Kirkland Election Guide 2012

The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Kirkland.


As we look ahead to November’s elections, Kirkland Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.

Voting Information

  • Sample Ballot: To see the full state ballot, go to the Washington Secretary of State's website.
  • Polling locations: To find ballot drop-off locations go here and enter your zip code.
  • Register to Vote: You have to register to vote by Oct. 6. You can download the form here or register online here.




Rob McKenna (R); Jay Inslee (D); 

Lt. Governor

Brad Owen (D); Bill Finkbeiner (R)

Secretary of State

Kim Wyman (R); Kathleen Drew (D)

State Treasurer

Jim McIntire (D)

State Auditor

James Watkins (R); Troy Kelley (D)

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson (D); Reagan Dunn (R)

Commissioner of Public Lands

Peter J. Goldmark (D); Clint Didier (R)

Superintendent of Public Instruction (non partisan)

Randy I. DornRonald L. (Ron) Higgins

Insurance Commissioner

Mike Kreidler (D); John R. Adams (R)

State Senate, District 1

Rosemary McAuliffe (D)
Dawn McCravey (R)

State House District 1 Position 1

Derek Stanford (D)
Sandy Guinn (R)

State House District 1 Position 2

Luis Moscoso (D)
Mark T. Davies (No party)

State House District 45 Position 1

Roger Goodman (D)
Joel Hussey (R)

State House District 45 Position 2

Larry Springer (D)
Jim Thatcher (R)

State House District 48 Postion 1

Ross Hunter (D)
Bill Hirt (R)

State House District 48 Postion 2

Cyrus Habib (D)
Hank Myers (R)

For information about state judicial elections go here.



District 1

John Koster (R); Suzan DelBene (D)

District 7

Jim McDermott (D); Ron Bemis (R)


Sen. Maria Cantwell (D); Michael Baumgartner (R)


Pres. Barack Obama (D); Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R); Gary Johnson (L) 


Referendum 74, Washington Same-Sex Marriage Veto Referendum: This bill would allow same-sex couples to marry, preserve domestic partnerships only for seniors, and preserve the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to perform, recognize, or accommodate any marriage ceremony.

Initiative 502, Marijuana Legalization: The proposed measure would legalize the production, possession, delivery and distribution of marijuana. The initiative would regulate the sale of small amounts of marijuana to people 21 and older. 

Initiative 1240, Charter Schools: The proposed measure would allow 40 public charter schools in the state over the next five years.

Initiative 1185, Washington Two-Thirds Vote Required to Raise Taxes: The proposed measure would require either two-thirds legislative approval or a vote by the people in order to raise taxes.

For other measures, look here

For Washington state political contributions and campaign finance information please click here.


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