"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
- Martin Luther King
I received my Primary Election ballot in the mail the other day and was flabbergasted at the number of candidates in a few of the races. I have never seen so many candidates on a Wenatchee ballot before.
29 Candidates have filed for the U.S. Senate race. (11 Candidates Declared a Party other than Republican or Democrat)
12 Candidates have filed for the U.S. House race (5 Candidates Declared a Party other than Republican or Democrat)
3 Candidates have filed for the local District Court Judge position
4 Candidates filed for Washington State Representative Position 1 (1 with no party preference)
3 Candidates filed for Washington State Representative Position 2 (1 with no party preference)
And, then there are several local Chelan County positions with only 1 candidate each:
Auditor, Clerk, Coroner, Prosecuting Attorney, and Sheriff
2 Candidates have filed to be elected Chelan County Assessor
The top two vote-getters will move on to the General Election. With so many candidates running it seems, more than ever, every vote will count. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.
If you are an informed and registered voter in Chelan County, Washington get your vote postmarked by August 7th.