Candidates file for Kent City Council; Kent School Board | Election 2011

The following candidates have filed for the Kent City Council and Kent School Board, according to the King County Elections website:

The following candidates have filed for the Kent City Council and Kent School Board, according to the King County Elections website:


(nonpartisan offices)

City of Kent Council Position No. 1

Deborah Ranniger (incumbent)

Bailey Stober

• City of Kent Council Position No. 3

Jim Bennett

Les Thomas (incumbent)

Nancy Skorupa

Rahul Kayastha

• City of Kent Council Position No. 5

Bill Boyce

Gwen Allen

Charles Lambert

Debbie Raplee (incumbent)

• City of Kent Council Position No. 7

Suzanne Smith

Dana Ralph

Michael S. Sealfon


(nonpartisan offices)

•Kent School District Director District No. 1

Larry Sims

Russell Hanscom

• Kent School District Director District No. 2

Karen L. DeBruler (incumbent)

• Kent School District Director District No. 3

Debbie Straus (incumbent)

Leslie Kae Hamada

Candidates had until June 10 to file.

The primary election is Aug. 16 for races with three or more candidates. The two candidates in each race with the most votes advance to the general election on Nov. 8.

If there are only one or two candidates, the position will appear on the general ballot.

Ballots are mailed July 29 for the primary and Oct. 21 for the general election.


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