Washington State Elections turned out WAY better than I hoped. Randy Dorn wins Superintendent of Public Instruction, which is a victory for education. Rob McKenna wins Attorney General, which is a victory for personal rights. Cathy McMorris Rodgers gets re-elected which is a win for energy policy and the energy economy of Eastern Washington. Chris Gregoire gets re-elected to the governorship (and by a kvetch-proof margin this time, THANK GOD), which is a vote for hands-off governance. (Some might say that’s a bug; I say it’s a feature.)
Even on the local level, Todd Mielke won, which should mean someone with a keen grasp of local economics in a position to help make some positive changes in the local economy.
Honestly, I don’t think I could have asked for a better outcome in local elections.