A Mercer Island City Council member and Bellevue School Board member are running to fill the shoes of retired 41st District Rep. Judy Clibborn, while two Eastside leaders are looking to fill the shoes of 48th District Rep. Joan McBride in the state House.
Those were among the developments as candidates signed up to run for state and federal offices on ballots in King County. The filing deadline was May 18.
Rep. Tana Senn, of Mercer Island, wants to continue representing the 41st Legislative District in Position 1. She will run against Libertarian Nathaniel Deily, of Bellevue, and Republican Tim Cruickshank, also of Bellevue.
Democrat Wendy Weiker, of Mercer Island, Democrat My-Linh Thai, of Bellevue, and Republican Michael Appleby, of Bellevue, signed up to run for Position 2. Appleby challenged Clibborn for the seat in 2016.
In the 48th Legislative District, Democrat Sen. Patty Kuderer is running to retain her seat after being appointed to the Senate last year. She is challenged by Democrat and former state Sen. Rodney Tom, Republican Ken Seal, Independent Bill Hirt and Republican Richard Bennett.
Democrat and former Bellevue City Council member Vandana Slatter will run again for state Representative, Position 1, while Democrats Cindi Bright and Amy Walen, the current mayor of Kirkland, will face off for 48th District Position 2.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, of Bellevue, is running again to represent Washington’s 9th District in Congress. Democrat Sarah Smith and Republican Doug Basler, both from Kent, also entered the race.
Libertarian Mike Luke, of Lynnwood, and 27 others filed for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Sen. Maria Cantwell, who is pursuing a fourth term. Luke previously ran in 2016 against U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.
Candidates also filed for a number of judicial offices on the ballot this year. See www.kingcounty.gov/elections for more.
The primary is Aug. 7 and the general election is Nov. 6.