“We have the funds to help give us the buildings for our district; we will not have the funds in a couple of years to actually operate our district,” League member Jamie Rosen said in her introduction of Superindent Jinger Haberer and Business Services Director Brian Aikin of Ellensburg School District.Continue reading
Half The Ballots Returned
After a sluggish start, ballots have rolled in at nearly 50% return level. This is better than expected and 14 points higher than returns in 2017, the last odd-year election. The final results won’t be certified until November 26th.Continue reading
As of 10/31, completed ballots have only trickled in.Continue reading
Ellensburg City Council
Candidates for seat 6, Matt Anderson and Stacey Bankston Engel; and seat 7, Kristin Ashley and Tristen Lamb.
Candidates for position 1, Liahna Armstrong and Terry Clark; and position 4, Roy Savoian and Jon Ward.
Ellensburg School Board
Candidate for position 1, Meg Ludlum, and statement from Mark Manning, who withdrew his candidacy.
Kittitas County Commissioner
Candidates for District 1, Nancy Lillquist and Cory Wright.
Legislative District 13
Candidates for Legislative District 13, Steve Verhey and Alex Ybarra.
Many thanks to Ellensburg Public Library, our co-sponsor, to Jon Ward at ECTV, for his work on the video, and to Charli Sorenson, our moderator. Thanks also to our League volunteers, and to Rob Fraser, for the photography. Watch Facebook for the photo album, coming soon.
Children who have repeated experiences of abuse or neglect often suffer poorer health compared to those who don’t experience such abuse, Laura Garcia Bohnet told League members at an Oct. 8 noon meeting.Continue reading
LWV Kittitas County on Tuesday, Oct. 15 held a candidate forum for County Commissioner, District 1, and Roslyn City Council, seats 1, 4, and 6.
Watch the county commissioner forum here. Candidates are Nancy Lillquist and Cory Wright. Moderator is Charli Sorenson.
Following the commissioner candidates were candidates for Roslyn City Council. Candidates who attended were Jim Guerci, Jennifer Basterrechea–Atela, Cathy Cook, Tom Missel, and Doug Kilgore. Moderator was Charli Sorenson. Watch the Roslyn City Council forum here.
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, League held a second candidate forum for Roslyn Mayor, Water District 7, and Fire District 7. Charli Sorenson moderated this forum.
Watch the Fire District 7 video here. Candidates are Russ Hobbs and Robert Cernick.
Coming soon: pictures of Oct. 15 and 16 forums.
Democracy Depends on You
Local governments manage many different services, and decisions made at the local level will directly affect your life. In fact, local governments can impact nearly every aspect of your life – so who is elected, what decisions are made, and how services will be delivered should matter to you. Your vote is your voice in these arenas.Continue reading