Candidates file for November 2019 election

Locals will vote on a variety of local and county positions.

Kirkland residents will vote on a variety of local and county positions in November.

The deadline to file to run for office was 4 p.m. on May 17.

The following candidates are running for the following positions.

Kirkland City Council Position 2 (Currently held by Tom Neir)

Kelli Curtis

Kirkland City Council Position 4

Toby Nixon (incumbent)

David Schwartz

Kirkland City Council Position 5 (Currently held by Kelli Curtis)

Neal Black

Bill Henkens

Martin Morgan

Kirkland City Council Position 6 (Currently held by Dave Asher)

Amy E. Falcone

Jory Hamilton

Lake Washington School District 414, Director District 1

Eric Laliberte (incumbent)

Lake Washington School District 414, Director District 2

Christopher Carlson (incumbent)

Lake Washington School District 414, Director District 5

Siri Bliesner (incumbent)

John Towers

Susan Wilkins

Northshore School District 417, Director District 2

Bob Swain (incumbent)

Northshore School District 417, Director District 3

David Cogan (incumbent)

Woodinville Water District, Commissioner Position 2

Ty Graham

Dale Knapinski (incumbent)

Woodinville Water District, Commissioner Position 4

Chuck Clarke (incumbent)

Northshore Utility District, Commissioner Position 2

Thomas Mortimer (incumbent)

Northshore Utility District, Commissioner Position 5

Don Ellis (incumbent)

George Keeney

Public Hospital District 2, Commissioner District 2

Rebecca Hirt (incumbent)

Public Hospital District 2, Commissioner Position 5

David Edwards

Todd M. Banks (incumbent)

King County Assessor

John Wilson (incumbent)

King County Director of Elections

Julie Wise (incumbent)

Mark Greene

Metropolitan King County, Council District No. 6

Bill Hirt

Claudia Balducci (incumbent)

King County Water District 1, Commissioner Position 1

Bob Trimble (incumbent)

King County Water District 1, Commissioner Position 2

Richard W. Sternberg (incumbent)

Superior Court, Judge Position 2

David A. Steiner (incumbent)

Superior Court, Judge Position 5

Maureen McKee (incumbent)

Superior Court, Judge Position 6

Melinda J. Young (incumbent)

Superior Court, Judge Position 16

Averil Rothrock (incumbent)

Superior Court, Judge Position 17

Josephine Wiggs-Martin (incumbent)

Superior Court, Judge Position 31

Marshall Ferguson (incumbent)

Superior Court, Judge Position 35

Mafé Rajul (incumbent)

Superior Court, Judge Position 36

Annette M. Messitt (incumbent)

Superior Court, Judge Position 37

Michael Ryan (incumbent)

Superior Court, Judge Position 49

Aimee Sutton (incumbent)

Superior Court, Judge Position 50

Ketu Shah (incumbent)


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