Candidates file for fall election season; three Redmond residents running for seats

Navy veteran Matt Isenhower (D-Redmond) and small-business owner Joel Hussey (R-Redmond) will be challenging Sen. Andy Hill (R-Redmond) and Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), respectively, for their seats representing the 45th Legislative District.

With the filing period for candidates running in the fall election taking place between May 12-16, both Hill and Goodman filed for re-election. Hill currently serves as chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, where he was appointed in 2012, and is a leader in the bipartisan majority coalition in the state Senate. Isenhower is running as a Democrat and is a former Amazon employee and Redmond High School graduate. He received a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy.

Goodman holds Position No. 1 and has represented the 45th District since 2006. He won re-election in 2012 against Hussey after dropping out of a congressional race. Hussey is running as a Republican and is the owner of Tailwind Capital LLC.

According to Public Disclosure Commission website, Hill has raised $242,202 and spent $33,550, while Isenhower has raised $62,876.47 and spent $12,088.25. Goodman has raised $27,751.50 and spent $3,655, while Hussey has raised $5,250.00 and spent no money. Rep. Larry Springer (D-Kirkland), who currently holds Position No. 2, will run against Brendan Woodward (R-Woodinville) according to King County Elections.

Candidates filed at the Secretary of State’s Office in Olympia or at county auditor offices. Filing fees are 1 percent of a year’s salary for the position sought. Congressional filings are $1,740, Supreme Court $1,675, Court of Appeals $1,595, Superior Court $1,518 and Legislature $421.

The primary will be Aug. 5 and the general election Nov. 4.


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