Why are local elections important?
-- 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
-- Oversees infrastructure and safety services for cities.
-- Hot issues: homelessness, law and order (drugs), pace of real estate development
-- 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