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POLITICAL FIELD IS SET: Election filing is complete

The 2010 campaign season has been gearing up unofficially for some time, but kicked off in earnest Monday when candidates began filing for office throughout the state.

The five-day window for filing for a host of public offices closed Friday.

Here's a look at the final list of candidates, in key races that will voted upon by area residents.

U.S. Senator

Leonard Schalk of Poulsbo, no party preference

Patty Murray of Seattle, Democrat

Norma Gruber of Walla Walla, Republican

James "Skip" Mercer of Bellevue, no party preference

Goodspaceguy of Seattle, Democrat

Mike The Mover of Mill Creek, Democrat

William Chovil of Tacoma, Republican

Charles Allen of Seattle, Democrat

Dino Rossi of Bellevue, Republican

Bob Burr of Bellingham, Democrat

Paul Akers of Bellingham, Republican

Clint Didier of Eltopia, Republican

Mohammad H. Said of Ephrata, Centrist Party

Mike Latimer of Des Moines, Republican

Will Baker of Tacoma, Reform Party

Congressional District 8

Suzan DelBene of Bellevue, Democerat

Ernest Huber of Issaquah, Republican

Dave Reichert of Bellevue, Republican

Keith Arnold of Auburn, Democrat

Tom Cramer of Redmond, Democrat

Boleslaw "John" Orlinski of Bellevue, Democrat

Tim Dillon of Bellevue, Republican

Robin Adair, no home town given, Independent

Caleb Love Mardini, no home town given, no party preference

31st Legislative District - Senate

Ron Weigelt of Bonney Lake, Democrat

Pam Roach of Auburn, Republican

Raymond Bunk of Bonney Lake, Democrat

Matt Richardson of Sumner, Republican

31st Legislative District - House Position 1

Peggy Levesque of South Prairie, Democrat

Shawn Bunney of Lake Tapps, Republican

Cathy Dahlquist of Enumclaw, Republican

31st Legislative District - House Position 2

Daniel Geske of Bonney Lake, Republican

Christopher Hurst of Enumclaw, Independent Democrat

Patrick Reed of Sumner, Republican

Pierce County Council District 1

Dan Roach of Bonney Lake, Republican

Pat McElligott of Orting, Democrat

Nicola McDonald of Orting, Rebublican

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