July 16, 2015
For whatever reason, the Issaquah City Council Position 4 seat to be vacated at year’s end by Joshua Schaer has attracted its fair share of attention.
In the Aug. 4 primary, voters will choose from among four candidates hoping to replace Schaer. Ballots for the primary were mailed July 15.
July 16, 2015
For City Council Position 6, voters will have a choice of retaining incumbent Council President Paul Winterstein or choosing between two political newcomers. A third resident filed for the race, but later withdrew.
May 5, 2015
A third resident has thrown her name into play for one of three expiring Issaquah City Council seats.
Jennifer Sutton, a commissioner on the Human Services Commission, has stated her intention to run for council Position 2.
April 21, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. April 21, 2015
Ballots for the latest King County elections may be dropped off at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way through 8 p.m. April 28.
Learn more about what’s on the ballot by using the elections office’s online voter guide tool here.
October 28, 2014
The Nov. 4 general election has several incumbent legislators, both national and local, up for re-election.
The ballot also features initiatives seeking voter input on the future of K-12 classroom size and the enforcement of background checks for gun purchasers.
Here’s a quick look at the candidates and initiatives. Learn more by reading the complete voters’ guide online.
July 22, 2014
A trio of part-time judges is competing to fill a King County District Court open seat.
Judge Linda Jacke has announced her retirement in the Northeast Division, which serves a large swath of the Eastside from Lake Washington in the west to the county line in the east, and from Newcastle and areas south of North Bend in the south to the county line in the north. The district also includes part of Bothell in Snohomish County.
Jacke’s courtroom is in Redmond, though there is no guarantee the new judge would sit there.
July 8, 2014
Voters will have four choices for state representative in the 5th Legislative District primary Aug. 5.
The two candidates who receive the most votes will run in the Nov. 4 general election.
Incumbent Republican Chad Magendanz will run again. He touts his expertise on educational issues and his willingness to reach across the aisle as reasons for residents to re-elect him.
October 29, 2013
City voters face a $10 million bond to fund parks and recreation improvements in the November election.
$5 million would go to renovations to Issaquah’s Julius Boehm Pool.
The Park Bond Commission which studied the issue looked at a number of different uses for the bond and ultimately decided that half should be spent on large improvements to the public pool.
October 29, 2013
Voters will ultimately decide the fate of Issaquah’s plastic bag ban.
In a unanimous decision, the City Council approved a resolution to hold a special election Feb. 11 to ask voters whether a ban on plastic bags should continue.
“Over 60 percent of the citizens that contacted me were in favor of that ordinance,” Councilman Paul Winterstein said, defending his vote in favor of the original ban. “And I followed that duly and I take that very seriously. But we’re also a city of laws. I’m in favor of putting it in front of a vote, and I can accept whatever outcome that comes.”
October 22, 2013
2013 mayor candidates questions and answers
How will you address traffic problems, short term and long term?
Joe Forkner: Upgrading the current Intelligent Transportation System to the next generation real-time system would be short term and better public transportation long term.
Fred Butler: Take an integrated system approach to get maximum efficiency from our transportation and commute trip programs, upgrade ITS and apply Adaptive Transportation Management where appropriate.