I thought I'd just say how I'm voting for the local stuff on the November ballott, in suburban Washington state, and add my snarky coments where appropriate.
It's an attempt to repeal the state ergonomics rules. The TV and radio adds for it have been slick as heck. If it passes we can ceed our claim to be some liberal state.
House Joint Resolution 4206- Aprove-
I don't really understand it but as a PCO whose had to replace state folks mid term I can't imagine the new system will be more conveluted.
King County Charter Amendment 1- Yes-
This dealt with a bianual budget instead of an anual budget, it seems like a good idea because the budget is so insanely contensious, that its good to only do it half as much. Also my State Rep (Marlyn Chase) wrote the no position and she's one of my least favorite Democrats, so while I voted for her for the legislature, her opposition to this would be reason enough for me to vote for it.
County Assessor- Scott Noble (D)-
The only partisan race, this one was easy enough.
Court of apeals- There was only one judgeship on my ballot, and it was unopposed so I left it blank.
Port of Seattle Pos 2- Bob Edwards (NP)
Pos 5- Alec Fisken (NP)
I just voted with the Stranger on these. http://thestranger.com/2003-10-23/city.html
City of Lake Forest Park- Mayor- Dave Hutchinson (NP)-
I like both of the people running for mayor, but I've bristled against Armanini recently on the Burke-Guillman Trail. She's sided with property owners in trying to enforce stop signs along the trail. This is retarded as there are stop signs in the middle of the trail that only open to driveways. If these ever get enforced, it'll mean fines for basically everyone who uses the trail, and make it a bigger pain to get to the city without driving. She's been pretty good in most issues, though. Dave Hutchinson has been awesome, especially on the Environment, he stewarded 3 new parks durring his term, and Animal Acers and Lyon Creek parks are awesome.
City Council Pos. 2- Roger G Olstad (NP)-
This man is the most environmentally friendly person I've been able to vote for up and down the ballot ever. He helped get the aformentioned parks into existance, and has a great record as a member of the EQC. He fancys himself an independant, but he still sides with the right side most of the time.
Pos 4- blank
Pos 6- blank
Will someone please run a write in campaign against these people?
Shoreline School District-
Position 1- Mike Jacobs (NP)
Position 4- Kellie Swenson (Write in)
Position 5- Sherry Marlin (NP)
Shoreline Water District
Position 3- Charolett Haines (NP)
She's unopposed but shes fine.
Northshore Fire District Position 3- Ron Gehrke (NP)
Position 5- David Maehren (NP)-
The Republicans doorbelled for his opponant, so even if I didn't like Maehren, I'd still give him the nod to nip a potential Republican candidate's dreams of higher office in the bud.