Union-Bulletin recommendations for the Nov. 2 General Election


Readers can see the full recommendations at union-bulletin.com/page/endorsements.

Following are the Union-Bulletin's recommendations for the General Election:

U.S. Senate - PATTY MURRAY, Democrat

U.S. House - CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS, Republican

State House - MAUREEN WALSH, Republican

Walla Walla County Sheriff - BILL WHITE, Republican

Walla Walla County Coroner - VIRGINIA ROMINE, Republican

Walla Walla County District Court Judge, Part Time - BRIDIE MONAHAN HOOD

State Supreme Court Justice - CHARLIE WIGGINS

Initiative 1053 (Reauthorizes two-thirds legislative majority for new or increased taxes) - YES

Initiative 1082 (Allows employers to purchase private workers' compensation insurance) - YES

Initiative 1098 (Imposes income tax on those with incomes above $200,000 for individuals and $400,000 couples) - NO

Initiative 1100 (Close state liquor store and authorize sale, distribution and importation of liquor by private retailers) - NO

Initiative 1105 (Close all state liquor stores and license private parties to sell or distribute spirits) - NO

Initiative 1107 (Repeal state taxes on candy, bottled water, carbonated beverages and some food processors) - NO

Referendum 52 (Authorizing and funding bonds for energy efficiency projects in schools) - REJECT

Senate Joint Resolution 8225 (Allows state to take part in federal program to reduce debt interest) - APPROVE

Engrossed Substitute House Joint Resolution 4220 (Gives judges the flexibility to deny bail to criminal suspects facing the possibility of life in prison) - APPROVE


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