Candidate filing dates near

April 30, 2013

By Peter Clark

Election season is well under way as candidate filing approaches in King County.

Online and in-person candidate filing will take place May 13-17. There will be a number of positions open within the city and the area at large.

With Mayor Ava Frisinger’s decision to not seek another term, City Councilman Joe Forkner and Council President Fred Butler have announced their intentions to seek the position.

As for City Council positions, Position 3 held by Eileen Barber, Position 5 held by Stacy Goodman and Position 7 held by Tola Marts are up for election. So far, Goodman and Barber are the only ones to state their intentions to seek another term.

Additionally, Forkner’s seat, previously held by now State Sen. Mark Mullet, will be up for election, because he cannot run for two positions simultaneously.

Within the Issaquah School District board, the District 2 seat held by Marnie Maraldo and the District 4 seat held by recently appointed Alison Meryweather will be up for election. District spokeswoman Sara Niegowski has confirmed that they both plan to seek additional terms. To challenge the seats, candidates must live within the designated district. District 2 is in Newcastle and in the southwest of the school district. District 4 is on the eastern half of the school district bordered on the north by Southeast Issaquah Fall-City Road and on the south by Issaquah Creek.

Additionally, within King County Fire Protection District Number 10, commissioner positions 3 and 4 will be up for election in November. As yet, neither of the current office holders has publicly announced their intentions to run again.

Learn more by calling the King County elections office at 206-296-VOTE.

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