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Insufficient Info When the Candidate Evaluations Committee determines, after diligent investigation, that it has no more information about the candidate than an uninformed voter would have. A candidate who fails to complete a candidate questionnaire or is not interviewed or both may still be rated when the Committee has obtained information about the candidate through its other sources of information.
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Not Qualified Doesn't appear engaged, has a record that casts doubt on ability to be productive, hasn't demonstrated ability to deal with responsibilities of office, has narrow focus, inflexible attitude or is otherwise troubling.
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Adequate Has a record of participation and interest, is effective on specific issues, has provoked questions about suitability as an office holder, will need significant time/energy to fill gaps in knowledge.
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Good Has been active and effective in many roles, is capable of moving people to productive action, has strong record of participation in problem solving, shows satisfactory commitment to tackling issues.
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Very Good Makes significant contributions, is a skilled builder of consensus, inspires confidence in the way they would serve, is thorough and attentive to issues.
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Outstanding Has made numerous outstanding contributions requiring skills related to the office, is a path-finding and respected leader, brings knowledge and creativity to issues facing the office.
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The Seattle Times provides local news, sports, business, politics, entertainment, travel, restaurants and opinion for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest
seattletimes.com
The Stranger is Seattle's free weekly alternative arts and culture newspaper
thestranger.com
The King County Democrats represent the local constituents of the greater Democratic Party
kcdems.org
The King County Republicans represent the local constituents of the greater Republican Party
kcgop.org
Washington Conservation Voters is the statewide political voice for the environment
wcvoters.org
APACE is a nonprofit that works for social, economic, and political equity for the diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander community
apace-wa.org
Master Builders Association is comprised of local builders, remodelers, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers to the building industry
mbaks.com
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse business association in the region.
casecampaigns.com
Seattle Transit Blog is an independent, award-winning publication covering transit and land use issues in Seattle and the Puget Sound area since 2007.
seattletransitblog.com
The King County Labor Council supports and advocates for local workers to achieve social and economic justice
mlklabor.org
Progreso works to ensure that Latino communities are fairly represented in Washington State's social, economic and political systems
progresowa.org
The Seattle Medium is the largest African American owned and operated newspaper in the Pacific Northwest
seattlemedium.com
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Federal
United States Senator
Prefers Democratic Party
Maria Cantwell
cantwell.com
Prefers Republican Party
Susan Hutchinson
susan4senate.com
Congressional District 7 US Representative
Prefers Democratic Party
Pramila Jayapal
pramilaforcongress.com
Prefers Republican Party
Craig Keller
Keller4America.us
State
State Supreme Court Justice Position 2
Nonpartisan Office
Susan Owens
State Supreme Court Justice Position 8
Nonpartisan Office
Nathan Choi
Nonpartisan Office
Steve Gonzalez
State Supreme Court Justice Position 9
Nonpartisan Office
Sheryl Gordon McCloud
justicesherylmccloud.com
Legislative District 43 Representative Position 1
Prefers Democratic Party
Nicole Macri
votenicole.org
Prefers Republican Party
John Peeples
johnpeeplesfor43ld.org
Legislative District 43 Representative Position 2
Prefers Democratic Party
Frank Chopp
FrankChopp.com
Prefers Republican Party
Claire Torstenbo
claire4house43.com
Legislative District 43 State Senator
Prefers Republican Party
Dan Harder
voteharderforseattle.org
Prefers Democratic Party
Jamie Pedersen
peopleforpedersen.org
County
King County Prosecuting Attorney
Daron Morris
electdaronmorris.org
Dan Satterberg
dansatterberg.com
Court of Appeals, Division No. 1, District No. 1 Judge Position 4
Nonpartisan Office
Beth M. Andrus
judgeandrus.com
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Court of Appeals, Division No. 1, District No. 1 Judge Position 7
Nonpartisan Office
Marlin Appelwick
City
Seattle Municipal Court, Judge Position 1
Nonpartisan Office
Ed McKenna
Seattle Municipal Court, Judge Position 2
Nonpartisan Office
Andrea Chin
electandreachin.com
Seattle Municipal Court, Judge Position 3
Nonpartisan Office
Adam Eisenberg
Seattle Municipal Court, Judge Position 4
Nonpartisan Office
Anita Crawford-Willis
judgecrawfordwillis.com
Seattle Municipal Court, Judge Position 5
Nonpartisan Office
Willie Gregory
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Seattle Municipal Court, Judge Position 6
Nonpartisan Office
Faye Chess
retainjudgefayechess.com
Seattle Municipal Court, Judge Position 7
Nonpartisan Office
Damon Shadid
West Electoral District, Judge Position 1
Lisa Paglisotti
West Electoral District, Judge Position 2
Mark Chow
West Electoral District, Judge Position 3
Nonpartisan Office
Art Chapman
West Electoral District, Judge Position 4
Nonpartisan Office
Gregg Hirakawa
West Electoral District, Judge Position 5
Nonpartisan Office
Anne Harper
JudgeAnneHarper.com
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Measures
Advisory Vote No. 19
Engrossed Second Substitue Senate Bil 6269
The legislature expanded, without a vote of the people, the oil spill response and administration taxes to crude oil or petroleum products received by pipeline, costing $13,000,000 over ten years for government spending. This tax increase should be:


Endorsed By:
Initiative No. 1631
Initiative Measure No. 1631 concerns pollution. This measure would charge pollution fees on sources of greenhouse gas pollutants and use the revenue to reduce pollution, promote clean energy, and address climate impacts, under oversight of a public board. Should this measure be enacted into law?
Initiative No. 1634
Initiative Measure No. 1634 concerns taxation of certain items intended for human consumption. This measure would prohibit new or increased local taxes, fees, or assessments on raw or processed foods or beverages (with exceptions), or ingredients thereof, unless effective by January 15, 2018, or generally applicable. Should this measure be enacted into law?
Initiative No. 1639
Initiative Measure No. 1639 concerns firearms. This measure would require increased background checks, training, age limitations, and waiting periods for sales or delivery of semiautomatic assault rifles; criminalize noncompliant storage upon unauthorized use; allow fees; and enact other provisions. Should this measure be enacted into law?
Initiative No. 940
Initiative Measure No. 940 concerns law enforcement. This measure would require law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation, mental-health, and first-aid training, and provide first-aid; and change standards for use of deadly force, adding a "good faith" standard and independent investigation. Should this measure be enacted into law?
Proposition No. 1
Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy
The City of Seattleā€™s Proposition 1 concerns renewing and enhancing services to achieve equity in educational outcomes. This proposition would replace two expiring levies and initially fund expanded early learning and preschool, college and K-12 education support, K-12 student health, and job readiness opportunities, as provided in Ordinance 125604. Consistent with RCW 84.55, it would increase regular property taxes for seven years. The 2019 tax increase, up to $0.365/$1,000 of assessed value, would be used to compute limitations for subsequent levies, with 1% annual increases. Qualifying seniors and others would be exempt under RCW 84.36.381. Should this levy be approved?

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