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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.

Lichter will run for second council term

  • May 27, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:05PM

San Juan County Councilman Alan Lichter, Orcas West, announced May 26 that he will run for re-election. Lichter was elected as a Democrat in 2004 to the three-member Board of County Commissioners that preceded the present council, defeating the three-term Republican incumbent by more than 1,300 votes.

Apply now to vote for state Senate endorsement

  • May 22, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:04PM

The 40th Legislative District will hold a vote to endorse a Democratic candidate to run for the state Senate seat of Harriet Spanel, who has announced her retirement.

Pre-primary win for Ranker

  • May 21, 2008 at 7:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:04PM

County Councilman Kevin Ranker has emerged the top choice of Democratic Party precinct committee officers in his bid for state Senate.

San Juan County among tops for state voter turnout

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 8:54PM

Secretary of State Sam Reed has certified the results of the state’s Aug. 19 Primary Election, in which nearly 43 percent of registered voters had their voices heard. “While the voter turnout for this year’s primary was slightly below what I predicted, I’m still very impressed with the strong turnout last month,” Reed said.

Ranker, Van Luven advance in state Senate race

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 8:54PM

Kevin Ranker is one step closer to being the first state senator from San Juan County in possibly 100 years.

Congress: Larsen, Bart are top vote-getters

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 8:53PM

Come November, islanders will have a congressman named Rick. But which Rick ... well, we’ll have to wait until the Nov. 4 election to find out.

Thanks to community generosity, Banry family expanding home

  • Sep 11, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 6:36PM

Annexation: A well-planned, low impact solution | Guest Column

  • Sep 15, 2008 at 7:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 1:16PM

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