Election 2022

Election

School funding measures now passing in Snohomish, Northshore

After Wednesday’s election update, a capital projects levy was still failing in the Stanwood-Camano School District, but support had grown.

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Approved Congressional (left) and Legislative (right) District maps. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

New political mapping concludes with revisions by lawmakers

Barring a successful legal challenge, the legislative and congressional boundaries will be in place for this year’s elections and beyond.

Approved Congressional (left) and Legislative (right) District maps. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
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Oak Harbor votes down school bond measure

The early count shows Coupeville and South Whidbey levies are passing.

(Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)
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School funding measures failing in 7 county districts

A dozen districts sought passage of four-year property tax levies that pay for staff and programs not covered by the state.

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Voters on Feb. 8 will decide the fate of levies in 13 school districts. (The Herald)

Time running out to turn in ballots for Tuesday special election

Thirteen local school districts are proposing levies to pay for education programs and capital improvements.

Voters on Feb. 8 will decide the fate of levies in 13 school districts. (The Herald)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is shown on a video monitor outside the Senate chamber as he testifies remotely at a committee hearing on a bill that would make it a gross misdemeanor for elected officials or candidates to knowingly lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee testifies in favor of bill targeting election lies

It would be a crime for elected officials or candidates to lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is shown on a video monitor outside the Senate chamber as he testifies remotely at a committee hearing on a bill that would make it a gross misdemeanor for elected officials or candidates to knowingly lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Ballots sent for special election on public schools’ funding

Levies to pay for staff, programs, computers and capital projects are on the Feb. 8 ballot across Snohomish County.

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GOP duel: County Councilman Sam Low to challenge Rep. Robert Sutherland

Low won re-election in November. He’ll take on Sutherland, a two-term incumbent, in a revamped 39th District

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Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Pinero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) Gonzalez, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya Lewis, Owns, Stephens and Yu.

Supreme Court won’t take up lawsuits challenging redistricting

Plaintiffs argued the political maps should be tossed because the people who drew them up met in secret.

Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Pinero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) Gonzalez, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya Lewis, Owns, Stephens and Yu.
House Speaker Pro-tem Rep. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, presides over the Washington House, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Lawmakers were busy throughout the day as Wednesday was the floor cutoff deadline for the 2020 legislative session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Lovick tapped for Senate, Donaghy to replace him in House

The choice of John Lovick was no surprise, but the County Council’s appointment of Brandy Donaghy was not unanimous.

House Speaker Pro-tem Rep. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, presides over the Washington House, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Lawmakers were busy throughout the day as Wednesday was the floor cutoff deadline for the 2020 legislative session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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State Rep. Lovick gets nod for state Senate

After Legislative District 44 Democrats nominated him, his House seat opened for party jockeying.

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Approved Legislative District Map (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

State Supreme Court declines to draw new redistricting plan

Many Snohomish County voters are now a big step closer to having new representation in the state Legislature.

Approved Legislative District Map (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
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Senator becomes first GOP candidate for secretary of state

Sen. Keith Wagoner will challenge Democrat Steve Hobbs, who was appointed to the statewide post in November

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Reagan Dunn to take on U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier in 8th District

The Republican is challenging incumbent Democrat Kim Schrier in a district which could include a slice of Snohomish County.

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.

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

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)
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.

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.
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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)