In local legislative contests, outside spending reshapes races

November 27, 2012

Issaquah Democrat Mark Mullet raised $315,166 in the race to represent Issaquah in the state Senate and garnered 36,630 votes throughout the 5th Legislative District.

The total raised amounts to about $8.60 per vote for the ubiquitous campaign mailers, yard signs and TV spots, and online advertising in Mullet’s successful race against Snoqualmie Republican Brad Toft.

Toft collected $306,599 and received 30,683 votes districtwide — or about $9.99 per vote.

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Fifth District incumbents win, Democrats take 41st seats

December 2, 2008

The majority of voters in Issaquah’s two legislative districts voted party line — 5th District voters re-elected incumbent Republicans and the 41st District voted in a slate of Democrats. Read more

Voters pick Glenn Anderson by narrow margin

November 11, 2008

Other incumbents win easily, ballot issues also decided

Apart from momentous results in the race for U.S. president, the Nov. 4 election also delivered important decisions for regional races and issues. Read more

Election results — NEW— 5th and 41st districts, and Issaquah fire bond

November 6, 2008

NEW — 3:33 p.m. November 6, 2008

Here are updated election results for the 5th and 41st districts, and Issaquah’s fire bond to build a new station: Read more

Election results — 5th District, 41st District, Issaquah fire bond

November 5, 2008

NEW — 11:11 a.m. November 5, 2008

Here are election results for the 5th and 41st districts, and Issaquah’s fire bond to build a new station:

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Campaign money follows political power

October 28, 2008

Cheryl Pflug tops donations with $160,000 reported so far

Political campaign dollars are flowing freely this season, with incumbents raking in the lion’s share as usual. Also as usual, a look at the donors reveals a lot about the candidates they support in the Nov. 4 general election.

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Pflug defends 5th District seat against newcomer Huster

October 1, 2008

Cheryl Pflug’s entry into politics was not glamorous, but it certainly will sound familiar to legions of other citizens who have sought elected office.

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