Candidates wanted, filing dates near

May 7, 2014

By Administrator

There is still time left to consider filing for an elected office  — the ultimate volunteer job.
This year’s elections could give you a chance to effect change on the state and national level.
Every seat in the state House of Representatives is up for election this year, in addition to a number of seats in the state Senate.
For those who prefer elections with a more legal bent, the county’s prosecuting attorney will stand for election this year, along with three seats on the State Supreme Court and three appeals court judgeships.
And for those who’d like to commute to the other Washington, the entire U.S. House of Representatives is on the ballot.
Lots of people will complain about what’s wrong with their town, school, county or country – and about those who are responsible.
But not a lot of people are willing to kiss their private lives goodbye to accept the time-consuming commitment — not only to go through a campaign, but then to attend countless meetings, read the incredible amount of documents you’ll need to understand, and keep in touch with constituents through other community involvement. That’s the often thankless job of an elected official.
But it can also be the most rewarding job you’ll ever take on, helping to guide the community through sound policy, helping citizen voices be heard, and making a difference for countless citizens of today and tomorrow.
Citizens willing to step up to the challenge can file for office May 12-16. Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/elections/candidatefiling.aspx where you can find out how to file, how to get into the voters’ pamphlets, what the campaign sign rules are, and what information you need for reporters and the public when they come calling.
If you are one of many who decide the task is too big for your life, don’t let the campaign process pass you by. Find a candidate you can support and then do it.
Whether writing a check or doorbelling to spread the word, you can be part of something grand — something we call democracy.

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One Response to “Candidates wanted, filing dates near”

  1. Rob Young on May 27th, 2014 8:08 pm

    Klahanie PAA Annexation Update:

    For all who are interested in following the progress of the annexation of the Klahanie PAA to the City of Sammamish, the PAA rights will be transferred to Sammamish over the next couple of weeks by King County. After that, by RCW, there is a period of 90 days which must pass before the City of Sammamish can request to meet with the King County Boundary Review Board who can bless the annexation. Once that is completed, the City of Sammamish will add the Annexation Area to their Comprehensive Plan. After legal stuff is completed and the council approves the study, the comprehensive plan changes, and all the rest, then the election or vote will be set for probably February or March of 2015. The vote needed is a majority of 51% and must pass, as this will be the last effort from any city or group to annex the Klahanie PAA. If the vote passes, then the annexation would take place most likely in the summer of 2015. If it fails, then the Klahanie PAA will remain unincorporated for the long future. This would be a sad state if we cannot pass a majority vote. Look in your mailboxes for the now monthly City of Sammamish Newsletter.

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