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Position 2 state Rep. Steve Tharinger, 67, the longtime incumbent Democrat, said he’s for the increases, while John Alger, 62, who filed as an “independent-GOP party” candidate, said he’s opposed.
Justice Mary Yu and Chief Justice Barbara Madsen say opponents focus on the McCleary and other decisions.
In a third count of ballots Tuesday, Johnson edged Gabe Rygaard by 192 votes in the top-two primary for a spot on the ballot.
Fluoridation opponent Marolee Smith dropped her ethics complaint Friday against Mayor Patrick Downie just as an ethics board was preparing to hear her allegations.
Filing alleges that the state’s failure to place the developmentally disabled in the living arrangements they seek violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Kevin Van De Wege said he supports statewide Initiative 1433, while Danille Turissini is against it.
After the second count of ballots Friday, Jefferson County had a 48.04 percent voter turnout, with 11,361 voters returning ballots out of the 23,649 mailed.
Randy Johnson is closer to securing a place on the Nov. 8 general election ballot in the Port Angeles-area District 2 Clallam County commission race after 6,000 additional ballots in Tuesday’s primary election were counted Friday.
Line-up for November ballot in the ClallamCounty commission race is Ron Richards and Randy Johnson after second of ballots, but 2,954 ballots are left to count.
Democrat Kate Dean won 61.57 percent of the votes and fellow Democrat Tim Thomas won 20.13 percent in the first count of primary ballots.
Kilmer, a Gig Harbor Democrat who grew up in Port Angeles, won 58.65 percent. Bloom, an accountant and a Navy veteran living in Tacoma, won 23.8 percent.
Democratic Clallam County Commissioner Mike Chapman won 46 percent of the votes in the initial count of ballots Tuesday while Port Ludlow Republican George Vrable had 37 percent.
Secretary of state’s office spokesman: “By Friday, you should pretty much know the top two finishers in all the races.”
Ron Richards was the top choice in the first count of primary ballots with 37.54 percent, but Randy Johnson and Gabe Rygaard are running close.
Clallam County commissioner Mike Chapman won more than 45 percent of the vote and Port Ludlow Republican George Vrable took more than 36 percent Tuesday.
The panel has agreed to set a public hearing for a draft ordinance regulating vacation rentals that the planning commission recommended for approval.
Democrat Kate Dean won a whopping 61.57 percent of the vote and fellow Democrat Tim Thomas won 20.13 percent in the top-two primary election race for the District 1 seat on the Jefferson County commission.
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and challenger Todd A. Bloom will advance to the Nov. 8 general election for the 6th Congressional District seat.
Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and challenger Bill Bryant easily advanced through the primary to the November ballot Tuesday, as did U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and opponent Chris Vance.
Democrat Ron Richards was the top choice in tonight’s initial count of votes in the primary election for the District 2 Clallam County commission race.