Democrats Jeff Davis of Olympia and Lynda Ring-Erickson of Shelton, Republican Drew C. MacEwen of Union and independent Glenn H. Gaither of Shelton hope to move on in the primary elections next month as they seek the Position Two seat.
Republicans running in Washington’s 10th Congressional District lagged in fundraising over the last three months, and one candidate borrowed another $100,000 last month from a Beverly Hills firm just ahead of the Aug. 7 primary, new Federal Election Commission reports show.
In a campaign that could draw hard-hitting ads after the primary, wealthy Democrat Denny Heck has built a large financial advantage over five rival candidates in Washington’s new 10th Congressional District.
A judge ruled Friday that Thurston County Court Commissioner Christine Schaller will remain on the ballot as a candidate for Superior Court judge through the Aug. 7 primary, even though she lives in Pierce County.
Thurston County Court Commissioner Christine Schaller and longtime Olympia attorney Erik D. Price won by wide margins in a poll asking Thurston County Bar Association members who they preferred in two contested Superior Court judge races.
Four years ago, business interests recruited Republican Randi Becker of Eatonville to run for state Senate and win a seat from majority Democrats in the rural, libertarian-tinged 2nd Legislative District.
An Olympia attorney has sued in an attempt to have a candidate for Thurston County Superior Court judge removed from the ballot, saying she does not meet the state’s eligibility requirements because she lives in another county.
Lacey Mayor Tom Nelson will have a challenger if he decides to seek another term on the City Council this fall.
A Department of General Administration manager announced Wednesday that he will run for the Olympia City Council against incumbent Rhenda Strub. Nathaniel Jones, 55, is a senior planning and asset manager with GA, managing several office buildings, including the old Capitol.
The Legislature has agreed to end poll voting in Washington. A measure that would close the polls in the last holdout - Pierce County - passed the House on Friday on a largely partisan 52-43 vote that sends it to Gov. Chris Gregoire for her signature.