"This time there are three Republicans and one Democrat vying for the job. Of the four, Republicans Dan Roach and Larry Faulk are to be commended for past records of public leadership, but voters should pick between Republican Bruce Dammeier and Democrat Rick Talbert to guide the county into its challenging next chapter.
Mounting concerns over homelessness, mental illness and crime are butting up against other costly imperatives, such as fixing traffic congestion. Economic development also demands attention so the county doesn’t sink further into merely being Seattle’s bedroom community.
Dammeier and Talbert have the experience, respect and collaborative temperament to make headway on these problems over the next four years. We endorse them in the Aug. 2 primary election."