The King Conservation District would be able to elect supervisors in November while other districts could stick with lower-profile and cheaper elections under a bill endorsed Wednesday by a House committee on a 4-3 vote.

House Bill 1652, stemming from concerns about poorly publicized elections, has the support of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts and State Conservation Commission.

Conservation districts could switch to general elections in November or continue to organize their own elections.

Source: Washington House panel endorses moderate election reform for conservation districts | Rural Life |

Note: WACD Executive Director Tom Salzer’s testimony on House Bill 1910 is mentioned in the article. We want to emphasize that this testimony was from the public hearing on House Bill 1910 (which WACD opposed) and not on House Bill 1652 (which WACD supported).