Election 2013

Extra Fizz: The Old Mayor, the New Mayor

Mayor Mike McGinn starts the new year owing more than $20,000; Vulcan contributors step in to help make up the balance. And new hires at mayor-elect Ed Murray's office.

12/30/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Thursday Jolt: Another Sawant Surge

Socialist Kshama Sawant's lead over incumbent Richard Conlin grows.

11/14/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: Bow Down to Your New Socialist Overlords?

Socialist Kshama Sawamt now leads incumbent city council member Richard Conlin by more than 400 votes.

11/13/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Election 2013

Sawant Closes In on Conlin

Challenger Kshama Sawant closes in on city council incumbent Richard Conlin.

11/08/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Election 2013

The Latest Election Results

The latest election results.

11/06/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Election 2013

More Election Fallout: How Districts Will Shake Up City Council

How district elections will shake up the Seattle City Council.

11/06/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Election 2013

More Election Results

More results in the 2013 general election.

11/05/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

The C Is for Crank

Restaurant Association: No Chinatown "Mom-and-Pops" Put Out of Business Due to Plastic Bag Ban

The state's restaurant industry group contradicts some recent anti-minimum-wage claims in the Seattle Times.

11/05/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar Bonus: Election Edition

Want to know where to head for tonight's election celebrations/commiserations? You've come to the right place.

11/05/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Election 2013

Extra Fizz: Pre-Election-Day Edition

King County ballot returns lag; McGinn releases a new ad; Murray touts public-safety cred; and Sawant makes a showing in council chambers.

11/04/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

School Board

School Board Candidates Differ on Testing

Hot topic in this year's school board race: the Common Core.

11/04/2013 By Shirley Qiu

Election 2013

Sawant Claims "Blow" To Conlin Campaign After Labor Vote

Socialist challenger Sawant touts a favorable vote by labor; incumbent Conlin's campaign accuses her of falsely implying a labor endorsement.

10/30/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


Guest Op/Ed: Vote "Yes" on Public Campaign Financing

Former city council member Jim Street says: Vote "Yes" on Proposition 1, which would fund public financing for city council campaigns.

10/23/2013 By Jim Street

City Hall

Conlin Isn't Working Class, But Doesn't Claim to Be

By request, per my post on his socialist opponent's income: It's city council member Richard Conlin's financial statement!

10/10/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

2013 Election

Candidate Ratings 2013: Port Commissioner

We're not telling you how to vote, but ...

07/30/2013 By PubliCola Picks

Afternoon Jolt

Thursday Jolt: Two Losers—McGinn and Murray.

The day's winners and losers.

01/10/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

McGinn Announces Reelection Bid Amid Sonics Rumors

Amid rumors that investor Chris Hansen is poised to buy the Sacramento Kings, Mayor Mike McGinn announced his reelection bid today.

01/09/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


One Question for Nick Licata

City Council member Nick Licata has endorsed Peter Steinbrueck in his bid for mayor. We asked why.

12/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Election 2013

And Steinbrueck Makes Six

Peter Steinbrueck makes it official, joining the ever-more-crowded race for Seattle mayor.

12/19/2012 By Erica C. Barnett