Recommendations recap for general election

October 23, 2011 

We still find it strange to wrap up our election recommendations in mid-October, but the state's transition to a vote-by-mail system has changed the way everyone -- candidates, voters and the media -- approach election season.

With ballots mailed last week and arriving in most mailboxes by Friday, a lot of Washington voters will make today their election day.

With that in mind, we're publishing a recap of the Herald editorial board's recommendations today. The full editorials are online at

Click "news" on the menu bar across the top of the page and scroll down to "elections" for a complete listing of election stories and editorials.

Franklin County

-- Pasco City Council,

Position 1 -- Al Yenney

-- Pasco City Council,

Position 5 -- Rebecca Francik

-- Port of Pasco -- Ron Reimann

Benton County

-- Kennewick General Hospital Board -- Kathy Davidson

-- West Richland Council, Position 5 -- Robert Perkes

-- West Richland Council, Position 6 -- Ken Dobbin

-- West Richland Council, Position 7 -- Tony Benegas

-- Richland School District,

Position 3 -- Gordon Comfort

-- Richland School District,

Position 4 -- Mary Guay

-- Richland School District,

Position 5 -- Phyllis Strickler

-- Richland City Council,

Position 2 -- Ed Revell

-- Richland City Council,

Position 3 -- Sandra Kent

-- Richland City Council,

Position 5 -- Phillip Lemley

-- Richland City Council,

Position 6 -- Terry Christensen

-- Kennewick City Council,

Position 5 -- Bob Olson

-- Kennewick City Council,

Position 6 -- Paul Parish

-- Kennewick City Council,

Position 7 -- Steve Young

-- Kennewick School District,

Position 3 -- Ben Messinger

-- Kennewick School District,

Position 4 -- Ron Mabry

-- Kennewick School District,

Position 5 -- Uby Creek


-- Initiative 1125: Restrictions on toll roads -- No

-- Initiative 1163: In-home caregivers -- No

-- Initiative 1183: Liquor privatization -- Yes

-- SJR 8205: Inoperable provision -- Yes

-- SJR 8206: Expand rainy day fund -- Yes

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