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March 28, 2006

Obscure but Critical Election Today

Got a moment to vote in the King County Conservation District election today?  If you've got the time and can make it to one of the four voting locations in the county, this is an election where a few dozen votes will make a huge difference in whether our region stands for strong environmental protections or an anything-goes approach to rural development. And it's a good opportunity to piss off Stefan, who is asking his readers to vote for the property rights guy. 

This public - but obviously largely unknown election - is to fill position No.3 on a 5-member Board of Supervisors.  Any registered King County voter is eligible to vote.  The four places to vote are in Renton, Enumclaw, Carnation and Seattle (City Hall).  Times: 11:30 - 7:00. Info on locations below.   

The environmentalist running is Kevin Raymond, a former Democratic Party member of the 46th district E-Board and also a former chief of staff to Gary Locke.  He has been endorsed by Ron Sims, Larry Phillips and Dow Constantine. 

His opponent has been endorsed by property rights advocates and of course Stefan.

Polling locations are open from 11:30 am to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 28, 2006

  • King Conservation District. 935 Powell Ave Ste D SW Renton, WA
  • King County Fairgrounds. 45224 - 284th Ave SE Enumclaw, WA
  • Snoqualmie Valley Senior Center. 4610 Stephens Ave Carnation, WA
  • City of Seattle City Hall. 601 - Fifth Ave Seattle, WA

King Conservation District board positions are unpaid. Board members are responsible for over-seeing District operations, staff, financial administration, and for guiding the direction of District programs and policies.  The King Conservation District total annual revenue is approximately $6.3 million dollars, of which with approximately $1.6 million of this is used to fund district operations and 13 full time staff. Regular board meetings are held once a month on the second Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 9:00 p.m.

Posted by Lynn Allen on March 28, 2006 at 12:03 PM in Inside Baseball | Permalink

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