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Tag Archives: WA-Counties

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

Excerpt: 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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The November midterm results are (mostly) in. How do they compare to our 2022 polling?

Excerpt: In this retrospective, NPI's founder and executive director assesses what our 2022 electoral poll findings were able to tell us about state and county-level races on the midterms ballot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Leesa Manion wins King County Prosecuting Attorney contest, defeating Jim Ferrell

Excerpt: 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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County voters approving NPI-organized amendment to shift to even-year elections

Excerpt: A proposed change to King County's plan of government conceived by NPI that would shift elections for twelve key county positions from odd-numbered to even-years is passing easily in initial returns,
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County conservation futures levy is receiving solid support, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: In the aggregate, 57% of voters surveyed this week for NPI by Change Research said they had voted for King County Proposition 1 or would be doing so, while 27% said they had voted no or would be doing so. The levy appears headed for passage.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Leesa Manion, Jim Ferrell tied in the 2022 contest for King County Prosecuting Attorney

Excerpt: 32% of a large sample of likely 2022 King County voters surveyed online this week for NPI by Change Research said they had voted or were planning to vote for Leesa Manion, the chief of staff to current Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, while 31% said they had voted or were planning to vote for Jim Ferrell, the Mayor of Federal Way, who is also seeking the office.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jim Ferrell falsely labels NPI’s Prosecuting Attorney contest research a “push poll”

Excerpt: Asked about our finding during an appearance on Jason Rantz's right wing talk show this week, Ferrell inexplicably went on the attack, falsely denouncing NPI's research as "a push poll" and declaring himself the victim of unfair practices.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WA Filing Week 2022: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday evening

Excerpt: Who had filed for public office in Washington State as of the close of filing on Monday, May 17th, 2022? This post covers notable filings and provides links to the complete list for each county.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kathy Lambert has conceded the 3rd King County Council District race to Sarah Perry

Excerpt: Lambert has yet to publish a statement commenting on the election results on her Facebook page, website, or other social accounts. But she did call Perry on November 7th to concede the race, according to Perry's campaign.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Initial Whatcom County returns suggest a continued progressive majority on the Council

Excerpt: In the 2021 local elections, voters in the state's most populous northern border county appear to have returned a progressive majority to its seven-member legislative body. Meanwhile, the Bellingham City Council is set to become more diverse.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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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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Kathy Lambert belatedly apologizes for racist attack mailers as donors and endorsers flee

Excerpt: The incumbent Republican King County Councilmember said she had fired her campaign consultants at 1892 LLC, but stopped short of taking full ownership for the bad decisions her campaign has been making.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Kathy Lambert deploys racist mailers in desperate bid to defeat Sarah Perry

Excerpt: With all the signs suggesting that Lambert's number is up, the Redmond Republican has decided to resort to Trump-style gutter politics and dog whistling to attack her Democratic challenger Sarah Perry in the hopes that left leaning voters will fill in the oval for her instead when voting starts next week.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sarah Perry won Kathy Lambert’s precinct in the Top Two — here’s what that tells us about the coming general election battle for the 3rd

Excerpt: The 3rd has historically been Republican turf, but in recent years, its populous western side has been enthusiastically voting for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot, making it a prime Democratic pickup opportunity.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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