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Candidate Q&A: San Juan County Superior Court Judge

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:15PM

This week, The Journal and SanJuanJournal.com begin their series of Q&As with candidates in the Aug. 19 primary election. The series begins here with the candidates for San Juan County Superior Court judge. The term is four years; the salary is $146,832, half of which is paid by the state, half by the county. The election of judge will be decided in the primary.

Candidates forum Aug. 2 | Political Notebook

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:15PM

The League of Women Voters of the San Juan Islands is hosting a primary election candidate forum Aug. 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m., in Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash St., Friday Harbor.

Candidate Q&A: San Juan County Council, Friday Harbor

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:14PM

The race for San Juan County Council, Friday Harbor, will not be on the Aug. 19 primary ballot because there are only two candidates. The race will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Council members serve four years and are paid $33,700 per year and receive benefits. July 23: Candidates for San Juan County Council, San Juan South. July 30: Candidates for 40th District state Senate.

District Court

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:14PM

San Juan GOP candidates tout views, experience

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:14PM

Steve Van Luven and Rick Bart are the sole Republicans in their respective races for state Senate and Congress. But they believe their moderate ideas help give their lone voices some volume. And with the top two vote-getters regardless of party advancing from the primary to the general election, moderate ideas and getting heard are all-important.

San Juan Political Notebook | July 9

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:13PM

The Waldron Community Meeting will host a forum Saturday, 2-4 p.m., for candidates for County Council, District 4; and Superior Court judge.

Political Notebook

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:13PM

The Waldron Community Meeting will host a forum July 12, 2-4 p.m., for candidates for County Council, District 4; and Superior Court judge.

Four apply for vacancy on F.H. Town Council

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:13PM

Four Friday Harbor residents have applied for a vacancy on the Town Council.

Deadline today for applications for Friday Harbor Town Council vacancy

  • Jun 27, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:12PM

Interested in serving on the Friday Harbor Town Council? Today is the deadline for applications for a vacancy, the term ending Dec. 31, 2009. Two Friday Harbor residents have applied for appointment by the mayor and council: Bob Low and Noel Monin.

Candidate Petersen schedules 'Welcome Wednesdays' in his office

  • Jun 26, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:12PM

Gordy Petersen, candidate for County Council, San Juan South, has scheduled "Welcome Wednesdays" throughout July. He will welcome people to his downtown office each Wednesday in July from 1-4 p.m.

San Juan Democrats opening headquarters on Fourth of July

  • Jun 26, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:12PM

The San Juan County Democrats are opening a headquarters, which will be known as "Democracy Corner," on July 4 right after the parade.

Updated: Get to know the candidates — and visit Waldron Island

  • Jun 20, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:11PM

The Waldron Community Meeting will host a forum July 12, 2-4 p.m., for candidates for County Council, Orcas West; and Superior Court judge.

Pratt schedules campaign meetings June 26, July 24

  • Jun 20, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:11PM

Lovel Pratt, candidate for County Council, San Juan South, has scheduled campaign meetings for June 26, noon; and July 24, 5:15 p.m., in the San Juan Island Library’s meeting room.

Dems endorse Ranker for state Senate | San Juan Political Notebook

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:10PM

Seventy-four percent of 40th Legislative District Democrats voted Thursday to endorse Kevin Ranker for state Senate.

Ranker wins sole endorsement of 40th Legislative District Democrats

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:10PM

Kevin Ranker won 74 percent of the vote of 40th Legislative District Democrats today in his bid for state Senate. The endorsement comes on the heels of endorsements from the Washington Education Association, Skagit County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell, and others.

Teachers, local leaders endorse Ranker for state Senate

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:09PM

Kevin Ranker, Democratic candidate for 40th District state Senate, was endorsed this week by the Washington Education Association, Skagit County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell, Village Books owners Chuck and Dee Robinson, and Skagit County Democratic Party Vice Chairperson Gail Nicolls.

Town Council seeking new member | Friday Harbor Political Notebook

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:08PM

A glimpse of political happenings in the San Juan Islands.

Election: Voters will test ‘top two’ primary system for the first time

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:08PM

This election season, there’s been a lot of talk about change. As the campaign season gets under way locally, there will also undoubtedly be a lot of talk about choices.

Rep. Larsen tours Homes for Islanders neighborhoods

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:07PM

As a neighborhood group waited to meet Rep. Rick Larsen Saturday, they recited stories of the tears, laughter and truths of “sweat equity.” “Sweat equity” was a term thrown around a lot as they waited for Larsen with Carol Maas, administrator of Homes for Islanders, a non-profit organization which has helped islanders build homes with funding from USDA Rural Development.

Several San Juan candidates make campaigns official, but holes still loom in many positions

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:07PM

With the deadline approaching for candidates to file for positions on the Aug. 19 and Nov. 4 elections, those who have announced their intentions to run are making it official. But many more positions await candidates. Islanders will vote in the Aug. 19 primary and the Nov. 4 general election for a number of positions, from president to governor to County Council and precinct committee officers.

Updated: Gaylord, Linde file candidacies for judge

  • Jun 3, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:06PM

Last year, they sought the approval of the governor. This year, they'll seek the approval of voters. Randy Gaylord, 51, and John Linde, 60, have filed candidacies for San Juan County Superior Court judge. The filing period ends Friday at 4:30 p.m. The primary election is Aug. 19.

Candidate filing period ends Friday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Jun 3, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:06PM

Islanders will vote in the Aug. 19 primary and the Nov. 4 general election for a number of positions, from president to governor to County Council. The deadline for candidates to file for local and state offices is Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Lovel Pratt announces candidacy for San Juan County Council, San Juan South

  • May 30, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:05PM

San Juan County Planning Commissioner Lovel Pratt has announced her candidacy for San Juan County Council, San Juan South. Pratt is one of three candidates to announce a candidacy for the San Juan South position. The others are Dan Miller Jr., a landscaper and past candidate for the state Legislature and County Commission; and Chuck Rust, a town firefighter and retired Santa Rosa, Calif., parks and recreation director.

40th District Democrats will vote on Senate endorsement June 7-8

  • May 28, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:05PM

40th District Democrats will vote June 7-8 to endorse a candidate in the race for the state Senate seat of Harriet Spanel, who is retiring.

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