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Election 2015

Election 2015

West Seattle council race turns into a cliff-hanger

West Seattle and South Park residents may have to wait another two weeks to learn who their next Seattle City Council representative will be. While…

Sawant wins … but socialist revolution dims in Seattle

For supporters of socialist firebrand Kshama Sawant, last Tuesday was a night of triumph. Early ballot returns showed Sawant leading her opponent Pamela Banks by…

How they won: Optimistic message helped most Seattle City Council victors

After last week’s election, one thing is certain: this election meant something. But as always, the specifics depend on who you’re asking. The Seattle Times had…

Small ballot count keeps tight races in doubt

To the displeasure of candidates and reporters alike, the elections for Seattle City Council have entered the excruciatingly slow stage of wading through the abused…

King County voting: Where the surprises are

Last week, King County voters decisively tossed out two longtime politicians while, almost paradoxically, expressing considerable faith in local government. In a stunning defeat that…

Seattle just changed the way we pay for local political campaigns

Seattle voters just approved a first-of-its kind experiment in campaign finance reform that will overhaul how candidates for local office raise money. Initiative 122, a.k.a.…

This island, Seattle: Happily out of step with the state and the nation

Seattle is not on a physical island, but we understand islandness. We’re surrounded by islands. We commute from them. Bainbridge, Whidbey, Mercer, Vashon — these…

New round of election results

The first post-Election Day round of ballot counting brought only minor narrowing of some races across Seattle. In the Seattle City Council's race to represent West…

Video: What last night’s election results mean

Even as voters elsewhere hesitate about taxes, the election showed Seattle voters willing to tax themselves for a big transportation package. And yet, state voters appear…

Updated: 2015 election results for Seattle, King County and Washington state

Updated at 8:00 p.m. Thursday Here are the current 2015 general election results for Seattle, King County and Washington state, along with links to background…

On election night, a big win for Seattle normal

Drew Atkins, Mason Bryan and Joe Copeland contributed to this story. Find a full listing of preliminary election results here. The lead-up to yesterday’s general…

New elections, but oddly familiar batch of results

Click here for a full listing of preliminary election results. For an historic election, it was a bit of an anti-climax. It’s the first time…

The night Seattle changed (or not): Election results, analysis, and liveblogging

Find a full list of preliminary election results for Seattle, King County and Washington state here. Election night is here! This year, Seattle votes on…

Election Day 2015: Six things to watch in Seattle and statewide

For an off-year election, there's a lot riding on what voters decide today in Seattle, King County, and Washington state. An historically large tax levy is…

Losers Forum: What’s it like to run – and lose – a campaign for Seattle City Council (Video)

Getting yelled at by strangers on the bus. Receiving a $20 donation from someone you know doesn't have much money, because they believe in you, shortly before being…

Seattle transportation levy looks like a nail-biter

After months of confidence that voters would approve the $930 million Move Seattle levy, proponents are acknowledging that it will be a very close vote…

What matters now: Election guide 2015

It’s an off-year election, which means no vote for president, no vote for U.S. Congress and only one vote for the Washington Legislature. As a…

Video: Assessing 9 City Council races

On November 3rd, Seattle is poised to make history, electing City Council members by district.  In this video, Crosscut contributors examine the dynamics each of…

Cash Money Voter’s Guide: Campaign donations in Seattle’s council races

For those considered moderates and conservatives in Seattle, there’s the Seattle Times voter’s guide. For the more liberal set, there’s The Stranger. Endorsements from legislative…

Times or Stranger: Whose endorsement drives votes?

For voters seeking the ballot recommendations of Seattle media, but unwilling to sift through the many political and neighborhood blogs, there are but two options:…

Does a changing Eastside want a change on County Council?

Bellevue and its Eastside neighbors have changed in ways that still surprise some of the rest of the Puget Sound region. They look a whole…

Port candidates focus on transparency

There is considerable agreement between the two candidates running for the Seattle Port Commission Position 5 seat on one central issue: The commission, as it stands now,…

Goodspaceguy: The definitive interview with King County’s perennial candidate

It’s not often that the sex lives of astronauts are mentioned not once, but multiple times in an interview with a politician. But then, there…

Has Tim Eyman gone too far this time?

If history is any indication, Tim Eyman’s latest attempt to tie the legislature’s hands when it comes to raising taxes could well be a big winner…

What is the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight and why are we voting on it?

For all the attention heaped on the Seattle Police Department and its settlement agreement with the Department of Justice, it's another law enforcement body that…