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Stories tagged: 2010 election endorsements


Editorial: Recapping our ballot preferences for Tuesday

Following is a summary of The Spokesman-Review’s endorsements for Tuesday’s general election. To read the full endorsements online, go to www.spokesman.com/tags/ endorsement-2010/.


Editorial: Idaho would be best off with Allred as governor

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has had some scattered successes in his nearly four years in office. And some of the budgetary moves for which he’s been faulted are due at …


Editorial: Hayes deserves re-election as judge

Only one of the eight Spokane County District Court judges faces a challenger this year, Judge Debra Hayes. So it seems the complaints and frustrations with the courts are being …


Editorial: Luna’s work as schools chief merits re-election

When Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna ran for office four years ago, we had concerns about his education credentials. His resume just didn’t stack up to some of his opponents. …


Editorial: Let Dalton continue strong work as auditor

In his campaign for Spokane County auditor, Republican Leonard Christian has been loudly critical of incumbent Democrat Vicky Dalton’s oversight of elections. That’s only one of the auditor’s four major …


Editorial: Prosecutor’s office needs new leader: Malone

In the 2006 Spokane County prosecutor’s race, we lamented the paucity of good choices and issued a tepid endorsement for incumbent Steve Tucker. In this year’s primary, there were better …


Editorial: On balance, Murray is better choice for Senate

Washington state’s U.S. Senate race, one of the tightest and most keenly watched in the nation, is no simple question of partisan loyalty. We would love to see a U.S. …


Editorial: Four Idaho resolutions merit voter approval

Four proposals to amend Idaho’s constitution await voters on Nov. 2. All involve money, a predictable cause of anxiety, but each has been drafted thoughtfully enough to win overwhelming majorities …


Editorial: SJR 8225 adds muscle to state’s recovery

It may be the dullest measure on the ballot, but Senate Joint Resolution 8225 deserves a close look by Washington voters. It’s a constitutional amendment about bonded debt and interest …


Editorial: I-1100 finds balance in privatizing liquor sales

Since the end of federal Prohibition, most states have gotten out of the business of selling booze, but Washington has not. We still have special state-run stores for “spirits,” which …


Editorial: Safety, jobs referendum a bad path to good end

From its inception, Referendum 52 has suffered from severe identity crisis. The Legislature called it the “Jobs Bill” and claimed it would put people to work “in every corner of …


Editorial: Marr brings experience, solid record as senator

Chris Marr calls the 6th District the “swingiest” in the state, and the pitched battles for legislative seats in the past few elections underscore the point. This year is no …


Editorial: Ormsby has handle on what’s best for district

The race for 3rd District, Position 2 legislative seat pits incumbent Rep. Timm Ormsby, a Democrat, against political newcomer Morgan Oyler, a Republican. In many ways, Ormsby, 51, is a …


Editorial: Take time for informed ballot picks by Tuesday

The following are summaries of The Spokesman-Review’s endorsements in selected primary races. The full editorials are available online.


Editorial: Bugbee has skills to lead prosecutors

In 2006, with the Otto Zehm controversy raging, The Spokesman-Review gave Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Tucker a tepid endorsement because his opponents were so weak. This time the field …


Editorial: Baker proves he’s worth retaining in assessor post

We’ve been hearing a lot about low morale and ineffective leadership in the Spokane County Assessor’s Office. Assessor Ralph Baker discounts the accusations, but the crowded field of five challengers …


Editorial: Commission would benefit from French’s leadership

Democratic incumbent Bonnie Mager has drawn three strong Republican challengers in the primary contest for Spokane County commissioner. Party affiliation alone could grant her one of the two slots for …


Editorial: Billig rises above pack to replace Alex Wood

With the departure of Alex Wood from the Legislature, District 3 will be getting a new representative for Position 1. The traditionally Democratic district has four candidates to choose from: …


Editorial: O’Quinn has right attitude for leadership

Voters in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District seemed torn two years ago. Faced with a choice between four-term Republican incumbent John Ahern and Democratic newcomer John Driscoll, they made a change, …


Editorial: In appeals court race, Siddoway stands out

Two seasoned lawyers with limited judicial experience are competing for a seat on one of the state’s most important courts, the state Court of Appeals, Division III. Laurel Siddoway holds …


Editorial: Sanders’ zeal for justice outshines his vexing ways

Let’s state up front that Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders is exasperating, which is why the race for Position 6 on the Washington state Supreme Court is so interesting. If …


Editorial: Johnson has earned second term on high court

When Justice Charles Smith stepped down from the Washington state Supreme Court six years ago, Jim Johnson ran for the job largely to bring balance to the court, he says. …


Labrador best choice for Minnick challenger

On Tuesday, Idaho Republicans will be doing something they haven’t done since 1994: picking a GOP challenger they hope can unseat an incumbent Democrat in the 1st Congressional District. Five …