2024 Board Election
King Conservation District is holding an election for Seat #1 on the Board of Supervisors. Voting begins January 23, 2024 and ends February 13, 2024. 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.
The candidate filing period for Seat #1 on the King Conservation District Board of Supervisors is December 4, 2023, at 8:00am through December 8, 2023 at 5:00pm. Candidate required information (PF-A Candidate Information Form) must be filled out in full and received by King Conservation District during the filing period. The Candidate Statement for the KCD Voter Guide is optional but must be submitted at the same time.
The Candidate Information and the Candidate Statement forms can be filed digitally by filling them out and emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org during the filing window (don’t forget to submit your photo) or submitting them to the KCD Office at King Conservation District, 800 SW 39th St., Suite 150, Renton WA 98057. Both forms must be received by KCD by the December 8, 2024 at 5:00pm deadline.
Please review the following for more information on candidacy requirements and the role of board supervisors.
- Guide to Elections for Conservation District Candidates (updated 2020).
- Conservation District Elections and Appointments
- Conservation District Supervisor Responsibilities
Please submit the following forms during the filing window.
- Candidate Statement Instructions 2024
- PF-A Candidate Information Form (Required)
*The PF-A Candidate Information Form is your official filing. Please complete all sections of this form before returning. For the 2024 election, please note that KCD is meeting its landowner/farmer board requirement. You do not need to be a landowner or farmer to run in the 2024 election.
- Candidate-Statement-Form (Optional)
*The information provided on the Candidate Statement Form will be put in the KCD Voter Guide. This is a pubic-facing document and will include all information included on the form. You do not need to fill out all sections of this form. If you do not want something to appear in the voter guide like a phone number, do not include it in this form.
Those interested in filing should contact Mark Dostal at email@example.com or call 425-773-1668 with questions.
The King Conservation District election relies primarily 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 will be considering multiple conservation district election reform bills during the 2023 session. Several bills have yet to be formally introduced and will be added here once they are given a bill number.
HB 1567 requests a financial study to put all CDs on the regular ballot.
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
KCD is also looking at setting voting zones to reduce cost and increase geographic representation of board members.
Board of Supervisors Resolution 22-002 – Establishing Board Election Zones
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 #1||Elected||2024||Brittney Bush Bollay|
|Position #2||Elected||2025||Kirstin Haugen|
|Position #3||Elected||2026||Csenka Favorini-Csorba|
|Position #4||Appointed||2024||Bill Knutsen|
|Position #5||Appointed||2026||Burr Mosby|
Would you like to be considered for an appointed position on KCD’s Board of Supervisors? The Washington State Conservation Commission appoints two of KCD’s five board members. The Commission will appoint a supervisor to serve on King Conservation District’s board in 2024. The seat up for appointment is Seat #4. The window for applications for the appointed seat is January 1, 2024 through March 31, 2024. Candidates that run for the elected position Seat #1 may also apply for the appointed Seat #4.
Conservation District Elections and Appointments
Guide to Conservation District Appointments
Conservation District Supervisor Responsibilities
Additional Election Information
2022 Election Postcard Mailer
2022 Candidates Featured Image
2022 Election Mailer Front
2022 Election Mailer Back
2022-Election Photo Hands Planting
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
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)