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The Ballot Breakdown

July 15, 2016
The statewide initiatives, the endorsements in the 7th Congressional District Primary race, and remembering Ruth Woo, a behind-the-scenes political icon who helped to launch the careers of some our state most prominent politicians.


Enrique Cerna

The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley.  Enrique joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs in addition to local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment and Latinos in Washington State.

Enrique has earned nine Northwest Emmy Awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.

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Joni Balter

Joni Balter is a multi-media journalist and lecturer at Seattle University and the University of Washington Evans Graduate School of Public Policy and Governance. A KCTS 9 political analyst and advisor, she has contributed to KUOW and Bloomberg View, and was a columnist for The Seattle Times. More stories by Joni Balter

Drew Atkins

Drew Atkins is the managing editor of His work has appeared in publications throughout the country, as well as Seattle Magazine, Seattle Weekly, Geekwire, InvestigateWest, Puget Sound Business Journal, and Seattle Business Magazine

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