The PI's endorsements for the primary races in Districts 2 and 6 appeared in Sunday's edition. (Since the other two races already have two challengers each, they don't endorse those races until the general election.)
They have endorsed Darlene Flynn and Sherry Carr for District 2 and Steve Sundquist and Maria Ramirez in District 6. After listening to all the candidates (who showed up) on KUOW and at the audio of the PI's interviews, I agree.
I had hoped Lisa Stuebing in District 2 would have been a stronger candidate. She is bright and has clearly thought a lot about issues and solutions but she is scattered in her reasoning and cannot stay focused on a question. It might be because she has so much she wants to say that she's trying to get everything out there at once. While I think Darlene is bright and knowledgable, she is also very hard on staff (the PI put it as "sometimes pointed in her questioning of staff") and is not accessible to parents as she had promised to be in the last election. (She was challenged on this point by District 2 challenger, Patrick Kelley, and pretty much ignored him. Mr. Kelley is also bright and has his heart in the right place but knows very little about the school district.)
In the race in District 6, both candidates are intelligent and know their stuff. In the PI interview, the candidates were asked about differences between them. Both these candidates were gracious in their views of each other and refrained from attacks. Rather Ms. Ramirez pointed out she had a lot of community-based experience and inter-city/county experience while Mr. Sundquist pointed out he had senior management experience. Those are important qualifications to bring to the table especially if you are looking for a Board that consists of people with a wide variety of experience. Given that each person is an individual, you still don't want to front-load the Board with people from only one type of background.
It's a good thing to get endorsements but it is no given that those candidates will prevail. IMHO people tend to get information from friends/relatives and take endorsements with a grain of salt.