2023 Election

King Conservation District will hold an election for Seat #3 on the Board of Supervisors in early 2023. The KCD Board of Supervisors will pass an Election Resolution in late 2022 establishing the specific timeline for candidate applications and voting window. King Conservation District includes all registered voters in King County (excluding the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish).

Candidate and voter information will be updated on this page as it is established.

Candidate Filing

The candidate filing period for Seat #3 will be held at the end of 2022. More information will be available here once the KCD Election Resolution is passed establishing the 2023 Election.

Candidates interested in running should review the following materials (see the sidebar for additional links).
Conservation District Elections and Appointments
Conservation District Supervisor Responsibilities

Voting

Like the last three years, the King Conservation District election will primarily rely on electronic ballot access in partnership with Democracy Live with alternative options for requesting physical ballots. King County Elections will tabulate all ballots and report all results.

Conservation District Election Reform

King Conservation District is committed to pursuing election reform with the Washington State Legislature and making future elections more accessible to all voters. If you would like this election on the regular fall ballot, please contact your legislator at 1-800-562-6000.

The Washington State Legislature considered two conservation district election reform bills in 2022, both of which died in committee: House Bill 1652 would create the option for local conservation districts to be placed on the regular general election ballot. House Bill 1910 would put all conservation district elections on the regular general election ballot, remove a landowner/farm operator requirement, and require public campaign disclosure.

KCD will update this section with any relevant bills going before the 2023 WA State Legislature.

KCD confirmed its commitment to conservation district election reform in a 2021 resolution calling for district elections to support financial transparency and disclosure, remove landowner/farm operator requirements, and for the Washington State Legislature to provide a
statewide funding solution for Conservation District elections.
Resolution 21-007 – Resolving the KCD Board’s support of specific Elections Reforms

As currently required by state law, KCD elections occur annually during the first quarter of each year. Elections are conducted pursuant to guidelines established by Chapter 89.08 RCW, with oversight from the Washington State Conservation Commission. Conservation district elections are exempt from the election laws under Title 29A RCW. It will require a change to state law for conservation district elections to be on the regular fall vote by mail ballot. Conservation District elections are reviewed and certified by the Washington State Conservation Commission.

King Conservation District Board of Supervisors

King Conservation District is a special purpose district committed to helping people engage in stewardship and conservation of natural resources, serving over two million people in 34 cities and unincorporated King County. KCD assists people with forestry management, streamside and shoreline restoration, farm conservation planning, and other environmental efforts. KCD is funded primarily by a per-parcel Rates and Charges fee.

An all-volunteer, five-member Board of Supervisors is responsible for overseeing KCD operations, budget, and setting policy. Voters elect three supervisors and the Washington State Conservation Commission appoints two supervisors. Supervisors serve three-year terms.

 

Position Type Term Ends Name
Position #1 Elected 2024 Brittney Bush Bollay
Position #2 Elected 2022 Kirstin Haugen
Position #3 Elected 2023 Chris Porter
Position #4 Appointed 2024 Bill Knutsen
Position #5 Appointed 2023 Burr Mosby

 

Meet the Board of Supervisors

 

Appointed Positions

Would you like to be considered for an appointed position on KCD’s Board of Supervisors? The Washington State Conservation Commission will appoint a supervisor to serve on King Conservation District’s board in 2023. The seat up for appointment is Seat #5. The window for applications for the appointed seat is January 1, 2023 through March 31, 2023. Candidates that run for the elected position Seat #3 may also apply for the appointed Seat #5.

Conservation District Elections and Appointments
Guide to Conservation District Appointments
Conservation District Supervisor Responsibilities

Additional Election Information

Frequently Asked Questions about KCD Online Ballot Access Portal

2022 KCD Board Election Results
2022 KCD Election Summary Report

2022 Election Postcard Mailer
2022 Candidates Featured Image
2022 Election Mailer Front
2022 Election Mailer Back
2022-Election Photo Hands Planting
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Resolution 21-008 – Establishing the 2022 Board Election

2021 KCD Board Election Results
2021 KCD Election Summary Report

2020 KCD Board Election Results
2020 KCD Election Summary Report
Democracy Live KCD Post-Election Audit
NCC King County Audit Summary 2020 – National Cybersecurity Center
NCC Completes Successful Audit of King County’s Mobile Voting Pilot

Resolution 21-007 – Resolving the KCD Board’s support of specific Elections Reforms
Resolution 19-011 – Resolving the KCD Board to work towards Elections Reform

The Washington State Conservation Commission has put forward formal proposals for conservation district election reform and is discussing reform with state legislators in 2022.
WSCC Conservation District Election Reform Proposal

The League of Women Voters put out a detailed review of conservation district elections in 2011.
Washington State Conservation District: A Report by the League of Women Voters (2011)

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