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In these odd-year elections, voters decide on their elected leaders closest to home. Races for school board, city council and hospital districts, among many other local jurisdictions, are on the Aug. 3 primary ballot.
The Seattle Times editorial board is here to help. We have interviewed dozens of candidates since May, quizzing them on qualifications and what they hope to accomplish if elected, or returned to office. Here is Editorial Page Editor Kate Riley’s column on some of the editorial board’s considerations.
Below are some of our recommendations for Seattle mayor and City Council, Metropolitan King County Council and executive, Bellevue City Council, school board candidates and King County’s Best Starts for Kids ballot measure. Check back for more endorsements. And be sure to read the election coverage by the The Times news staff.
Agree or disagree, please vote, and deliver your ballot by mail or drop box early.