u 2016 Washington Special Election, April 26
An initiative to overturn a state rule allowing transgender people to use public facilities based on gender identity will not make the November ballot.
Initiative 1515 does not have enough signatures to make the November ballot, sponsors tell state elections officials.
Two Republicans and a self-proclaimed Berniecrat are hoping to land a spot respresending southwestern Washington in the state House. Jennifer Goulet – who calls herself a Berniecrat because of her support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders – is vying for a seat in the historically Republican 9th Legislative District, a sprawling, rural area in the state’s southeast corner covering Adams, Asotin, Franklin, Garfield, and Whitman counties, and southern Spokane County.
Supporters of Initiative 1491 turned in their first batch of signed petitions Thursday, saying that by Friday afternoon they will submit a total of 330,000 signatures.
Mumm and McLaughlin are more experienced and pragmatic than Kerns. We would like to see them advance to the general election.
Five candidates have filed to succeed Kevin Parker, a popular Republican lawmaker who announced in May he would not seek his fifth term in the House of Representatives. The field includes three Republicans, an independent and a Democrat seeking to be the first left-leaning lawmaker elected in the district since 2008.
From wages to guns to restroom access, ballot measure topics for voter cover a wide spectrum of issues in Washington this year. To have a chance of making the ballot, signatures on petitions must be turned in by week’s end.
Opponents of state Rep. Timm Ormsby in the Aug. 2 Washington primary say it’s time for the incumbent to go. “He’s been there long enough,” said Republican Laura Carder. “I think he is taking the voters way too much for granted.”
Community outreach and internal communication were not Goldmark’s strengths. DNR has been beat up over the recent wildfire seasons, and morale is low. Fresh leadership is on the way, but shoring up the agency won’t be easy.
For Washington voters unhappy with their presidential choices from the two major parties, there will be other options.
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