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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

Washington’s primary turnout was low again

Voter turnout for the Aug. 3 primary election is shaping up to match other low turnout, odd-year elections over the last decade.  As of Monday...Read More


King County voters sticking with incumbents, for now

While Seattle results from the August primary contained a number of surprises, it’s largely an incumbent’s game in King County races.  Up for grabs in...Read More

What conclusions should we draw from the Seattle primary?

Ballots are still coming in, but early results indicate Seattle voters value candidates with experience, but who promise to deliver enough change from the status...Read More

Early WA Port election results are in

Preliminary results are in for the Aug. 3 primary, which will decide which candidates make it on to the the Nov. 3 general election. In...Read More