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Election 2017

Election 2017

Democrats poised to have total control of Olympia

A couple weeks ago, state senate candidate Manka Dhingra hit the sidewalks knocking on doors. She ended up talking with a small government Trump Republican.…

A good night for women as Durkan takes the reins of City Hall

Minutes after King County released its first batch of election results Tuesday night, the Seattle police officer once assigned as security to former Mayor Ed Murray slipped…

Jenny Durkan will be Seattle’s next mayor

Jenny Durkan became Seattle's new mayor after Cary Moon conceded on Wednesday. Here is the full list of results in major races across Seattle and…

Election could reshape a deeply divided Washington town

Update after November election results: Incumbent Mayor Carol Benson easily retained her seat election night, earning almost double the votes of her opponent, Judy A.…

Reporter’s notebook: The mayoral candidates

Two mayors ago, Jenny Durkan was a somewhat well-known former-U.S. Attorney with lots of insider connections and Cary Moon was an anti-tunnel activist with a byline…

Accusations fly in King County Sheriff’s race

At a time of ferment about law-enforcement practices and arguments surrounding unjustified police shootings, voters are about to pick a sheriff to lead law enforcement…

At-large city council race tests Seattle’s progressive identity

Teresa Mosqueda and Jon Grant, candidates for one of two at-large city council seats, feel right at home in Seattle politics. Both creatures of the…

Murakami attempts an upset against González

In the Aug. 1 primary election, there was a clear winner in one of the at-large Seattle City Council races. One-term incumbent Lorena González led…

Worth millions: Seattle mayoral candidates discuss their wealth

In a neighborhood expensive even by Seattle standards, mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan’s partner, Dana Garvey, is building a house. When it’s finished, the couple will…

Oliver: We need to talk about endorsements

Endorsements are political tradition. Some so expected (and accepted) Seattleites treat them like a crystal ball. Whomever The Seattle Times (establishment) and The Stranger (other…

The Trump effect: How it’s playing out in our local elections

It took Donald Trump to politically unify King County, but it didn’t last. Following last year’s presidential election, speculation ran rampant about whether President Trump…

Seattle Peoples Party is first U.S. manifestation of global trend

A fiery female activist with serious street cred achieves a surprise mayoral election victory in a progressive city at a time of conservative national leadership,…

Oliver gains ground but odds still long

With the release of 28,000 more Seattle ballots Friday, urban planner Cary Moon held on to her second place position in the mayoral primary and…

Moon gains ground in latest ballot tally

In the latest round of election results Thursday, urban planner Cary Moon strengthened her hold on second place position over attorney Nikkita Oliver, widening her…

Key races in limbo after new primary results

The election night results for Seattle’s primary continue to hold Wednesday after a release of 24,000 more Seattle ballots from King County elections. Former U.S.…

After 89 years, a woman will take charge of City Hall

For the first time in 89 years, Seattle will have a female mayor. It will only be the second time in this progressive city’s history…

Live blog: Seattle Primary Election 2017 results

Coming November 7, here’s what we know so far from the primary election results (updated at 3:57 p.m. on Aug. 2): Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan:…

State Rep. Farrell, a transportation leader, joins mayor’s race

Jessyn Farrell, the third term state representative, is running for Seattle mayor. "We are in really difficult political times. ... I love this city very…

I would like to announce my candidacy for mayor

Dear current resident, So, you’re thinking of running for mayor! Our sincere congratulations! Running for political office is both a sacrifice and a commitment, and…

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan is running for mayor

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan is the latest person to jump into the mayor’s race and the first since Mayor Ed Murray announced he would…

Why can’t Seattle find a mayor it wants to keep?

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat: Seattle mayors have experienced it all. Our City Hall bosses have been elected, re-elected, resigned, died in…

Mired in scandal, Murray quits re-election campaign

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced Tuesday he will not seek a second term next fall, a stunning turnaround from last month, when he was poised to…

Bob Hasegawa is running for Seattle mayor

Democratic State Sen. Bob Hasegawa, a longtime legislator, union advocate and Bernie Sanders delegate, is running for mayor of Seattle. In an interview Monday, he…

Seattle’s next mayor? It’s anyone’s guess

The Seattle mayor’s race went suddenly from tepid to tumultuous last month, and the next two weeks will likely shake it up further. The official…

Who we need as our next Seattle mayor

Who’s going to be the next mayor of Seattle? The question is in play every four years, and it’s newly relevant this election cycle in…