15: Tulalip fire district hopes to hire 3 full-time firefighters

Arlington School District Proposition 1

♦ Arlington voters to consider $107.5M bond for second time

Island County


♦ Lane Campbell | Rick Felici

County Commissioner, District 3

♦ Rick Hannold | Janet St. Clair


Pool, Park and Recreation

Editorial: Levy an investment, so is involvement in pool district


All endorsements by the Herald Editorial Board can be found here.

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