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Time to worry about Snohomish County, too: Washington’s right wing frets about Sheriff Adam Fortney’s reelection prospects

With less than one week to go until Gen­er­al Elec­tion Day 2023, there’s mount­ing evi­dence that local Repub­li­cans and right wing groups are grow­ing con­cerned that key races aren’t going to turn out in their favor, includ­ing a key sher­if­f’s race in Wash­ing­ton’s third largest county.

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King County voters saying yes to crisis care centers levy in April 2023 special election

54.43% of the votes tal­lied and report­ed out as part of King Coun­ty’s April 2023 Spe­cial Elec­tion Night drop favor King Coun­ty Propo­si­tion 1, the offi­cial name of the cri­sis care cen­ters levy, which has also been the moniker of oth­er levies in years past, includ­ing as recent­ly as last Novem­ber. 45.57% were opposed.

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The people have spoken, and they want even-year elections for local government positions

The pas­sage of King Coun­ty Char­ter Amend­ment 1 is part of a nation­wide suc­cess sto­ry in these midterms. There’s a grow­ing move­ment in this coun­try favor­ing even-year elec­tions that had a clean sweep in 2022, with a total of thir­teen even-year elec­tion mea­sures iden­ti­fied by Bal­lot­pe­dia all win­ning approval.

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Leesa Manion wins King County Prosecuting Attorney contest, defeating Jim Ferrell

On Novem­ber 10th, Leesa Man­ion declared vic­to­ry in the 2022 race for King Coun­ty Pros­e­cut­ing Attor­ney, accept­ing the con­grat­u­la­tions of her van­quished oppo­nent, Fed­er­al Way May­or Jim Fer­rell, and pledg­ing to get to work on behalf of the peo­ple of the state’s largest juris­dic­tion, home to more than two mil­lion people.