There's always an election somewhere…
…and hereabouts we'll be electing a variety of boards, commissions and councils this year. It's filing week, and so far the biggest wrinkle seems to be a challenge to Seattle Port Commissioner Gael Tarleton, who has already racked up an impressive list of Democratic Party endorsements, including the County Central Committee, from Michael Wolfe, executive director of Washington Ceasefire and an officer of the 37th District Democrats.
Three council seats will be on the ballot in my fair city. So far, incumbent Chris Eggen is unchallenged, while former Councilmember Janet Way has filed to challenge incumbent Doris McConnell. The third seat is open, with Councilmember Terry Scott stepping away, and a two way race between former city Planning Commissioner Robin McClelland and attorney Jesse Solomon, who is a public defender representing indigent clients, is shaping up. Way and Solomon have already secured the endorsement of the local Democratic organization.
It's something of a surprise to me that the three Shoreline School District seats that will appear on the ballot have so far drawn only one candidate between them, but filing doesn't close for a few hours and I'm sure the roster will fill out by then.
Any local filing news of note in your locality?