ELECTION 2019: Final lineups for local City, County Council, and School Board seats

checkbox.jpgFiling week is over and nobody else jumped into local races on this final day, so the lists of who’s in the running for three local races are the same as what we published last night, each with the incumbent plus two challengers:

Brendan Kolding
Lisa Herbold*
Phil Tavel

Joe McDermott*
Michael Robert Neher

Molly Mitchell
Leslie Harris*
Crystal Liston

Also of note, though they are voted on King County-wide, the two Port of Seattle Commission positions – #2, which commissioner Courtney Gregoire is relinquishing, has seven candidates; #5 has incumbent Fred Felleman and two challengers.

See the full list of filings for offices around King County here. The primary to narrow fields down to the top two contenders is August 6th.

(Side note: In the first-ever City Council District 1 primary four years ago, nine candidates ran. This time around, D-1 has the smallest primary field, with the other six districts each having a lineup of six to 14 contenders.)

5 Replies to "ELECTION 2019: Final lineups for local City, County Council, and School Board seats"

  • NW Mama May 17, 2019 (9:05 pm)

    I hope that Leslie votes “Yes” on the new science curriculum!   She’s does an awesome job on school board this far but if she doesn’t approve the new science curriculum we’re voting her out.    The current science curriculum is antiquated, boring and over 20  years old.   This new curriculum has been well vetted by a group of over 60 stakeholders.   They’ve done a great job and their recommendation should be approved.

  • Wsres May 18, 2019 (8:36 am)

    Ahhh good space guy is still trying 😂

  • teacher May 18, 2019 (8:39 am)

    One thing I am curious about is how often Leslie Harris visits the schools in west Seattle? I am a teacher and I have never seen her in our school. Actually seeing what is happening in the schools in her area would inform her decisions.

  • K8 May 19, 2019 (9:16 pm)

    NW MAMA, I have to disagree. As someone with a student who has lost her love of science because of how boring the Amplify classes are, I hope that Leslie doesn’t just rubber stamp a curriculum that no kid I know likes. Amplify has had some dubious funding for this “testing” phase. I trust that Leslie will do what she normally does which is to hear all sides and make her own conclusion.

  • MR SMITH May 25, 2019 (12:42 pm)

    During the 2015 election, Harris made a lot of claims of racism and blamed all the district’s problem on the seated school board. Now she is on the board and president.  Over the past to years I’ve heard endless claims of white supremacy , racism and these claims have only increased since Harris was elected. Will she do the right thing and resign…no she is running again.   When  we have the debates lets give her the same treatment she gave to Marty back in 2015. 

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