Herald endorsements 2000: A guide to election choices

Here is a summary of the endorsements made by the editorial board for Tuesday’s election. The endorsements are made by the five members of the editorial board.

All of the endorsements were subjects of editorials. To read any of the endorsement editorials, please go to


ttp://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/endorse.cfm. For the statewide initiatives, pro and con oped articles appeared on the same day as the editorial endorsements. On the Internet edition of the paper, those viewpoints can be found under the same day’s listing of letters. Election-related letters, which were published during recent weeks, also remain online.

The Herald news department operates independently of the editorial board. Local and state news coverage of the elections can be found at


ttp://www.heraldnet.com/election. The state’s guides to ballot measures and candidates, plus a variety of election-related links, can be found online through its Vote 2000 Web site,



Federal offices


4 Al Gore, D


4 Slade Gorton, R

House of Representatives

District 1

4 Jay Inslee, D

District 2

4 John Koster, R

Washington State Offices


4 Gary Locke, D

Lieutenant Governor

4 Brad Owen, D

Secretary of State

4 Sam Reed, R


4 Mike Murphy, D


4 Brian Sonntag, D

Attorney General

4 Christine Gregoire, D

Commissioner of

Public Lands

4 Doug Sutherland, R

Insurance Commissioner

4 Mike Kreidler, D

State Supreme Court

Position 2

4 Jeff Sullivan

Position 8

4 Tom Chambers

State Legislature

1st District


4 Rosemary McAuliffe, D

House of Representatives

Position 1

4 Al O’Brien, D

Position 2

4 Jeanne Edwards, D

10th District


4 Mary Margaret Haugen, D

House of Representatives

Position 1

4 Barry Sehlin, R

Position 2

4 Kelly Barlean, R

21st District

House of Representatives

Position 1

4 Stan Monlux, R

Position 2

4 Renee Radcliff, R

38th District

House of Representatives

Position 1

4 Aaron Reardon, D

Position 2

4 Pat Scott, D

39th District


4 Val Stevens, R

House of Representatives

Position 1

4 Hans Dunshee, D

Position 2

4 Liz Loomis, D

44th District

House of Representatives

Position 1

4 Dave Schmidt, R

Position 2

4 John Lovick, D

State ballot issues

Initiative 713

Body-gripping traps

4 No

Initiative 722

Property tax hike limits and 1999 tax repeals

4 No

Initiative 728

Class size and school improvement funding

4 Yes

Initiative 729

Charter schools

4 Yes

Initiative 732

Cost of living raises for teachers

4 No

Initiative 745

90 percent of transportation funds for roads

4 No

Senate Joint Resolution 8214

Investment of trust funds for people with disabilities

4 Yes

Snohomish County PUD

Commissioner District 2

4 Kathy Vaughn

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