U-B candidate endorsements

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

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Local Offices

Walla Walla County

Commissioner, District 1

Jim Johnson, Republican


Walla Walla County

Commissioner, District 2

Perry Dozier, Republican


Federal Offices

President

Mitt Romney, Republican


U.S. Senate

Maria Cantwell, Democrat


U.S. House

Rich Cowan, Democrat


State Offices

Governor

Rob McKenna, Republican

Lt. Governor

Bill Finkbeiner, Republican

Attorney General

Reagan Dunn, Republican

Secretary of State

Kim Wyman, Republican

Treasurer

Jim McIntire, Democrat

Auditor

James Watkins, Republican

Insurance Commissioner

Mike Kreidler, Democrat

Lands Commissioner

Peter Goldmark, Democrat

State Senate

Mike Hewitt, Republican

State House

Maureen Walsh, Republican

State Supreme Court

Sheryl Gordon McCloud, nonpartisan

State Measures

Initiative 1185

Supermajority vote to raise taxes

Yes

Initiative 1240

Charter Schools

Yes

Referendum 74

Approve Gay Marriage

Should be approved

Initiative 502

Legalize Marijuana

No

ESJR 8221

Reduce State Debt Limit

Yes

SJR 8223

Expand Investing By Colleges

Yes

Advisory Votes

Advisory Vote No. 1

(Engrossed Senate Bill 6635)

Concerns B&O tax deduction

Should be maintained

Advisory Vote No. 2

(Substitute House Bill 2590)

Concerns expiration of tax on petroleum products

Should be maintained

Members of the Union-Bulletin Editorial Board are Publisher Rob Blethen, Editor Rick Doyle, Editorial Page Editor Rick Eskil and Deirdre Bealey, human resources manager

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