Candidates file for public office, August primary

June 5, 2014

By Christina Corrales-Toy

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Local voters will have to choose candidates in an August primary.

King County candidate filing week ended May 16 with more than two applicants in a race for the local Congressional representative.

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-9th) seeks re-election against three challengers, one of which should be very familiar to Newcastle voters.

Former Newcastle resident Mark Greene, who last year unsuccessfully ran for Newcastle City Council, is one of the candidates who hope to unseat Smith. Greene now lives in Federal Way. Democrat Don Rivers and Republican Doug Basler also filed for the 9th Congressional seat.

In the state Legislature, Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-41st) will run for re-election against Alex O’Neil, who did not identify a party affiliation.

Rep. Tana Senn (D-41st) will seek to retain her seat against Republican Bill Stinson, of Bellevue. Senn, a Mercer Island City Councilwoman, was appointed to the seat in September, replacing Marcie Maxwell, who left to join Gov. Jay Inslee’s education team.

Stinson, a University of Washington political science student, will look to become one of the state’s youngest legislators ever.

Lastly, Newcastle resident Julia Garratt will run unopposed to maintain her spot on the King County Superior Court. Inslee appointed her to replace retiring judge Patricia Clark in October.

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