Since May, The Seattle Times editorial board has been interviewing candidates for the Seattle and Bellevue city councils and the Port of Seattle, as well as vetting the Seattle library and King County parks levy.
Primary election ballots should arrive in mailboxes by about July 18 and should be returned or postmarked by Aug. 6, but if you’re mailing your postage-paid ballot instead of using a drop box, election officials suggest you return them by Aug. 2.
To read more about the importance of local elections, read Opinion editor Kate Riley’s column.
Agree or disagree with our recommendations, please be sure to vote.
Here are our endorsements so far. Check back later this month for a complete list.
Jump to endorsements for:
- King County parks levy
- Port of Seattle Commission
- Seattle City Council
- Seattle library levy
- Bellevue City Council
King County parks levy
King County’s parks and open spaces are worth preserving. Voters should do their part.
Port of Seattle Commission
Grant Degginger, Position 2
Degginger’s depth of high level civic experience with major capital projects as well as his professional experience in construction law would be a boon for a port embarking on a construction spree.
Fred Felleman, Position 5
Seattle City Council
Phillip Tavel, District 1
Seattle needs fresh perspective and expertise at City Hall. Voters in District 1 should elect defense attorney Phillip Tavel to City Council.
Mark Solomon, District 2
Egan Orion, District 3
Alex Pedersen, District 4
Ann Davison Sattler, District 5
Heidi Wills, District 6
Jim Pugel, District 7
Seattle library levy
Voters should say yes to the Seattle library renewal levy, a modest tax increase for one of the city’s most important services.