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Thursday ballot counting update: Eyman’s 976 slides, Sawant gains, R-88 vote gets tighter

Excerpt: Get up to speed with the latest developments in the Washington State 2019 general election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County gets a new Sheriff: Mitzi Johanknecht defeats John Urquhart

Excerpt: It appears that King County will soon have a new top law enforcement official, thanks to a strong Thursday showing for Mitzi Johanknecht.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democrat Claudia Balducci crushes Jane Hague for King County Council, 6th District

Excerpt: The Eastside of King County continues to turn blue. Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci has emerged victorious over longtime incumbent Republican County Councilmember Jane Hauge in the 6th District (Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and environs), capturing nearly sixty percent of the vote in early returns — a stunning, lopsided result that few saw coming. Balducci has […]
Written by:Nick Pernisco
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Today is Election Day in Washington — time to vote NO on I-1366 and YES on I-1401

Excerpt: The big day is finally upon us! Today is Tuesday, November 3rd… Election Day, also known as the last day you can do your civic duty and vote. Tonight we’ll begin to have some idea of who will be governing cities, ports, schools, and counties across Washington State for the next few years (not to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dow Constantine: Join me in supporting Best Starts for Kids (King County Proposition 1)

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: It is our great pleasure tonight to welcome King County Executive Dow Constantine to NPI’s Cascadia Advocate. In this special guest post, Executive Constantine explains why it is critical that we pass King County Proposition #1, the Best Starts for Kids levy, this November. NPI has taken a position enthusiastically supporting this measure, […]
Written by:Dow Constantine
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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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Sherril Huff confirms retirement as King County Director of Elections; won’t run again

Excerpt: King County’s incumbent Director of Elections Sherril Huff confirmed this morning what political insiders and a number of activists have been hearing over the last few days: She’s retiring from the job and will not run again this year. In a news release sent to NPI, Huff said she had been planning to run for […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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Live in King County? Vote Yes by April 28th, 2015 to upgrade our region’s emergency public safety radio network

Excerpt: April may not seem like an election month, but in Washington, it’s actually one of two times during the year when local jurisdictions may schedule special elections, most often for the purpose of sending the voters a levy for their consideration. This year, the nine-member King County Council has opted to place a proposition on […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles confirms she’ll run for King County Council, District 4

Excerpt: This afternoon, State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles made it official: She’s running to succeed Larry Phillips as the councilmember for King County’s 4th District, which encompasses neighborhoods on the Puget Sound side of North Seattle, including Ballard and Greenwood. And she is doing so with Phillips’ support. “It’s been an incredible privilege, honor and pleasure representing […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County Councilmember Larry Phillips won’t seek reelection, will retire at year’s end

Excerpt: King County Councilmember Larry Phillips, long a fixture on the state’s largest county’s legislative body, announced today he has decided not to run again in November and will retire at the end of the year, when his current term expires. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of King County […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County Medic One renewal levy passing overwhelmingly with 80%+ in favor

Excerpt: King County voters have given a big thumbs up to Medic One, approving a levy that renews funding for emergency medical response services for several more years and ensuring that King County remains the best place in the world to be in the very unfortunate event of a heart attack (or cardiac arrest, to use […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Bellingham: Council candidates share their vision for Whatcom County

Excerpt: Here comes the home stretch of yet another election season. As campaigns move into get-out-the-vote mode, volunteers are phonebanking and knocking on doors, candidates hope to make an impact on more civically active voters by speaking at forums. While many of these just serve to engage the base and get a few more people to […]
Written by:Patrick
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King County Council appoints Rod Dembowski to succeed Bob Ferguson in 1st District

Excerpt: This just in from the King County Courthouse: Minutes ago, in a unanimous 8-0 vote, the King County Council chose attorney Rod Dembowski to succeed Bob Ferguson as the next Councilmember from the 1st District (North Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Woodinville, Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland). Dembowski was one of three individuals named by King County […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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