Election 2022

A portion of the Redistricting Commission-approved legislative map showing the 12th District, which would span the Cascade Range. (Washington State Redistricting Commission) 20211124

Proposed political map links cities from Monroe to Wenatchee

Highway 2 would unite communities on both sides of the Cascades in one legislative district. Here’s what else could change.

 

Steve Hobbs, who was sworn in as Washington Secretary of State, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., poses in front of photos of the 15 people who previously held his office. Hobbs, a former state senator from Lake Stevens, Wash., is the first person of color to head the office and the first Democrat to serve as Secretary in more than 50 years. He replaces Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who resigned to accept an election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Steve Hobbs sworn in as Washington’s 16th secretary of state

The state senator from Lake Stevens is the first Democrat to hold the position in 56 years.

 

Two unincorporated areas of District 4 seen here in yellow and purple will be absorbed by districts 2 and 3, impacting just under 14,000 people.

After county redistricting, you might have a new councilmember

Nearly 14,000 of Snohomish County Councilmember Jared Mead’s constituents will shift to other Democrat-represented districts.

 

Jason Cummings (Contributed photo) 20211118

Civil division chief enters race for Snohomish County prosecutor

Jason Cummings has worked in the office for 23 years. He hopes to succeed Adam Cornell, who is not seeking re-election.

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The Washington State Redistricting Commission approved this Legislative District map and released it to the public Tuesday night. It is not the final map — the Washington Supreme Court has jurisdiction to adopt the final districting plan. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Remorseful redistricting panel: Court should consider our maps

The commission released “fair” maps of new political boundaries on Tuesday — a day past the deadline.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission approved this Legislative District map and released it to the public Tuesday night. It is not the final map — the Washington Supreme Court has jurisdiction to adopt the final districting plan. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 3 long years, Adam Cornell won’t run again for prosecutor

He will finish his term next year. But his time as Snohomish County prosecutor has dulled his optimism, he said.

Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)