The deadline to file for candidacy in the King County 2017 General Election was on Friday, May 19th, at 4:30 pm, and we have your list of local candidates. Three Mercer Island City Council positions are up for grabs, as well as two Mercer Island School Board Director positions.
In recent months, Councilmembers Dan Grausz and Jeff Sanderson have announced that they will not run for re-election as their terms are set to expire this year. Councilmember Benson Wong announced he will seek re-election for his seat. School Board Directors Dave Myerson and Adair Dingle will also not run for re-election for Mercer Island School Board.
A total of 8 candidates have filed to run for Mercer Island City Council; and 5 candidates have filed to run for the Mercer Island School Board Director positions. All candidates have until today at 4:30 pm to file a Withdrawal of Candidacy.
Here’s the complete list with links to candidate websites (when available):
Mercer Island City Council Position #2
School Board Director Position # 2
Brian Giannini Upton
School Board Position #4
Diana Lein (withdrawn)
Deborah Schneider Lurie
We will be providing light coverage through the election season, but we recommend following the Mercer Island Reporter for complete and regular coverage.
[Updated on October 2, 2017 – while Diana Lein’s name will likely appear on the ballot, she has recently announced that she is withdrawing her name from the School Board Position #4 race.]