2017 Candidate Ratings Now Available!

Candidate Ratings Available Over the past four weeks The Municipal League conducted its annual review of candidates for local office in King County. This years committee’s rated nearly 50 candidates running for local office, and we would like to express special thanks to our dedicated volunteers! About the Municipal League Ratings The ratings are not […]

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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 […]

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Involvement

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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Character

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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Effectiveness

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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Knowledge

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 […]

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