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Candidates for senator

Name: Rosemary McAuliffe, Democrat

Age: 60

Hometown: Bothell

Education: Bachelor’s in nursing, Seattle University

Occupation: Owns and manages Hollywood Schoolhouse, a wedding, banquet and conference facility

Political experience: State senator, 1993 to present; Northshore School

District board member, 1977-1991; board president, 1981-1982.

Fun Fact: She and her kids build floats for neighborhood parades; in 1976, one of their floats was featured in Encyclopedia Britannica and Time magazine

Web site: www.mcauliffe1.com/

Name: Leo Van Hollebeke, Republican

Age: 37

Hometown: Bothell

Education: Bachelor’s in political science, University of Washington

Occupation: Owns a landscape maintenance business

Political experience: Former chairman of 1st District Democrats, 1988, campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.

Fun Fact: Proposed to his wife on the summit of Mount Rainier. (His previous girlfriend made it only halfway up.)

Web site: www.leo2000.org

Candidates for representative, Position 1

Name: Al O’Brien, Democrat

Age: 56

Hometown: Mountlake Terrace

Education: Bachelor’s in sociology and master’s in public administration, Seattle University

Occupation: Retired Seattle police sergeant; former Marine Corps warrant officer

Political experience: State representative, 1997-current, five years as Mountlake Terrace city councilman

Fun Fact: Likes to run, and not just for elective office. Has run several marathons.

Web site: www.alobrien.com/

Name: Eric Marrs, Republican

Age: 39

Hometown: Kirkland

Education: Three years of political science at University of Washington, two years of biblical literature and Greek at Northwest College

Occupation: Convention services manager for the SeaTac Doubletree Hotel

Political experience: Ran for state Senate in Pierce County at age 19, when he was a college student; ran as a Democrat against an incumbent Democrat

Fun fact: Big UW Huskies fan; likes to play frisbee with his dog.

Web site: www.olympiasolutions.net

Candidates for representative, Position 2

Name: Jeanne Edwards, Democrat

Age: 72

Hometown: Bothell

Education: Some college, no degree

Occupation: Retired from career in marketing and journalism

Political experience: state representative, 1999-current; Bothell city councilwoman, 1992-1999

Fun fact: Likes to write. Would like to someday write fiction.

Web site: members.aol.com/jaedwar/

Name: Andy Vanderhoff, Republican

Age: 22

Hometown: Kirkland

Education: Three years of computer science at Bellevue Community College and the University of Washington; U.S. Army Defense Information School

Occupation: Network administrator for TeraBeam

Political experience: Former president of Eastside Young Republicans; volunteer in several political campaigns

Fun fact: Likes reading "Harry Potter" books to his 7-year-old.

Web site: www.voteforandy.com

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