Meet candidates in contested congressional, legislative races

July 17, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

The only local races contested in the Aug. 7 primary election include a U.S. House of Representatives election and a state House of Representatives election.

8th Congressional District candidates

Redistricting reshaped the 8th Congressional District to stretch from Auburn in South King County to Wenatchee in Chelan County. The candidates for the seat and the incumbent, Dave Reichert, come from Western Washington.

Keith Arnold

  • Democrat
  • Residence: Auburn
  • Occupation: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration accountant
  • Website:

Ernest Huber

Karen Porterfield

Dave Reichert

Keith Swank

James Windle


5th Legislative District House of Representatives candidates

Redistricting split Issaquah between the 5th and 41st legislative districts. The incumbent representative, Fall City Republican Glenn Anderson, is departing to run for lieutenant governor.

Chad Magendanz

  • Republican
  • Residence: Issaquah
  • Occupation: software design consultant, Issaquah School Board president
  • Website:

David Spring

  • Democrat
  • Residence: North Bend
  • Occupation: Fair School Funding Coalition director
  • Website:

Ryan Burkett

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