South County Politics

Democratic State Rep. Liias plans bid to replace retiring 21st District Sen. Paull Shin

Democratic State Rep. Marko Liias has started a campaign for the 21st District State Senate seat that fellow Democrat Paull Shin plans to give up… Continue reading

32nd District candidate doesn’t get local Democratic parties endorsement

By Evan Smith Nine-term incumbent Democratic 32nd Legislative District State Rep. Ruth Kagi is running for re-election on the Tuesday ballot without the endorsement of… Continue reading

View Washington local candidate forums on cable TV, online

By Evan Smith Viewers can see recent candidate forums on local public-access cable TV channels and on the web. They can watch a forum for… Continue reading

Look to bottom of ballot for transportation measures

By Evan Smith If you’re looking for the Sound Transit proposition or the Lynnwood Transportation Benefit proposition on your ballot, look at the end. They’re… Continue reading

Lynnwood transportation-tax opponent seeks alternative approach

By Evan Smith Former Lynnwood City Councilman Ted Hikel says that the Lynnwood Transportation Benefit tax proposal takes the wrong approach to getting citizen support.… Continue reading

21st District incumbent: funding education requires new revenue

By Evan Smith Incumbent Democratic 21st District State Rep. Strom Peterson says that providing court-ordered support for public schools will require new revenue. Peterson responded… Continue reading

Extended new voter registration hours Saturday and Monday

By Evan Smith New Washington voters have extra time for in-person registration Saturday and Monday. The Snohomish County auditor’s office will have rare open hours… Continue reading

Candidates Stanford, Thannisch list legislative priorities

By Evan Smith Incumbent Democratic 1st Legislative District State Rep. Derek Stanford and Republican challenger Neil Thannisch recently sent statements about their legislative priorities. The… Continue reading

Legislative priorities of 1st District senate candidates

By Evan Smith The two candidates running for the open state Senate seat in the 1st Legislative District recently sent statements about their priorities in… Continue reading

Forum on carbon-tax initiative Sunday in Shoreline

By Evan Smith A forum on the carbon-tax initiative (I-732) on the Nov. 8 general-election ballot is scheduled for Sunday in Shoreline. Initiative 732 would… Continue reading

Democrat Kagi’s, Republican Schirle’s legislative priorities

By Evan Smith Incumbent Democratic 32nd District State Rep. Ruth Kagi and Republican challenger David Schirle recently shared opposing views on what they want to… Continue reading

Congressman to tour Edmonds Community College jail-to-jobs program

By Evan Smith U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, will visit an Edmonds Community College program on helping students make transitions from the criminal justice system… Continue reading

21st, 32nd district candidates to meet Tuesday at Edmonds CC

By Evan Smith Legislative candidates in the 21st and 32nd districts will appear at a forum Tuesday at Edmonds Community College. The forum is scheduled… Continue reading

Woodway voters face levy on November ballot

By Evan Smith Woodway voters face a tax levy on the Nov. 8 general-election ballot. Here is voters’ guide material that will appear in voters’… Continue reading

Candidate views on transportation in 1st Legislative District

By Evan Smith The two candidates for an open position in the 1st Legislative District recently sent statements about how the legislature should deal with… Continue reading

Proponents to discuss campaign-finance initiative in Lynnwood

By Evan Smith Proponents of a state ballot measure aimed at reducing the influence of money in politics will present their views Thursday in Lynnwood.… Continue reading

Comments from candidates Stanford, Thannisch on transportation

By Evan Smith Incumbent Democratic 1st Legislative District State Rep. Derek Stanford and Republican challenger Neil Thannisch recently sent statements about what legislators should do… Continue reading

Congressional candidates to attend Edmonds voter forum

By Evan Smith Candidates for congress in the 1st, 2nd and 7th congressional districts will appear at a forum Tuesday at Edmonds Community College. The… Continue reading

Candidates to appear at forum Monday in Edmonds

By Evan Smith Candidates on the November ballot for state, congressional and legislative offices will appear at a forum from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday… Continue reading

Hear 32nd Legislative District candidates in Shoreline

By Evan Smith Candidates for state representative in the 32nd Legislative District will appear at a forum at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church at the… Continue reading

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