Candidates file for fall election season

Navy veteran Matt Isenhower (D-Redmond) and small-business owner Joel Hussey (R-Redmond) will be challenging Sen. Andy Hill (R-Redmond) and Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland) respectively for their seats representing the 45th Legislative District.

With the filing period for candidates running in the fall election taking place between May 12-16, both Hill and Goodman filed for re-election. Hill currently serves as chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, where he was appointed in 2012, and is a leader in the bipartisan majority coalition in the state Senate. Isenhower is running as a Democrat and is a former Amazon employee and Redmond High School graduate. He received a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy.

Goodman holds Position No. 1 and has represented the 45th District since 2006. He won re-election in 2012 against Hussey after dropping out of a congressional race. Hussey is running as a Republican and is the owner of Tailwind Capital LLC.

According to Public Disclosure Commission website, Hill has raised $242,202 and spent $33,550, while Isenhower has raised $62,876.47 and spent $12,088.25. Goodman has raised $27,751.50 and spent $3,655, while Hussey has raised $5,250.00 and spent no money.

Rep. Larry Springer (D-Kirkland), who currently holds Position No. 2, will run against Brendan Woodward (R-Woodinville) according to King County Elections.

Rep. Luis Moscoso (D-Mountlake Terrace) from the 1st District is being challenged by Edward J Barton (R-Bothell) and Dave Griffin (D-Woodinville). Moscoso has raised $29,205 and spent $17,498 as of May 19, while Barton and Griffin have raised no funds, according to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission website. Because there are three candidates running for the seat there will be a top-two primary held.

The other 1st District seat is held by Derek Stanford (D-Bothell). According to the Public Disclosure Commission website he being challenged by Brian Travis (R-Bothell) but the King County Elections does not have Tavis listed as having filed to run. Sanford has raised $20,839 and spent $1,485, while Travis has raised no funds, as of May 19, according to the website.

Candidates filed at the Secretary of State’s Office in Olympia or at county auditor offices. Filing fees are 1 percent of a year’s salary for the position sought. Congressional filings are $1,740, Supreme Court $1,675, Court of Appeals $1,595, Superior Court $1,518 and Legislature $421.

The primary will be Aug. 5 and the general election Nov. 4.

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