If you’ve been telling everyone you know that your local electeds are A.) clueless; B.) wasting
your money; C.) spending their waking hours with the heads in small, lightless
places or D.) all of the above, it’s put up or shut up time.
Filing week in Washington
state starts tomorrow..
From the time the countyElections Office doors
open Monday morning until 5 p.m. next Friday, a would-be city councilperson or
school board member can walk in, fill out a form and – if the job pays more
than $1,000 a year – plunk down his or her filing fee to get a place on the
Aug. 18 primary ballot.
The announced fields in districts around SpokaneCounty
are currently pretty small. The Spokane City Council has three seats up for
election and none has more than two candidates. Yet.
Most likely to grow significantly is the open council seat in Northeast Spokane’s 1st District. For most elections, an
open council seat in Spokane
generates enough candidates to fill a minivan.