North Bend community pool, state office positions on primary ballot

Washington state’s primary election will be held Aug. 2, featuring several races affecting the Valley and a ballot measure to fund a new community pool in North Bend.

In King County, ballots were mailed on July 13. Ballot drop boxes opened July 14 and remain open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. Only the top two candidates of the primary elections advance to the general election, which will be held Nov. 8. Here’s a look at what will be on your primary ballot.

Si View Parks District Proposition 1

This proposition is looking to approve a capital bond that would generate enough tax dollars to replace the aging 84-year-old community pool at Si View Park and build a new $30 million aquatic center next door.

Katie Klahn, president of Si View’s board of commissioners, told the Valley Record in May that although the project has a big price tag, it will meet the needs of a growing community. She also emphasized it is the fiscally responsible approach rather than continuing to put money in the old, undersized pool.

The measure requires 60% approval from voters in the park district — which includes a majority of the upper Valley outside of Snoqualmie city limits. In 2020, a similar ballot proposed by Si View failed by just 4%.

For more information on the proposal, go to: or

Candidates for state representative

5th Legislative District (includes Snoqualmie, Preston, south Fall City)

State Representative Pos. 1

Bill Ramos (Democrat, Incumbent)

Ken Moninski (Republican)

Landon Halverson (Republican)

Austin Bryant (“Elven Way Party”)

According to state public disclosure records, Ramos has raised over $71,500 and spent over $39,300. Moninski and Halverson have raised about $7,600 and $4,000 respectively. Moninski has spent $6,500 while Halverson has spent $1,700. Bryant has yet to report any fundraising.

State Representative Pos. 2

Lisa Callan (Democrat, Incumbent)

Chad Magendanz (Republican)

Callan has raised over $80,000 this election and spent over $38,000, according to state records. Magendanz has raised nearly $60,000, but has spent just under $7,000 thus far. Both will move on to the general election.

12th Legislative District (includes majority of North Bend, downtown Fall City, majority of Carnation)

State Representative Pos. 1

Keith Goehner (Republican, Incumbent)

Goehner has raised $27,000 but, running unopposed, has yet to spend any of that money.

State Representative Pos. 2

Mike Steele (Republican, Incumbent)

Robert Amenn (Republican)

Steele has raised $40,000 and spent $ 7,000 so far. Amenn, has yet to report any fundraising. Both will move on to the general election. Statements for all candidates can be found online at: