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Federal Way residents Diann and Terry French drop off their primary election ballots outside Federal Way City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.

Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror Federal Way residents Diann and Terry French drop off their primary election ballots outside Federal Way City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.

Here’s who will be on your ballot for the August primary election

Incumbents Sen. Claire Wilson, Rep. Jamila Taylor seeking re-election; Four candidates vying for State Rep. Pos. 2.

With last week marking the official filing deadline, Federal Way voters have many federal and state races to decide in the upcoming Aug. 2 primary and Nov. 8 general election.

The races in the Federal Way area include one for Congress as incumbent Adam Smith (D-District 9) tries to retain his seat.

The 30th Legislative District covers Federal Way, part of Des Moines, Milton, Algona and Pacific. District 30 includes a state Senate race and two House races.

The two candidates with the most votes in the primary advance to the general election. Candidates had the week of May 16-20 to file with King County Elections.

Campaign funds

In the race for King County Prosecutor, Jim Ferrell, who is the mayor of Federal Way, has raised $154,575 and has spent $27,318 with $35,547 in debt. Leesa Manion, who is the current chief of staff for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, has raised $92,542 and has spent $30,199 with $5,051 in debt. With two candidates, voters will decide this race in the Nov. 8 general election.

In the 30th District Senate race, Democrat incumbent Claire Wilson, of Federal Way, has raised $79,941 and has spent $41,313, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) website on May 25. Republican candidate Linda Kochmar, who is the Federal Way City Council president, has raised $24,183 and has spent $11,771. Republican Mark W. Christie, of Federal Way, has filed, but has no campaign finances listed on the PDC website.

In the 30th District House Position No. 1 race, Democrat incumbent Jamila E. Taylor, of Federal Way, has raised $57,741 and has spent $12,873. Republican Casey Jones, who is a commander with the Federal Way Police Department, has raised $1,246 and spent $795. Republican candidate Paul McDaniel, of Federal Way, has raised $300 with no spending. There are no financial reports filed for challenger Janis Clark, who prefers the GOP party.

In the 30th District House Position No. 2 race, Democrat Carey Anderson, of Federal Way, has raised $42,587 and has spent $341. Democrat Kristine Reeves, of Federal Way, has raised $55,062 and has spent $4,006. Republican Ashli Tagoai, of Milton, has raised $9,523 and has spent $2,361. Candidate C. Mark Greene, of Federal Way, has not filed any financial reports.

Candidates for State Legislative District 30 State Senator

■ Claire Wilson* (Democrat)

■ Mark W. Christie (Republican)

■ Linda Kochmar (Republican)

State Rep. Pos. 1

■ Janis Clark (GOP)

■ Casey Jones (Republican)

■ Paul McDaniel (Republican)

■ Jamila E. Taylor* (Democrat)

State Rep. Pos. 2

■ Carey Anderson (Democrat)

■ C. Mark Greene (GOP)

■ Kristine Reeves (Democrat)

■ Ashli Tagoai (Republican)

King County Prosecuting Attorney

■ Leesa Manion

■ Jim Ferrell

Federal Congressional District 9 U.S. Representative

■ Doug Basler (Republican)

■ David Michael Anderson (Independent)

■ Adam Smith* (Democratic)

■ Sea M. Chan (Republican)

■ Seth D Pedersen (Republican)

■ Stephanie Gallardo (Democratic)

(*Incumbent)


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