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Category Archives: Elections

In Port of Seattle races, Calkins is cruising to victory, Bowman is holding on a to slim lead, and Steinbrueck is tied with Hasegawa

Excerpt: There were three contests for Port of Seattle on the November 2021 ballot, each pitting an incumbent against a challenger. Here's how each pairing of candidates fared on Election Night.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Ann Davison ahead of Nicole Thomas Kennedy for Seattle City Attorney in initial results

Excerpt: It has been a long, long time since a Republican was elected to a citywide position in Seattle, but that could be about to change if the election results we're seeing tonight hold.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bruce Harrell looks set to be Seattle’s next mayor with huge lead over Lorena González

Excerpt: In the marquee race of the year, for Mayor of Seattle, former City Councilmember Bruce Harrell has a huge, massive lead over current City Council President Lorena González, with 64.63 % of the vote to González's 35.02%.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Sarah Perry easily defeating Kathy Lambert in hard fought King County Council race

Excerpt: The Democratic challenger appears headed for a rout over the Republican incumbent, who has represented the district for decades.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Today is General Election Day 2021. Haven’t voted yet? It’s time to get that ballot in!

Excerpt: This is it. Election Day 2021 has arrived. Have you voted? Have you asked your family and friends if they've voted?
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s general election voter turnout is about as low as in other recent odd years

Excerpt: With about thirty-four hours left to vote in the 2021 general election, statewide turnout stood at 16.7%, slightly above where it was at a comparable point in the 2017 general election four years ago.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s next Secretary of State should be a visible leader, not a passive manager

Excerpt: Washington deserves a Secretary of State who will fiercely champion voting rights, secure resources to better protect the data in our state's care, support the needs of businesses and nonprofits, and properly safeguard our state's history.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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In NPI’s hometown of Redmond, voters will decide three 2021 contests for city council

Excerpt: City councils shape the way we live, shop, work, and play. Who's running for Redmond City Council in 2021, and what do they stand for? Meet the candidates and be sure to return your ballot by Tuesday, November 2nd at 8 PM.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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It’s official: Kim Wyman is joining the Biden administration, will resign November 19th

Excerpt: Washington's Republican Secretary of State is leaving the state's executive department for a job with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Her resignation will allow Governor Jay Inslee to name a Democrat to take her place.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman might be joining the Biden administration

Excerpt: Bringing Wyman to DHS could enable the administration to make more headway in its efforts to prepare the country for the 2022 midterms.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Most voters are undecided for Seattle School Board; Song Maritz, Sarju, Hersey have leads

Excerpt: Majorities or near majorities of voters in Seattle are not sure who they're supporting for school board yet. Among those who have a preference, Vivian Song Maritz, Michelle Sarju, and Brandon K. Hersey are the favorites.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A close race for Seattle City Council #9: Sara Nelson leads Nikkita Oliver by just four points

Excerpt: 41% of 617 likely 2021 voters in Seattle said last week that they were voting for Nelson for Council Position #9, while 37% said they were voting for Oliver. 21% said they were not sure and 2% said they would not cast a vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Teresa Mosqueda still leads for Seattle City Council #8; Kenneth Wilson gaining ground

Excerpt: 39% of 617 likely 2021 voters in Seattle said they were voting for Mosqueda for Council Position #8, while 31% said they were voting for Wilson. 26% said they were not sure and 3% said they would not cast a vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ann Davison pulling away from rival Nicole Thomas-Kennedy in Seattle City Attorney race

Excerpt: 43% of 617 like­ly 2021 vot­ers in Seat­tle said last week that they are voting for Davison for City Attorney, while just 24% said they were voting for Thomas-Kennedy. A significant percentage, 30%, are not sure, and 2% would not vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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