Municipal League seeking candidate evaluation committee volunteers


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The Municipal League announced that they’re seeking volunteers to evaluate candidates for the coming elections, as part of their 2013 Candidate Evaluation Committees (CEC).

“Are you interested in making an impact on local politics this year?” reads an announcement. “Our program provides the region’s only independent, non-partisan, non-agenda driven evaluation of candidates for public office. Our ratings attempt to answer a fundamental question for voters: How well could the candidate do the job?”

Volunteers are asked to dedicate either a few Saturdays or several weeknights in the month of June to research, interview, and rate candidates.

Candidate ratings are based on four criteria—Knowledge, Involvement, Effectiveness and Character—as well as each candidate’s potential to serve their community. The ratings provide King County voters with a non-partisan assessment of candidates so that they may make an informed choice in the primary and general elections, and are not based on a candidate’s political affiliations or stance on any particular issue.

If you are a King County resident interested in politics, local government, and networking in a unique environment, this is a great opportunity for you!

Please note: Volunteers in the candidate rating process are required to refrain from active involvement in campaigns or political parties during the election season, and must step aside from the ratings process if he or she has connections to any candidate in any particular race. Current Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are not eligible to volunteer.

Applications are due May 24, 2013.

The Municipal League is a volunteer-driven, non-partisan, non-profit organization that has worked to ensure good government that is open, effective and accountable since 1910. Currently, the Municipal League is recruiting volunteers to serve on its Candidate Evaluation Committees (CEC). These committees are comprised of dedicated volunteers of diverse backgrounds, ages, and political beliefs who evaluate candidates running for local offices in King County. Volunteer applications are due May 24, 2013, and may be submitted online. Visit our website at www.munileagueratings.org for more information.

To learn more about the Candidate Evaluation Committee program or to submit your application, please visit www.munileagueratings.org or call 206.622.8333.

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