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Lakewood Election Guide 2012

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

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Lakewood 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.

Races

LOCAL:

Pierce County Council

Doug Richardson (R); Ann Dasch (D)


STATE:

Governor

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 House, District 28, Pos. 1

Steve O'Ban (R); Eric Choiniere (D)

State House, District 28, Pos. 2

Tami Green (D); Paul Wagemann (R)

State Senate, District 28

Mike Carrell (R); Yoshie Wong (D)

For information about state judicial elections go here.

 

NATIONAL

U.S. CONGRESS

District 10

Denny Heck (D); Richard (Dick) Muri (R)

U.S. SENATE

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

U.S. PRESIDENT

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

 

BALLOT ISSUES:

Proposition 1, Pierce Transit Sales and Use Tax Increase: This proposition would authorize Pierce Transit to impose an additional three-tenths of 1 percent (0.3 percent) sales and use tax, for a total sales and use tax of nine- tenths of one percent (0.9 percent), to fund restoration and provision of services, including special event and commuter service, services for people with disabilities and capital improvements.

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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