In this election season, perhaps the only thing lengthier and more ridiculous than the campaign for U.S. President was the ballot we residents in King County received. My ballot has 39 candidates and issues on which to vote, only four of which are uncontested. So if you were to spend just 10 short minutes (which really isn’t enough time) researching candidates and issues for the 35 contested races, you’d be mulling over your ballot for nearly six hours!
Fortunately you don’t have to. You have DOUG’S VOTER’S GUIDE.
This year the nation has been captivated and nauseated by the race at the top of the ballot, but it’s always been my contention that what’s down-ballot is the stuff that can really affect your life day-to-day. This year is no exception.
With the retirement of Jim McDermott, Wallingford has its first legitimate U.S. Congressional contest in nearly 30 years. We also have an open seat in the State House. Yes, both races are liberal-on-liberal combat, but I want to see if my liberal can beat up yours.
We’ve also got transportation, carbon taxes, fair wages, gun safety, judges (so many judges), and much, much more. With 39 things on the ballot, there’s something for just about everyone. Enjoy the ride. It will be over soon.