Make your voice be heard: VOTE!

Late next week, you will receive your ballots for the Nov. 3 general election. AGC’s BUILD PAC 2015 general-election endorsements are listed below. Click the candidate’s name below to visit their website and learn more about them or find out how to support them. Please share these endorsements with the people you work with!

(By the way, do you hate receiving those robo-calls during dinner, and all the political junk mail? If you vote early, your name gets removed from those lists!)

LEGISLATIVE RACE
Legislative District 30: Teri Hickel (R)

SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL
City of Seattle Position 1: Shannon Braddock
City of Seattle Position 2: Bruce Harrell
City of Seattle Position 3: Pamela Banks
City of Seattle Position 4: Rob Johnson
City of Seattle Position 5: Sandy Brown
City of Seattle Position 7: Sally Bagshaw
City of Seattle Position 8: Tim Burgess
City of Seattle Position 9: Lorena Gonzalez

RENTON CITY COUNCIL
City of Renton Position 6: Ruth Perez

KING COUNTY COUNCIL
District 4: Jeanne Kohl-Welles
District 6: Jane Hague

King County Assessor: Lloyd Hara

SNOHOMISH COUNTY
County Executive: Dave Somers
Council District 2: Greg Tisdel

WHATCOM COUNTY COUNCIL
District 1 Position B: Bruce Ayers
District Position B: Kathy Kershner

PORT OF BELLINGHAM
District 3: Gary Jensen

Whatcom County Ballot Measure
Proposition 2015-024 would impose a sales and use tax of two tenths of one percent (20 cents for every $100) for constructing and operating jail facilities for inmates charged or convicted of misdemeanor and felony acts, and for other public safety purposes, as authorized by RCW 82.14.450. Half of this tax (10 cents for every $100) would expire upon repayment of bonds issued to finance the facilities, no later than thirty years after issuance.

CITY OF TACOMA BALLOT MEASURE
Propositions 3 & A: Prop 3 would increase the property tax levy rate by $.20 per $1,000 of assessed value for ten years (average household impact: $300) and increase utility gross-earnings tax an additional 1.5% on natural gas, electric and phone companies for ten years to fund street improvements. Prop A would create a Transportation Benefit District which would establish 1/10th of 1% sales tax for ten years to fund maintenance for residential and arterial streets, freight access and bike/pedestrian mobility.