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Whatcom County appoints 22-year-old to Ericksen’s seat, sets up race against Shewmake, who beat his mother in 2020

Per The Bellingham Herald, the Whatcom County Council has appointed Simon Sefzik to the 42nd District state Senate seat formerly held by the late Republican...Read More

Breaking: Re-districting Commission deadlocks

For the first time since Washington State’s commission model for re-districting was formed in 1983, the Re-Districting Commission has deadlocked.  Three commissioners are required to...Read More

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What could the Seattle election results mean for progressives?

For a third straight election cycle, Seattle voters have elected a centrist Democrat to the mayor’s office, but there’s no clear consensus as to why. ...Read More

Wyman resigns to take federal job, prompting partisan anxiety

Kim Wyman, Washington’s Secretary of State, is resigning next month to take a job with the Joe Biden administration as the senior election security lead...Read More

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Poll: Harrell, Davison, Mosqueda and Nelson ahead in Seattle races

New polling from the Northwest Progressive Institute sheds light on voter attitudes ahead of the Nov. 2 general election, which will see Seattle elect a...Read More

Key proposals from the Congressional District maps

Proposed Congressional District maps were released yesterday, and voters in the 1st, 2nd and 8th districts should be paying particular attention.  Washington State didn’t pick...Read More

Re-districting Washington’s Congressional districts: 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 8th

With census data now out by Congressional district, we can start thinking through possible shifts in the maps of the 10 members of Congress representing...Read More

A few thoughts on the census data by LD

The Washington State Re-Districting Commission released census data by legislative district during its August 16th meeting. This was drawn from data provided by the US...Read More

The Census Bureau has (finally) released 2020 data

The U.S. Census Bureau finally released data on the 2020 Census today, providing insight on demographics that will inform Washington state’s redistricting process.  The data...Read More

Bruce Harrell, mayoral candidate

Major Public Employees Union Endorses Bruce Harrell for Seattle Mayor

The Washington State Council of County and City Employees (AFSCME, AFL-CIO) today endorsed Bruce Harrell for Mayor of Seattle. The union, representing over 17,000 local...Read More