Recommendation recap for general election

October 17, 2010 

Ballots are arriving in Mid-Columbia mailboxes, and not coincidentally, the Herald's editorial board has made all but two of its recommendations.

We'll weigh in on the U.S. Senate race between Dino Rossi and Patty Murray on Monday, and our recommendation on the 4th Congressional District is planned for Tuesday.

Voters will have a chance Monday night to hear from 4th District candidates directly when Doc Hastings and Jay Clough appear at a candidate forum in Pasco.

The event is at 7 p.m. in the Gjerde Center on the Columbia Basin College campus. It may be your only chance to see the two candidates together before the Nov. 2 election deadline.

A recap of our take on this year's races appears below. Read the full editorials online at


w Initiative 1053: Supermajority for tax increases -- No

w Initiative 1082: Worker compensation insurance -- No

w Initiative 1098: State income tax -- No

w Initiative 1100: Retailers liquor proposal -- No

w Initiative 1105: Wholesalers liquor proposal -- No

w Initiative 1107: Repeal candy tax -- Yes

w Referendum 52: Green energy bonds for schools -- No

w SJR 8225: Redefine "interest" in state Constitution -- Yes

w HJR 4220: Denying bail in serious crimes -- Yes


8th District

w Senate -- Jerome Delvin

w House -- Carol Moser

16th District

w House -- Maureen Walsh

9th District

w House -- Joe Schmick

13th District

w House -- Bill Hinkle

15th District

w House, 1 -- Bruce Chandler

w House, 2 -- David Taylor

Benton County

w Move county seat -- Yes

w Assessor -- Barbara Wagner

w Auditor -- Brenda Chilton

w Commissioner -- Shon Small

w Coroner -- Alberta Redwing

w District Court, 3 -- Dan Kathren

w District Court, 4 -- Joe Burrowes

Franklin County

w Auditor -- Zona Lenhart

w Commissioner -- Rick Miller

w Prosecuting Attorney -- Steve Lowe

w Treasurer -- Tiffany Coffland

w Franklin PUD -- Roger Wright

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