I was just reminded that we’re having one of those weird, King County Conservation District elections today where they make it extremely difficult for people to cast a vote. The result is, this is one of those few elections in King County where Republicans tend to routinely win. (See how that works? Few people vote… Republicans win. That’s all you need to know about most Republican proposals for election “reform.”)
Anyway… property rights/pro-sprawl incumbent Mark Livengood is being challenged by Max Prinsen, a past Chair of the Conservation Board, the current President of SHADOW (Save Habitat and Diversity of Wetlands), and a member of the Cedar River Council. Prinsen is also
a member of and endorsed by Washington Conservation Voters.
Obviously, I urge you to vote for Max Prinsen.
Unfortunately, casting your vote isn’t all that easy. Polls are open from 11AM to 7PM today at the following locations
- Renton City Hall. 1055 South Grady Way, Renton
- Snoqualmie Valley Community Center. 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation
- Kent City Hall. 220 – 4th Ave South, Kent
- Enumclaw Fairgrounds Administrative Office. 45224 – 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw
- Kirkland City Hall. 123 Fifth Ave, Kirkland
- Shoreline City Hall. 17544 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline
- Garfield Community Center, 2323 East Cherry St, Seattle
There are no absentee ballots and no provisionals. Hell, there isn’t even a polling place in downtown Seattle.
The King County Conservation District Board has a $6 million annual budget. Don’t you think maybe a real conservationist should help determine how that money is spent? Fewer than 1000 people generally vote in this election, so every vote counts.
I have been corrected. Max Prinsen is not currently an active member of Washington Conservation Voters, though he had been some 5 or 6 years ago.