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Apply now to vote for state Senate endorsement

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.

Candidates vying for this position are: San Juan County Councilman Kevin Ranker, as well as Hue Beattie, Ken Henderson, Stephanie Kountouros and Paul Gonzales. They will attend meetings on each island June 7 and 8 for Democrats to meet them and then vote for their choice.

In order to vote for the endorsement, you must be a member of the 40th Legislative District Organization. Membership forms must be postmarked by May 27. Membership forms may obtained from www.wa40dems.net.

Events to meet the candidates and vote are as follows.

— Lopez: June 7, 10 a.m., Lopez Library.
— Orcas: June 7, 2 p.m., Fire Hall.
— San Juan: June 8, 4 p.m., Senior Center.
— Skagit: June 9, 6 p.m., P.U.D., 1450 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon.
— Whatcom: June 10, 6 p.m., Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric St., Bellingham.

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