Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Please remember to vote if you haven’t already.
There are a number of statewide initiatives that need your attention, and there are a slew of candidates who have campaigned hard in hopes of earning your support. So mark your ballot and take it to a drop box.
If you want to mail it, do it by Friday, Nov. 2 or it might not be postmarked in time to count.
Over the last several weeks, the Tri-City Herald’s opinion section has been devoted to the election. Our editorial board interviewed candidates, and we talked with people representing both sides of ballot measures.
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We cut through the campaign rhetoric and made our picks, along with explanations for our decisions. We hope readers found our political recommendations a helpful addition to their own research.
Previously published editorials on each race and ballot measure can be found online. But as a quick refresher, here’s our election roundup:
U.S. Senator: Maria Cantwell (D)
4th District, Congress – Dan Newhouse (R)
8th District, Senate – Sharon Brown (R)
8th District, House Pos. 1 – Shir Regev (D)
8th District, House Pos. 2 – Matt Boehnke (R)
9th District, House Pos. 1 – Jenn Goulet (D)
9th District, House Pos. 2 – Matthew Sutherland (D)
16th District, House Pos. 1 – Everett Maroon (D)
16th District, House Pos. 2 – Rebecca Francik (D)
Franklin County Commission – Zahra Roach (D)
Franklin County Coroner – Dan Blasdel (R)
Franklin County Auditor – Matt Beaton (R)
Franklin County Clerk – Michael Killian (R)
Franklin County Fire District 3 Proposition 1 – Approve
Benton County Commission – Lori Sanders (R)
Benton County Coroner – William “Bill” Leach (R)
Initiative 1631 (carbon fee) – No
Initiative 1634 (grocery tax) – No
Initiative 940 (police use of force) – Yes
Initiative 1639 (gun regulations) – No
Advisory Vote No. 19 (oil pipeline tax) – Yes