2011 Candidate Ratings

In 2011, five regional Candidate Evaluation Committees rated over 80 candidates running in contested races throughout King County.

2011Shoreline City Council2Chris EggenOutstandingYes
2011Shoreline City Council2William HubbellVery GoodNo
2011Shoreline City Council4Doris McConnellGoodYes
2011Shoreline City Council4Janey WayAdequateNo
2011Shoreline City Council6Robin McClennendOutstandingNo
2011Shoreline City Council6Jesse SalomonAdequateNo
2011Seattle City Council1Maurice ClassenVery GoodNo
2011Seattle City Council1Bobby ForchVery GoodNo
2011Seattle City Council1Jean GoddenGoodYes
2011Seattle City Council1Michael Taylor-JuddAdequateNo
2011Seattle City Council3Bruce HarrellVery GoodYes
2011Seattle City Council3Brad MeachamGoodNo
2011Seattle City Council5Dale PuseyNot QualifiedNo
2011Seattle City Council5Tom RasmussenOutstandingYes
2011Seattle City Council7Tim BurgessOutstandingYes
2011Seattle City Council7David SchraerGoodNo
2011Seattle City Council9Sally ClarkOutstandingYes
2011Seattle City Council9Dian FergusonGoodNo
2011Seattle City Council9Fathi KarshieNot QualifiedNoUnable to Interview
2011Seattle School Board1John CummingsAdequateNo
2011Seattle School Board1Peter MaierVery GoodYes
2011Seattle School Board1Sharon PeasleeGoodNo
2011Seattle School Board2Sherry CarrVery GoodYes
2011Seattle School Board2Kate MartinGoodNo
2011Seattle School Board2Mark WeberNot QualifiedNoDeclined to Participate
2011Seattle School Board2Jack WhelanAdequateNo
2011Seattle School Board3David BlomstromNot QualifiedNoDeclined to Participate
2011Seattle School Board3Michelle BuetowVery GoodNo
2011Seattle School Board3John DunnVery GoodNo
2011Seattle School Board3Harium Martin-MorrisVery GoodYes
2011Seattle School Board6Joy AndersonInsufficient InformationNoUnable to Interview
2011Seattle School Board6Nick EsparzaNot QualifiedNo
2011Seattle School Board6Martha McLarenAdequateNo
2011Seattle School Board6Stephen SundquistOutstandingYes
2011Bellevue School Board1Betsy JohnsonVery GoodYes
2011Bellevue School Board1Steven McConnellVery GoodNo
2011Bellevue School Board2Christine ChewVery GoodYes
2011Bellevue School Board4Michael MurphyVery GoodYes
2011Renton City Council3Marcie PalmerOutstandingYes
2011Renton City Council4Sarah Sanoy-WrightNot QualifiedNoUnable to Interview
2011Renton City Council4Gregory TaylorOutstandingYes
2011Renton City Council5Robin JonesVery GoodNo
2011Renton City Council5Mark MartinezGoodNo
2011Renton City Council5Ed PrinceVery GoodNo
2011Renton City Council7Phyllis ForisterGoodNo
2011Renton City Council7Donald PerssonGoodYes
2011Redmond City Council1Hank MyersGoodYes
2011Redmond City Council3Hank MargesonVery GoodYes
2011Redmond City Council5Tom FlynnVery GoodNo
2011Redmond City Council5Joel WrightAdequateNoUnable to Contact
2011Redmond City Council7David CarsonGoodNoUnable to Participate
2011Redmond City Council7Sue StewartVery GoodNo
2011Seattle Port Commission2Richard PopeNot QualifiedNo
2011Seattle Port Commission2Gael TarletonOutstandingNo
2011Seattle Port Commission5Bill BryantOutstandingYes
2011Seattle Port Commission5Dean WillardGoodNo
2011King County ElectionsMark GreeneNot QualifiedNo
2011King County ElectionsSherril HuffVery GoodYes
2011King County Council2Larry GossettOutstandingYes
2011King County Council4Larry PhillipsOutstandingYes
2011King County Council6Patsy BonincontriVery GoodNo
2011King County Council6John CreightonGoodNo
2011King County Council6Jane HagueGoodYes
2011King County Council6Richard MitchelOutstandingNo
2011King County Council8GoodSpaceGuyNot QualifiedNoDeclined to Participate
2011King County Council8Diana ToledoGoodNo
2011Federal Way City Council1Jim FerrellVery GoodYes
2011Federal Way City Council3Roger FlygareAdequateNo
2011Federal Way City Council3Susan HondaVery GoodNo
2011Federal Way City Council3Mark KoppangVery GoodNo
2011Federal Way City Council3Scott SparlingAdequateNo
2011Federal Way City Council5Bob CelskiGoodNo
2011Federal Way City Council5Jack DoveyVery GoodYes
2011Federal Way City Council7Dini DuclosOutstandingYes
2011Federal Way City Council7Keith TylerAdequateNo
2011Bellevue City Council1Aaron LaingVery GoodNo
2011Bellevue City Council1John StokesVery GoodNo
2011Bellevue City Council3John ChelminiakOutstandingYes
2011Bellevue City Council3Michelle HilhorstGoodNo
2011Bellevue City Council5Claudia BalducciOutstandingYes
2011Bellevue City Council5Patricia MannOutstandingNo
2011Bellevue City Council7Jennifer RobertsonVery GoodYes

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 contributions, is a skilled builder of consensus, inspires confidence in the way he/she would serve, is thorough and attentive to issues.
  • Good – Has been active and effective in many roles, is capable of moving people to productive action, has strong record of participation in problem solving, shows satisfactory commitment to tackling issues.
  • Adequate – Has a record of participation and interest, is effective on specific issues, has provoked questions about suitability as an office holder, will need significant time/energy to fill gaps in knowledge.
  • Not Qualified – Doesn’t appear engaged, has a record that casts doubt on ability to be productive, hasn’t demonstrated ability to deal with responsibilities of office, has narrow focus, inflexible attitude or is otherwise troubling.

Rating Criteria

The Municipal League Candidate Ratings are based on four criteria–Involvement, Effectiveness, Character & Knowledge.  The ratings are produced by citizen volunteers seeking to understand the potential a candidate has to be truly effective in the office they seek and to beneficially serve the community. Political affiliation or the stance a candidate has on any particular issue are not considered as part of the League rating process.

Who Rates The Candidates?

Municipal League Candidate Evaluation Committees are made up of volunteers like you–individuals interested in maintaining good government and willing to get involved.  If you would like to serve on one of our regional candidate evaluation committees next June, please contact cec@munileague.org or 206.622.8333 to learn how.