About Us


The Municipal League is a member-driven, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works toward better government in King County, Washington.

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Munileague volunteers assess political candidates’ ability to be effective in the office they seek. As a Candidate Investigator you will gain: Election Process Involvement Gain access and insight into the local election process Receive a crash-course in local politics A Sense of Civic Duty Educate the public for an informed electorate Contribute to effective government […]

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The Municipal League is a member supported and member run organization.  We can not do all of the great work of evaluating candidates with out your support and participation.  Sign up and join us today! To learn more about our Candidate Evaluation Program, or about becoming a candidate investigator, please click here Request a Candidate Evaluation Committee […]


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Ratings Criteria

  • 2014 Candidate Ratings

    About the Municipal League Ratings The ratings are not endorsements. They assess each candidate’s potential to be effective in office and ability to serve the community. Outstanding – Has made numerous outstanding contributions requiring skills related to the office, is a path-finding and respected leader, brings knowledge and creativity to issues facing the office. Very Good – Makes significant […]

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    How do our committees rate candidates on involvement? We ask our candidate evaluation committees to  investigate  what has the candidate done previously in family, neighborhood, community, volunteer work, employment or public life to suggest readiness to accomplish challenging objectives? How do these activities demonstrate readiness for the challenges unique to the particular office they are seeking? The […]

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    How does the Municipal League evaluate a candidate’s character? Our volunteer Candidate Investigators seek out information from references to answer the following questions. Do the candidate’s personal traits show the ability to take on the responsibilities of campaigning for and holding the public office she or he is seeking?  Is the candidate a leader, participant or observer? […]

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    How does the Municipal League rate candidates on Effectiveness? Our candidate investigators and committees work to determine if the candidate demonstrated promise of being productive in the office sought?  We interview references and hope to learn if candidate shown the ability to work with other people?   Have they demonstrated  ability to develop productive solutions to challenging problems? The following […]

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    How does the Municipal League evaluate a candidates knowledge? During our candidate investigation and evaluation process our volunteers seek to determine if the candidate has demonstrated the willingness and ability to learn and adapt?  Does the candidate understand the duties and challenges of the office sought?  Does the candidate have a firm grasp of the issues important […]