Candidate Questions

I’m thinking of doing another round of candidate questions like I did for Seattle City Council last year. Since unlike City Council, most of these races are partisan, and I have no qualms about being a Democrat, I’ll have to start asking questions sooner, so they cover the primary. I was thinking the open seats in Seattle and the the executive offices with more than one Democrat running.

Like last time, it would be the same set of questions emailed to all of the candidates, so no when-you-were-mayor questions to Nickles, for example. And of course, they may or may not answer them. But I’d be willing to ask different things of different legislative districts. So my question: is this something you’d like to see. And if so, are there any questions you’d like asked, or positions other than those that you’d like me to ask questions to?


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    Carl, are you trying to prod me into finally taking action on my threat^H^H^H^H^H^H promise to present maps and stuff about the pre- and post-redistricting boundaries of LDs?

    It just might work. In fact, I’d even be willing to start with the 36th and/or 46th instead of what I’d originally planned. Are they the only Seattle-area LDs with vacancies? Is there also one in the 32nd? Or elsewhere in King County?

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    I think that will be well covered, and it’s not in Seattle. I could do that, but I don’t really see what the value added is from HA.


    I think those are the only ones, but I haven’t double checked yet.

    I’d be interested in that post, but I’m not the boss of you.

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    I just thought of some others — Roger Goodman’s House seat in the 45th, Senate and House (Bob Hasegawa) in the 11th.


    I’m not. In fact, I’m thinking about the whole state.

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    Michael spews:

    So far, other than Inslee’s race, we’ve got either token candidates going up against people or people I’m sick of. So, I’ve got nothing. I guess I’m still a little curious as to why Seattle’s Parks Board members aren’t elected.