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Municipal League releases candidate ratings

July 19th, 2010 · No Comments

The Municipal League of King County today released its non-partisan evaluations of 122 legislative, judicial and local candidates. The League rated our 36th District State Reps. Mary Lou Dickerson as “Very Good” and Jeanne Kohl-Welles as “Outstanding.”

To determine candidate ratings, volunteers throughout King County have joined the Municipal League’s Candidate Evaluation Committees to study the public record, review candidate questionnaires, speak with references, and conduct interviews with candidates. Committee members then rate each candidate on four criteria: Involvement, Character, Effectiveness and Knowledge. The possible ratings are: Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Adequate, Not Qualified and Insufficient Information to Rate.

The non-partisan ratings process is similar to a job interview and investigates each candidate’s potential to be effective in the office he or she seeks and to beneficially serve the community. Political affiliations or stances on particular issues are not considered during the League rating process. The Municipal League attempted to contact every candidate in a contested race. Candidates were rated even if they declined to participate.

Check out the full list of ratings of candidates for state representative, state senator, judge, county council and mayor here.

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