Local and State Elections 2012

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McKenna to pay campaign visit to Walla Walla on Wednesday

WALLA WALLA — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna will visit the city Wednesday afternoon for a campaign rally.

Election puts spotlight on driver's license system

SEATTLE — The races for governor and attorney general have brought renewed attention to a proposal that would create a two-tiered driver’s license system in Washington to address the issue of driving by immigrants who can’t provide proof of legal U.S. residency.

Washington students invited to vote in mock election

OLYMPIA — Washington students can vote in mock election sponsored by the Secretary of State’s Office.

McCabe, Ledgerwood face off in Garfield County commission race

Wynne McCabe is finishing his first term in office.

POMEROY - Garfield County Commissioner Wynne McCabe, who is finishing his first term, faces a challenge from David Ledgerwood in his bid for re-election in Position 2.

Three-term Walla Walla senator faces challenger from Waitsburg

Scott Nettles says incumbent Sen. Mike Hewitt is not responsive and has too narrow a focus.

As he prepares to run for his fourth term in the state Senate, Senate Minority Leader Mike Hewitt, R-Walla Walla, is confident the 16th District will send him back to Olympia.

Social issues key to state legislative race

Rep. Maureen Walsh is pro-choice and supports same-sex marriage, positions Mary Ruth Edwards opposes.

In the past year, state Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, has become known around the world for her speech on the floor of the state Legislature in support of same-sex marriage.

Eyman seeks to renew taxing restrictions for Washington Legislature

SEATTLE (AP) — Anti-tax crusader Tim Eyman’s initiative to renew the two-thirds legislative majority requirement to create new taxes is on the ballot again this November.

Columbia County to pick new commissioner

DAYTON — Longtime residents face off in the Columbia County commissioner race

Johnson faces challenge from Spinks to retain commission seat

WALLA WALLA — Jim Johnson hopes voters will let him stay at the task he started in May.

Dozier, Blackman square off in commissioner race

WALLA WALLA — As he campaigns for his second term, Walla Walla County Commissioner Perry Dozier said he sees keeping county finances on an even keel without raising taxes as one of the biggest challenges facing the county.

U-B candidate endorsements

Following are the Union-Bulletin Editorial Board recommendations to the full editorials are found below.

Local Offices Walla Walla County Commissioner, District 1 Jim Johnson, Republican

Warnings of 'power grabs' from the powerful in Olympia

OLYMPIA — “Only in Olympia do they call raising our taxes ‘A Real Opportunity,’” read the campaign mailer.

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