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City of Woodinville

Primary ELECTION: August 7th, 2018

Welcome to the the 2018 Progressive Voters Guide! The Progressive Voters Guide compiles the information you need to make informed decisions about the races on your ballot, based on your values. Vote in every race on your ballot! It's our right and our responsibility. Please return your ballot by August 7 and share this guide with your friends and family.

This guide only contains races that will be on your August 7th Primary Ballot. We will update the guide for the general election.

King County Ballot Measures

King County County Proposition #1

King County Proposition 1

The King County Council is proposing Proposition No. 1, a renewal of a six-year levy that raises $21 million annually for the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

AFIS is the primary tool that law enforcement officers in King County’s 39 cities and unincorporated areas use to conduct investigations. This replaces an expiring levy that funds county law enforcement agencies' ability to identify criminal offenders based on database matches of crime scene fingerprints and palm prints. If approved, funds may also be used to research and launch other, more accurate, types of technology to help investigators solve crimes. The levy rate is 3.5 cents per $1,000 of property value. Vote YES to maintain and improve existing technology and operations through 2024.


U.S. Senator

Maria Cantwell

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Senator Maria Cantwell was first elected in 2000 and continues to represent our state's progressive values in our nation's capital. Sen. Cantwell has been a leader on a wide range of issues, including reproductive rights, supporting the Children's Health Insurance Program, defending net neutrality, passing oil spill legislation to protect our water, working on clean energy policies, and much more.

There are 29 challengers in this race, but the most serious is Republican Susan Hutchinson. Hutchinson is a former news anchor and past chair of the state Republican Party. She ran for King County Executive in 2009 and lost by twenty points. Hutchinson is well-known for being a party-line Republican and for her fierce defense of President Trump. Also running in this race is Joey Gibson, a far-right advocate who founded Patriot Prayer, a conservative "free speech" group that attracts largely white nationalists.

Sen. Cantwell has been a tireless advocate for the people of Washington state and is the best choice in this race.

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1st Congressional District

U.S. Representative, 1st Congressional District

Suzan DelBene

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Representative Suzan Delbene has served the 1st Congressional District since 2013. DelBene is a former executive at Microsoft who has used her technology background to become a leader in protecting privacy rights against government surveillance. Her priorities include creating family wage jobs in areas like the aerospace, sustainable agriculture, and clean energy industries. She also supports raising the federal minimum wage and passing comprehensive tax reform to ensure that those making more than a million dollars don't pay a lower tax rate than low- and middle-income families.

Rep. Delbene is running against Jeffrey Beeler, Adam Pilskog, and Robert Mair. Jeffrey Beeler is focused on "securing our borders," health care, and the deficit. Teacher Adam Pilskog is running on a "conservative approach to fiscal policy, and a liberal to libertarian approach to social issues." Mair has no platform or information available at this time.

Rep. Delbene is clearly the best choice in this race.

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45th Legislative District

State Senator

Manka Dhingra

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Democratic Senator Manka Dhingra is running for re-election in the 45th Legislative District. First elected in 2017, Dhingra has been an effective advocate for criminal justice reform and equality for LGBTQ youth. Dhingra played a pivotal role in ensuring that the Legislature closed dangerous loopholes for domestic violence offenders seeking to purchase firearms and fought to improve the quality of K-12 education offered in Washington. Senator Dhingra has continued to prioritize the concerns of Eastside families by focusing on long-term transit solutions and fixing our state’s upside tax system. Looking ahead, Senator Dhingra plans to improve housing affordability and address the growing homelessness crisis.

Sen. Dhingra is being challenged by Republican Dale Fonk, a business owner who is also the Chair of the 45th Legislative District Republicans. Fonk is running a harshly negative campaign and has failed to produce a substantive policy platform. For her commitment to Eastside communities and service in the Legislature, voters should re-elect Sen. Manka Dhingra this November.

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State Representative, Position #1

Roger Goodman

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Democratic Representative Roger Goodman has been one of the most effective progressive leaders in Olympia. He has helped expand early childhood education, fund local high-tech education, and strengthen our economy with investments in family-wage jobs. He sponsored a bill on taking weapons away from convicted domestic abusers and upholds stricter penalties for repeat domestic abusers. Rep. Goodman brings considerable professional experience to his work, including his legal practice, serving in federal and state government positions, and working in the nonprofit world.

Rep. Goodman is being challenged by Republican Michael Curtis, who is not running a competitive campaign. Rep. Goodman is the clear choice in this race.

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State Representative, Position #2

Larry Springer

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Democratic Representative Larry Springer is a small business owner, former Kirkland city councilmember, and moderate Democrat. He is progressive on social issues and more conservative on taxation and workers' rights. He sponsored this year's net neutrality legislation and voted yes on progressive issues like banning conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth, making contraceptive coverage mandatory for state insurers, and banning bump stocks.

Rep. Springer is opposed by Republican Amber Krabach. Krabach is running on a platform of government transparency, charter schools, fiscal responsibility, and supporting Trump "when he does well."

Rep. Springer is the best choice in this race.

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