October 27th, 2009
|04:42 pm - Finally finished my voting|
Voter Recommendations for WA state/King County
Mostly, I went along with Grubb Street except I chose Tom Albro over Max Vekich for Port of Seattle Position 4. I already explained in my primary endorsements why. (Cheat sheet at the bottom for those who don't want to go over to Jeff's blog.)
City of Seattle
Wow, I've been following this one closely, since Seattle has such an impact on the region. While Michael McGinn has great people skills and his heart in the right place, his budgeting and administration skills are lacking and those exactly what's needed during this worst fiscal crisis I've experienced in my life. Want him instead being the anti-Tim Eyman proposing good initiatives and going against bad ones, which would play to Michael's strengths.
However, I have yet to find anything that would compell me to vote for Mallahan except that he's an unknown and Gov. Chris Gregoire (who I love) endorsed him. Maybe his biz experience would be good, but who knows? So, only can hope for the best but kind of fear that Seattle will be screwed.
City of Kirkland
I recommend Joan McBride, Brad Larssen, Karen Tennyson, and Doreen Marchione for Kirkland City Council. And a YES vote of Propositon 1, which will raise the utility tax to cover revenues. Hopefully this will help provide much needed revenue AND encourage people to save more energy.
Ashamed to say i started doing research on the school district and hospital commissioner votes, decided that I'm too sick to put in the time and won't vote in those elections unless I hear compelling reasons from someone soon as to who I should choose. There just wasn't enough info on the web to decided and I've learned to not trust the voters pamphlet.
No on 1033 (another Tim Eyman mess)
Yes on 71 (US always best when we live up to our promise of equality)
Yes on all King Co amendments (Trusted Jeff on this one, since I was too sick for research)
Dow Constantine for King Co. Exec (Shudder at the thought of Susan hutchison)
Bob Rosenberger for Assessor (Most on Jeff Grubb's recommendation, though I did some research to concur)
Anne Ellington Court of Appeals (per my primary notes)
Rob Holland Port #3 (per primary notes)
Tom Albro Port #4 (per primary notes)
You know, I've filled out my whole ballot except for the mayoral vote, and I'm still undecided. It's the only thing keeping me from putting my ballot in the mail, and I really want to do that by or on Friday. I'm with you: I think we're screwed either way.
According to the King County Democrats site, the party is endorsing Mallahan. I know that the governor is as well. So why am I reluctant? I've done so much reading about both him and McGinn, and I'm still on the fence. I keep waiting for something to tip me one way or another. Hasn't happened yet. I'm just going to keep reading, I guess.
Yes, I wish Mallahan was more of a known factor. Will say that most of his positions so far seem acceptable. But from the debate he clearly isn't polished and doesn't know politics inside and out.