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Ballots mailed for 2015 general election across Washington State

Excerpt: Elections officials across Washington State announced today that ballots are in the mail to the vast majority of the state’s three and half million registered voters, following last month’s distribution of ballots to overseas and military voters. “This election may not have the sizzle of the presidential-year election like we’ll have in 2016, but we […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Voters in NPI’s hometown of Redmond easily rejecting public safety and parks levies

Excerpt: Signaling that they may not be happy with how the Bicycle Capital of the Northwest is being run, voters in NPI’s hometown of Redmond are easily defeating two levies that were placed on the August Top Two ballot by the Redmond City Council with the support of incumbent two-term Mayor John Marchione. The first levy, […]
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Steve Fields files to run against John Marchione for Mayor of Redmond

Excerpt: It’s official: We have a contested mayor’s race here in Redmond! Earlier today, businessman and government effectiveness enthusiast Steve Fields, a longtime resident of the Bicycle Capital of the Northwest, filed his candidacy to run for mayor of NPI’s hometown, challenging incumbent John Marchione. “Redmond is changing very fast. We are building everywhere. We have […]
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Filing Week 2015: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday afternoon

Excerpt: Welcome to Filing Week 2015! Today through Friday, elections officials around the state will be accepting formal declarations of candidacy from Washingtonians who have decided they want to run for office at the local level (and, in a couple legislative districts, the state level). There are many important contests within King County on the ballot […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Saturday elections update: Less than 15,000 ballots now remain to be processed statewide

Excerpt: We are now into the second half of November, and the number of ballots remaining to be processed by county elections officials has now dwindled to 12,578 (estimated). More than three-fourths of this number are King County ballots. King County Elections was open for business today, and released updated results this afternoon. As usual, some […]
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Friday elections update: Richard Conlin concedes to Kshama Sawant in Seattle; SeaTac Proposition 1 still ahead

Excerpt: Acknowledging that he will not be able to overcome Kshama Sawant’s incredible and sustained late momentum, incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin conceded defeat this evening in a news conference at Seattle City Hall, admitting he was “surprised and disappointed.” He was flanked by Council colleagues and supporters, including former mayoral hopeful Tim Burgess. He […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Thursday election update: Kshama Sawant pulls further ahead of Richard Conlin

Excerpt: Seattle City Council candidate Kshama Sawant’s momentum has sometimes slowed in the days since November 5th, but it has never stopped. Moments ago, King County Elections published new numbers that reflect the latest batch of tabulated ballots. The fresh results show that Sawant is now ahead of incumbent City Councilmember Richard Conlin by more than […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Steve Kasner is closing in on Kevin Wallace in Bellevue: Is victory possible?

Excerpt: While there has been plenty of media coverage surrounding SeaTac Proposition #1 (the Good Jobs initiative) and the contest between Kshama Sawant and Richard Conlin for Seattle City Council, there’s another very close race of significance that hasn’t received as much attention: Bellevue City Council Position 4. The contest pits Democrat Steve Kasner, an activist, […]
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Initiative 522, McGinn vs. Murray, Conlin vs. Sawant: Are these too close to call? Hardly!

Excerpt: Anyone who has ever run for office and lost or spent a few seasons working daily on an unsuccessful campaign knows that conceding defeat is difficult and unpleasant. It’s understandably hard to go from energetically campaigning one hour to accepting an apparent defeat the next, particularly when you’re at a party. That’s why it has […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle voters: No on public financing, yes on Districts Now charter amendment

Excerpt: Seattle politics has sometimes been characterized as a divide between “Seattle nice” and “lesser versus more Seattle.” It’s just not that simple anymore. Seattle has 410,000+ registered voters, and we seem to have elected a new mayor tonight with less than 33% voter turnout thus far. Maybe we’ll hit 40% by Thursday, but by any […]
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Bernie Talmas ahead in Woodinville despite anonymous attacks

Excerpt: A shadowy group that targeted Woodinville Mayor Bernie Talmas with attack ads and robocalls may have impacted his election returns, but Talmas is still making a good showing this evening, capturing 54% of the vote for Woodinville City Council. Talmas is the only Woodinville City Council member out of four running for office who attracted a […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
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Matchup appears set in Seattle mayor’s race: It’ll be Ed Murray versus Mike McGinn

Excerpt: Winnowing election night is finally here. Several weeks after voting began, the deadline to turn in ballots has arrived, and the first results are coming in. All eyes, figuratively speaking, are on the state’s largest city, which has the election’s marquee race: a nine-way contest for mayor. Only two of the nine will be moving […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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John Stokes wins extremely close election for Bellevue City Council Position #1

Excerpt: It’s over, at last: After a two-day mandatory recount triggered by an extremely close final spread in the contest for Bellevue City Council Position #1, we finally have a winner: progressive activist John Stokes, whose final margin of victory ended up being just fifty-four votes. That’s less than the population of one precinct. Stokes, a […]
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John Stokes gets a little more breathing room in extremely close Bellevue City Council race

Excerpt: After watching his slim lead over opponent Aaron Laing grow even slimmer for several days in a row, progressive activist John Stokes is finally rebounding. The contest between Stokes and Laing (who is backed by Kemper Freeman, Jr.) to succeed Grant Degginger has captured the region’s attention due to its closeness. Stokes’ lead increased by […]
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