Why are local elections important?

County Council

-- Oversees social services for whole county and infrastructure and safety services for areas not included in cities.

--  Hot issues: homelessness, county law and order (drugs), pace of real estate development, I-5 crossing

City Council

-- Oversees infrastructure and safety services for cities.

--  Hot issues: homelessness, law and order (drugs), pace of real estate development

school board

-- Oversees up to 50% of school budget, implementation of state education policies, and K-12 programs in cities.

--  Hot issues: sex ed, drugs, student safety, newly passed WA bills (Socio-Emotional Learning, LGBT czars, trans "bullying"), academic quality, infrastructure, extracurricular