2022 PRIMARY VOTER’s GUIDE

PRIMARY ELECTION

Scroll down for Candidate information. Please be aware that several candidates on the 2022 primary ballot have listed no information on their candidacy, some do not appear to have filed (as required by law) with FEC or PDC to show their campaign finances. The LWV encourages and supports transparency in all aspects of our democracy and finds this trend greatly troubling.

The League is nonpartisan and neither supports nor opposes any candidate or party but if you want to see who is running, who supports them, and recent news about them, use the links below.

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  • Are you VoteReady? Register to vote or check your voter registration status at VoteWA.org.
  • Click here to read the Kittitas County Voter Pamphlet and here for a sample Kittitas County primary ballot.
  • During an election, the LWV Washington asks all candidates to complete a LWV questionnaire describing themselves and their candidacy. We link to the candidate’s LWV Questionnaire responses at Vote411.org.
  • TVW Video Voter’s Guide for statewide races.
  • Please note that when candidate did not respond with links to their campaign site, information about them may be linked from nonpartisan sites such as Ballotpedia.
  • Judgeship races are nonpartisan and as such, unless there are 3 or more candidates for the office, won’t appear on the Primary Ballot. The American Bar Association has advice on choosing qualified judges. Check it out here.
  • Follow the money! Who is paying in support and opposition? The PDC is the state agency tracking campaign and initiative spending for local and state office. FEC is the federal agency tracking campaign spending for federal office. Because it is important to know who is paying to elect or oppose a candidate, be sure to follow the money. Also, check out the nonprofit site FollowTheMoney.org that tracks campaign money. NOTE: Candidates running for a local office that does not include the entire county, and with less than 1,000 registered voters, and who expect to raise less than $5,000 are not required to file with the PDC.
  • In the News: after a google search of the candidate’s name, the most recent news article – if any – is selected for linking. These are updated monthly until election.

Our Primary Voter’s Guide contains all propositions on a primary ballot in Kittitas County, but only registered voters within the sponsoring districts or municipalities will be asked to vote on the issue.

2022 PRIMARY BALLOT

City of Roslyn Public Safety Levy

The City Council of the City of Roslyn adopted Resolution No.22-009, concerning sustainable funding for public safety.

This proposition would help fund public safety services for residents. It authorizes a maximum regular property tax rate for collection in 2023 of $1.93 per $1,000 assessed valuation (an approximately $0.70 per $1,000 increase). The 2022 levy amount will be used to compute the limitations for subsequent levies under chapter 84.55 RCW. Exemptions from taxes may be available to certain homeowners (i.e., low-income seniors, disabled veterans, and others with disabilities) who will be exempt from the levy increase under RCW 84.36.381.

Should this proposition be approved: Yes [ ] No [ ]

Kittitas County Fire District #7 Levy Lid Lift

The Board of Kittitas County Fire Protection District No. 7 adopted Resolution No. 2022-8 concerning a proposition to increase its regular property tax levy.

This proposition authorizes the District to establish its regular property tax levy at $1.25 per $1,000 of assessed collected in 2023. The funds will maintain and improve fire protection, and emergency medical services, replace apparatus and equipment, and provide for firefighter safety. The dollar amount of the 2022 levy collected in 2023 shall serve as the base for computing subsequent levy limitations as provided by chapter 84.55 RCW.

Should this Proposition be: Approved [ ] Rejected [ ]

Kittitas County Fire District #6 Property Tax Levy

The Board of Kittitas County Fire Protection District No. 6 Adopted Resolution No. 2022-01 concerning a proposition to maintain and adequately fund District operations.

This proposition authorizes the District to increase its regular property tax levy to $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value to be assessed in 2022 and collected in 2023. The funds will maintain and improve fire protection and emergency medial services, replace apparatus, equipment and facilities, and provide for firefighter safety. The maximum allowable levy in 2022 shall serve as the base for subsequent levy limitations as provided by chapter 84.55 RCW.

Should this Proposition be: Approved [ ] Rejected [ ]

Kittitas County Valley Fire Rescue Levy Lid Lift

The Board of Kittitas Valley Fire Rescue adopted Resolution No.22- 11 concerning a proposition to restore its regular property tax levy.

This proposition authorizes the District to restore its regular property tax levy to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value to be assessed in 2022 and collected in 2023. The funds will maintain and improve fire protection, and emergency medical services, replace apparatus and equipment, and provide for firefighter safety. The dollar amount of the 2022 levy collected in 2023 shall serve as the base for computing subsequent levy limitations as provided by chapter 84.55 RCW.

Should this Proposition be: Approved [ ] Rejected [ ]

CANDIDATES

Only candidates in contested elections are posted below.

Followed all the links and still need help deciding? Check out: How to pick a candidate and Your Vote 2021 (which gives tips on preparing to vote) for more information. Advice on choosing qualified judges is here.

UNITED STATES CONGRESS

US SENATE (listed in ballot order)

US HOUSE – CD 8 (listed in ballot order)

WASHINGTON POSITIONS

SECRETARY OF STATE (listed in ballot order)

KITTITAS COUNTY POSITIONS

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