September 2, 2014
King County certified the primary election results Aug. 19, setting the stage for the November general election.
Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert maintained his lead in the 8th Congressional District race, ending up with 36,305 votes or 58.96 percent. The Democratic challengers trailed with Jason Ritchie earning 19,665 or 31.94 percent and Keith Arnold receiving 5,489 or 8.91 percent.
August 12, 2014
Incumbents led the pack as King County announced the latest tally of primary ballots Aug. 8.
Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert shot out to an early lead in the 8th Congressional District race, gaining 35,979 votes or 58.97 percent. The Democratic challengers trailed with Jason Ritchie earning 19,479 or 31.93 percent and Keith Arnold receiving 5,440 or 8.92 percent.
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.
May 20, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. May 20, 2014
Local voters will have to choose candidates in two primaries in August.
King County candidate filing week ended May 16 with contested spots for local legislative district races.
In the state Legislature, Rep. Chad Magendanz (R-5th) seeks re-election after his first term against one of the two Democrats who filed to run against him.
September 18, 2012
Data from the Aug. 7 primary shows how Issaquah voters decided — and offers clues to how the local electorate might vote in the November general election.
August 14, 2012
King County voters endorsed a $200 million property tax measure to build a juvenile justice facility to replace the aging Youth Services Center, a juvenile detention facility in Seattle.
The property tax measure, Proposition 1, appeared on a crowded primary ballot alongside federal, judicial, legislative and statewide contests.
August 7, 2012
NEW — 8:40 p.m. Aug. 7, 2012
King County voters endorsed a $200 million property tax measure to build a juvenile justice facility, as King County Elections released initial results Tuesday night.
Officials asked voters to fund a replacement for the aging Youth Services Center, a juvenile detention facility in Seattle.
The measure appeared on a crowded primary ballot alongside federal, judicial, legislative and statewide contests. Voters in Issaquah and throughout Washington returned ballots in recent days, as the calendar inched closer to the summer primary — and the Tuesday deadline to postmark or return ballots.
The electorate chose the top two candidates, regardless of party affiliation, in the all-mail primary election. The top vote recipients then advance to an all-mail general election Nov. 6.
July 17, 2012
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.
July 10, 2012
Ballots should start to arrive in King County voters’ mailboxes in the days ahead.
The summer primary — bumped up to Aug. 7 to accommodate military and overseas voters — allows local voters a chance to decide a property tax measure and cull the field in federal, judicial, legislative and statewide contests.
The electorate selects the top two candidates, regardless of party affiliation, in the all-mail primary election. The top vote recipients then advance to an all-mail general election Nov. 6.
In the 5th Legislative District, voters must narrow the field of Republican Chad Magendanz, Democrat David Spring and independent candidate Ryan Burkett in the race for a state House of Representatives seat.
July 10, 2012
Issaquah candidates for the Legislature received top marks from the Municipal League of King County, as the nonpartisan organization ranked candidates a little more than a month before the Aug. 7 primary.
The league ranks candidates through a rigorous process during each election cycle. The ratings provide a tool for voters — plus fodder for candidates’ campaign mailers and websites.
Evaluators scrutinize candidate records, check references, review candidate questionnaires and interview the electoral hopefuls. The league rates candidates on a set of criteria: involvement, character, effectiveness and knowledge.