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Mercer Island Election Guide 2012

The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Mercer Island.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Mercer Island Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates, or visit our election topic page for more local election news coverage.

Voting Information

Races

STATE:

Governor

Rob McKenna (R); Jay Inslee (D); 

Lt. Governor

Brad Owen (D); Bill Finkbeiner (R)

Secretary of State

Kim Wyman (R); Kathleen Drew (D)

State Treasurer

Jim McIntire (D)

State Auditor

James Watkins (R); Troy Kelley (D)

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson (D); Reagan Dunn (R)

Commissioner of Public Lands

Peter J. Goldmark (D); Clint Didier (R)

Superintendent of Public Instruction (non partisan)

Randy I. DornRonald L. (Ron) Higgins

Insurance Commissioner

Mike Kreidler (D); John R. Adams (R)

State Senator, District 41

Steve Litzow (D); Maureen Judge (R)

State Representative, District 41

Pos. 1: Marcie Maxwell (D); Tim Eaves (R)

Pos. 2: Incumbent Judy Clibbon unchallenged

For information about state judicial elections go here.

 

NATIONAL

U.S. CONGRESS

District 9

Jim Postma (R); Adam Smith (D)

U.S. SENATE

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D); Michael Baumgartner (R)

U.S. PRESIDENT

Pres. Barack Obama (D); Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R); Gary Johnson (L) 

 

BALLOT ISSUES:

Referendum 74, Washington Same-Sex Marriage Veto Referendum: This bill would allow same-sex couples to marry, preserve domestic partnerships only for seniors, and preserve the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to perform, recognize, or accommodate any marriage ceremony.

Initiative 502, Marijuana Legalization: The proposed measure would legalize the production, possession, delivery and distribution of marijuana. The initiative would regulate the sale of small amounts of marijuana to people 21 and older. 

Initiative 1240, Charter Schools: The proposed measure would allow 40 public charter schools in the state over the next five years.

Initiative 1185, Washington Two-Thirds Vote Required to Raise Taxes: The proposed measure would require either two-thirds legislative approval or a vote by the people in order to raise taxes.

For other measures, look here

For Washington state political contributions and campaign finance information please click here.

Shari Ruvkun October 24, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Of course, Litzow is Republican...Judge a Democrat. Just a little fact checking Shari
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 07:47 AM
On the ballot for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green). Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 07:52 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1

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