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King County Council District No. 8

As the legislative branch of county government, the Council sets policies, enacts laws, and adopts budgets that guide an array of services, including:• The criminal justice system of prosecutors and public defenders, District and Superior Courts, juvenile detention, and adult jails; • The King County Sheriff’s Office, which directly serves residents of unincorporated areas and contracts with many cities to provide police protection; • Public health and human services; • Metro Transit bus service, Water Taxi, King County International Airport (Boeing Field), and county roads; • Wastewater treatment and solid waste management; • Regional parks, open space, and trails; and • Elections, records, and licensing.Each of the nine members of the King County Council represents a geographical district of about 240,000 residents. Councilmembers are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve four-year terms.

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  • Joe McDermott
    (NP)

  • Michael Robert Neher
    (NP)

Biographical Information

How has your experience prepared you for this position?

What will be your top three priorities, if elected?

What measures do you favor to keep your county economically viable?

How do you view balancing development with protecting our natural resources?

What do you think are the most important environmental issues your county will face due to changing climate?

What are the issues surrounding your county's infrastructure?

How do you think your county should approach legal and illegal immigration issues?

How do you think your county could best respond to homelessness and the economically disadvantaged?

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