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Nationally, the Democratic blue wave of change proved to be real as it swamped everything Republican in its path.
“Why have the Valley cities of Renton, Kent and Auburn had a commuter rail system for several years and we’re just now voting on the extension of rail from SeaTac to Federal Way?”
Wow! What a dynamic and fast-changing political landscape we came through. Remember it because it’s historical.
Hold on to your seats.
Absentee ballots go out today and it marks the start of the crucial last three weeks of the election cycle.
The charter amendment to make King County government non-partisan and add the director of elections to the separately elected ranks follows closely on the heels of reducing the King County Council and electing, rather than appointing, the sheriff.
In June, I wrote a column suggesting readers watch certain legislative races to see how conventional political wisdom was holding up against the voters’ actual choices after the primary.
Somewhere I read, “All the world’s a stage.”
The citizen-based King County Charter Review Commission under the co-leadership of former county council member Lois North, a Republican, and former Gov. Mike Lowry, a Democrat, referred 10 amendments to the King County Council for review — and recommended that they be forwarded to the voters.
OK, Pierce County voters: How many of you can explain Ranked Choice Voting or Instant Run-off Voting?
Due to the graying color of my hair, an inaccurate assumption is occasionally made that I have been around politics since statehood.
If you like exciting elections, stay tuned for the next couple of months because you’re going to see several.
The economy has slowed way down.
The primary election is next week on Aug. 19. Look for a larger than usual turnout of about 40 percent with a Democratic flavor. This is the elimination round as the top two regardless of party will move forward.
If you were suddenly made czar of Federal Way, what would you change?
King County Executive isn’t up for election until November of 2009, but with this year’s budget debate serving as a backdrop, the race is already well underway.