Opinion

No-Brainer #28: PubliCola Picks Yes on King County Proposition 1

Last week, we published 27 "No-Brainer" endorsements for the November 2 election. We realized, though, before we study up and make the rest of our endorsements, there are still a few obvious picks on the ballot.

10/05/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

Cola Endorsements: 27 No-Brainers

UPDATE: WE'RE MOVING THIS POST BACK INTO THE MIX AS A HEADS UP—WE'VE GOT A FEW MORE NO-BRAINERS QUEUED UP THIS WEEK. STAY TUNED. We've decided to issue an early batch of "No-Brainer" endorsements (a couple of weeks before ballots drop) to get the easy one

10/01/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks for the August 17th Primary

PubliCola made our final primary election picks this week: Lefty Bob Hasegawa for state Rep. in South Seattle and conservative Derek Kilmer for state senate in Gig Harbor. Here's a handy list of all the candidates (29) we think should get your vote in the

08/06/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Derek Kilmer for Senate, 26th District

Conservative Democrat Derek Kilmer is the best candidate (and fit) for his Gig Harbor district.

08/06/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Bob Hasegawa for State Rep., 11th District, Position 2

Three-term Rep. Bob Hasegawa represents a faction that is (surprisingly) missing from Seattle's delegation—he's a bona fide social justice liberal. His voice, in sync with low-income advocates and civil rights lobbyists, is critical in Olympia during this

08/06/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Dean Willard for State Rep., 5th District, Position 2

Here's a shocker for 2010: A Democratic candidate is poised to take out a Republican in the Seattle exurbs. Techie and transit advocate Dean Willard is the perfect fit for the changing 5th District.

08/05/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Joe McDermott for King County Council, Position 8

State Sen. Joe McDermott is the clear choice in the race to fill the county council seat formerly occupied by now-King County Executive Dow Constantine.

08/05/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Steve Hobbs for State Senate, District 44

Despite his status as the lead conservative Democrat, we pick Steve Hobbs over his lackluster (on the one hand) and more conservative (on the other) opponents. And truth be told: Hobbs is really good on a lot of issues, especially education reform.

08/05/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Cindy Ryu for State Rep., 32nd Legislative District, Position 1

Former Shoreline mayor and council member Cindy Ryu is the obvious choice in the 32nd Legislative District.

08/04/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Geoff Simpson for State Rep., 47th Legislative District, Position 1

Rep. Geoff Simpson is an environmental champion in Olympia who defies Democratic house leadership on a regular basis. Simpson's dissident voice is a must have in the state legislature.

08/04/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Patrick Reed for State Rep., 31st District, Position 2

In protest, PubliCola picks the real Republican over "Independent" Democratic incumbent Rep. Christopher Hurst.

08/03/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Vince DeMiero for State Rep., District 1, Position 1

Longtime Mountlake Terrace high school teacher Vince DeMiero's deep ties to the community make him the best choice in this Democratic district.

08/02/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Tami Green for 28th District Rep., Position 2

After giving the progressive caucus its first moral victory—defying house leadership by passing unemployment insurance benefits—Green has emerged as a must have Democrat in Olympia. She faces a backlash challenge in her Pierce County swing district.

08/02/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Raymond Bunk for State Senate, District 31.

Of all the challengers to erratic, hot-headed state Sen. Pam Roach, Federal Way police officer Raymond Bunk is the best positioned to displace her.

07/30/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Carol Gregory for State Rep., District 30, Pos. 2.

We're still rolling out our state house endorsements. Here's one for a Friday afternoon: Carol Gregory has worked hard against poverty in her district, and now she wants to do so from inside the State Legislature.

07/30/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Maralyn Chase for State Senate, District 32

PubliCola picks Maralyn Chase, a flaming liberal who once testified in favor of legislation calling for the impeachment of President George Bush, wants to move up to the state Senate. She will provide a much-needed jolt the Senate Dems caucus.

07/29/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Luis Moscoso for State Rep., Position 2, 1st District

Dialed-in Snohomish County Democratic Party activist Luis Moscoso—in contrast to his Tea Party opponent, Heidi Munson—is a progressive advocate for transit, energy efficiency, and college readiness.

07/29/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Cathy Dahlquist for State Rep District 31, Position 1

PubliCola goes for the Republican candidate in Northeast Pierce County, thanks to her commitment to lead on education reform.

07/29/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Nick Harper for State Senate, District 38

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jean Berkey is a placeholder who isn't leading on the big issues. Newcomer Nick Harper is ready to take charge by reframing those issues.

07/29/2010 By PublicolaPicks

Opinion

PubliCola Picks Judy Clibborn for State Rep., Position 2, District 41

PubliCola isn't thrilled with state transportation committee chair Judy Clibborn's lackluster record on transportation, but she's the best choice in this less-than-inspiring field of candidates.

07/29/2010 By PublicolaPicks