By Chinami Tajika
Northwest Asian Weekly
King County, the 14th most populous county in the nation with more than 1.1 million registered voters, will hold its election on Aug. 17.
Ninety-four candidates are eligible for the posts of U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state senator, state representative, Supreme Court justice, Court of Appeals judge, district court judge, King County Council member, county prosecuting attorney, and mayor.
The two candidates who receive the most votes in the August primary will advance to the November general election. Sherril Huff, the King County elections director, said her office has already started to receive mail ballots for the primary.
There are many things to think about in order to choose the appropriate candidate for your area. How will the candidate deal with the environment, taxes, the economy, Medicare, a tight budget, education, and diversity? ♦
These charts were created from 2000 census data.