[Compiled by Gene Achziger]

They are often referred to as off-year elections, but there is nothing off about them. They are some of the most hands-on elected positions we have, affecting — among other things — our schools, our roads, even our water.

Got a better idea for schools? Sick of your city councilmember? Just want to get involved? Whatever your motivation, below is a list of details for open positions, contact information, and the current officeholders. Not all incumbents will be running again.

And it is not too early to get started. Filing for office will take place May 17-21; learn more here.

Elections will be held:

    • Primary Election will be on Aug. 3, 2021
    • General Election will be on Nov. 2, 2021

King County Elections expects to have its 2021 Candidates Manual published by Feb. 28; more info here.

And remember, once you declare yourself a candidate – even if it is before the filing date — you must register with the Public Disclosure Commission: https://www.pdc.wa.gov/

Below are the seats up for election, including positions/names of current incumbents:

King County Executive
King County Chinook Building
401 5th Ave Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98104
[email protected]
(206) 263-9600

    • Four-year term
    • Compensation: $248,147
    • Position up for election Nov. 2, 2021:
      • King County Executive: Dow Constantine

King County Council
516 Third Ave, Room 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 477-1000

Email: [email protected]

    • Four-year terms
    • Meets: First, second, third and fourth Tuesdays
    • Compensation: $163,394
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • King County Council District 5: Dave Upthegrove

Port of Seattle
2711 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 787-3000​

portseattle.org

    • Four-year terms
    • Meets: Second and fourth Tuesdays
    • Compensation: $128 per diem
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • Port of Seattle Position 1: Ryan Calkins
      • Port of Seattle Position 3: Stephanie Bowman
      • Port of Seattle Position 5: Peter Steinbrueck

Highline School District
15675 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 631-3000

highlineschools.org

    • Four-year terms
    • Meets: First and third Wednesdays
    • Compensation: $50 per diem
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • Highline School Board District 2: Angelica Alvarez 
      • Highline School Board District 3: Joe Van

City of Burien
400 SW 152nd St, Suite 300
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 241-4647

burienwa.gov

    • Four-year terms
    • Meets: Generally, on the first, third fourth Mondays
    • Compensation: $600 per month
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • Burien City Council Position 1: Pedro Olguin
      • Burien City Council Position 3: Jimmy Matta
      • Burien City Council Position 5: Nancy Tosta
      • Burien City Council Position 7: Krystal Marx

King County Fire Protection District No. 2
15100 8th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 242-2040

burienfire.org

    • Six-year terms
    • Meets: First and third Tuesdays
    • Compensation: $128 per diem
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • King County Fire Protection District No. 2, Position 3: Chris Elwell

North Highline Fire District No. 11
1243 SW 112th St.
Seattle, WA 98146
(206) 243-0330

northhighlinefd.org

    • Six-year terms
    • Meets: Fourth Monday
    • Compensation: $128 per diem
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • North Highline Fire District No. 11, Position 3: Dominic Barrera

Highline Water District
23828 30th Ave S.
Kent, WA 98032
(206) 824-0375

highlinewater.org

    • Six-year terms
    • Meets: First and third Wednesdays
    • Compensation: $128 per diem
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • Highline Water District Position 3: Kathleen Quong-Vermeire
      • Highline Water District Position 5: Vince Koester

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King County Water District 20
12606 1st Ave S.
Burien, WA 98168
(206) 243-3990

kcwd20.com

    • Six-year terms
    • Meets: First and third Wednesdays
    • Compensation: $128 per diem
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • King County Water District 20 Position 3: Darold P. Doell

King County Water District 49
415 SW 153rd St.
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 242-8535

wd49.org

    • Six-year terms
    • Meets: Second and fourth Wednesdays
    • Compensation: $128 per diem
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • King County Water District 49 Position 3: Tom Jovanovich

King County Water District 125
3460 S 148th St, Suite 110
Tukwila, WA 98168
(206) 242-9547

waterdistrict125.com

    • Six-year terms
    • Meets: Second and fourth Thursdays
    • Compensation: $128 per diem
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • King County Water District 125 Position 2: Leebue Maidesil (four-year term)
      • King County Water District 125 Position 3: Laura Marrone

Midway Sewer District
3030 S 240th St.
Kent, WA 98032
(206) 824-4960

midwaysewer.org

    • Six-year terms
    • Meets: Second and fourth Wednesdays
    • Compensation: $128 per diem
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • Midway Sewer District Position 2: Jack Hendrickson
      • Midway Sewer District Position 3: George Landon

Southwest Suburban Sewer District
17840 Des Moines Memorial Dr S.
Burien, WA 98148-1706
(206) 244-9575

swssd.org

    • Six-year terms
    • Meets: First and third Tuesdays of the month
    • Compensation: $128 per diem
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • Southwest Suburban Sewer District Position 3: Susan (Suzy) Genzale

Valley View Sewer District
3460 S 148th, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98168
(206) 242-3236

valleyviewsewer.org

    • Six-year terms
    • Meets: First and third Tuesdays of the month
    • Compensation: $128 per diem
    • Position(s) up for election Nov. 2, 2021
      • Valley View Sewer District Position 3: Pam Carter