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Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 5, 2013 Washington Off-Year Election


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Washington Senate
State Senator District 7
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John Smith - R
Brian Dansel - R
State Senator District 8
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Sharon Brown - R
Phillip Lemley - R
State Senator District 26
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Nathan Schlicher - D
Jan Angel - R
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Initiative 517 - set penalties for interfering or retaliating against signature-gathers and petition-signers
Concerns initiative and referendum measures. This measure would set penalties for interfering or retaliating against signature-gathers and petition-signers, require that all measures receiving sufficient signatures appear on the ballot, and extend time for gathering initiative petition signatures.
Advisory Vote No. 3 (Substitute Senate Bill 5444)
Concerns a leasehold excise tax credit for taxpayers who lease publicly-owned property.
Initiative 522 - labeling of genetically-engineered foods
Concerns labeling of genetically-engineered foods. This measure would require most raw agricultural commodities, processed foods, and seeds and seed stocks, if produced using genetic engineering, as defined, to be labeled as genetically engineered when offered for retail sale.
Advisory Vote No. 4 (Senate Bill 5627)
Concerns an aircraft excise tax on commuter air carriers in lieu of property tax.
Advisory Vote No. 5 (Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1846)
Concerns the insurance premium tax to some insurance for pediatric oral services.
Advisory Vote No. 6 (Second Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1971)
Concerns a retail sales tax exemption for certain telephone and telecommunications services.
Advisory Vote No. 7 (Engrossed House Bill 2075)
Concerns estate tax on certain property transfers and increased rates for estates over $4 million.
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