Blog News XLVIII

Mark surpassed a thousand signatures needed to get on the ballot for Director of Elections more than a week ago. It's all but certain now that the campaign will get at least a few hundred more signatures than the requisite number needed, but do not put it pass the King County elections department to defeat the petition by nitpicking the names on the petition with incredulous rulings, thereby enabling them to get from under a contested election. If the petition is good enough to be turned in, which it probably will be, Mark will be on the ballot. The campaign does not need one more signature than the requisite number in the law, but will turn in many more than that number (please, see statement further below regarding the campaign's appeal to the general public for help in getting signatures).

Mark has met thousands during the campaign and has impressed many by his knowledge of election administration, including preparing for the important 2012 redistricting that will be a central part in preparing for elections next year. Redistricting must be finished considerably before the primaries begin next year. Mark will not be able to go into elections and make wholesale management changes in a redistricting year (there are only a few months between the start of the new term in January of '12 and the primaries), but will keep competent management personnel in place, especially those that are currently working on redistricting.

Update: Henceforth, I will be writing more short essays on "Commoner" in the first person rather than the third. When this happens, I will list it as a first person essay or write my name in a byline. - Mark Greene

[revised on 3/24/11]

Please, request a petition page to and get 2 - 10 signatures for Mark's campaign for Director of Elections in King Co., or contribute to campaign: click on the title link above and make selections of how you want to donate, or send check or money order to P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Thank you!


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