Endorsements & Elections

Endorsements for 2017

State Candidates

State Initiatives

City Candidates


  • Kirkland City Council, Position No. 1: Jay Arnold (Nonpartisan race)


  • Redmond City Council, Position No. 4: Tanika Kumar Padhye (Nonpartisan race)


  • Sammamish City Council, Position No. 1: Jason Ritchie (Nonpartisan race)


  • Woodinville Mayor: Bernie Talmas (Nonpartisan race)
  • Woodinville City Council, Position No. 1: Paula Waters (Nonpartisan race)
  • Woodinville City Council, Position No. 5: Susan Boundy-Sanders (Nonpartisan race)

Upcoming elections

2017 is a local election year. Elections will be held in August and November of 2017 and also possibly in February and April. In the 45th, it will also be a legislative election year due to a special election for the position of State Senator.

The following positions will be contested in part or all of the 45th:

  • State Senate (unexpired term)
  • King County Executive
  • King County Sheriff
  • Seattle Port Commission (three positions)
  • King County Council, District 1
  • King County Council, District 3
  • City Council positions in Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish, Bothell, Duvall, and Woodinville
  • School board positions in the Lake Washington, Northshore, and Riverview school districts
  • Positions on the governing boards of many special districts

In addition, there may be local and state level ballot measures to consider (initiatives, referenda, constitutional amendments, charter amendments, propositions).

See how you can help with the special election efforts this year.

Past Endorsements & Election Information