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General Election Results… way late

Bold = the ones we wanted to be elected or passed


Referring to the recommendation list I made (http://betsyreich.wordpress.com/2006/10/26/voting-recommendations/)

 For more indepth, here is my other post: (http://betsyreich.wordpress.com/2006/10/14/general-election/)  

 I-920 didn’t pass (death tax)

 I-933 didn’t pass (property tax)

 I-937 (electricity bill) passed

 House Joint Resolution 4223 (exemption from the personal property tax) passed

 U.S Senator: Maria Cantwell (D) was re-elected, Mike McGavick (R) didn’t make it

 U.S. Representative: Norm Dicks (D) was re-elected, Doug Cloud (R) didn’t make it

 State Senator: Tim Sheldon (D) (he is awesome and responds to all my e-mails within the hour)

 State Representative: Kathy Haigh (D) was re-elected, Marco Brown (R) didn’t make it

 State Representative: William Eickmeyer was re-elected, Randy Neatherlin (R) didn’t make it

 County Commissioner: Josh Brown (D) was elected, Jack Hamilton (R) didn’t make it

 Supreme Court: Susan Owens was re-elected, Stephen Johnson didn’t make it

 Public Utility District: Lloyd S. Berg was elected, Chris Tibbs didn’t make it


To see the official results with numbers, percentages, and graphs, go to: http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/General/  


February 7, 2007 - Posted by | Political Updates


  1. Just a quick question, why did we want Tim Sheldon? (He’s democrat, right?) Are his beliefs more Republican even though he’s labelled as Democrat?


    Comment by Lampie | February 18, 2007 | Reply

  2. Lampie: You are partly right. Although he’s a Democrat, he does not always vote by party lines. That’s why we like him as our Senator, not because he votes like Republicans, but because he has the freedom to vote by his own judgement, and not be pressured to vote by his party lines. He voted against the certification of the 2004 recount that placed Christine Gregoire in office. He also voted against (last year as well as the year before) HB 1515 that gave discrimination status for sexual preference individuals. This is why we voted for him, and why we’ve appreciated him as our Senator for the last 2 terms.

    Comment by Betsy | February 18, 2007 | Reply

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