The 2019 elections in Washington State created a mix of story lines and lessons. Between fiercely contested local races to controversial statewide ballot measures, the elections garnered national media coverage and the attention of leading presidential candidates.
Progressives rode a wave of anti-Amazon sentiment to victory in Seattle, while conservatives effectively tapped into a long-standing public disdain for tax hikes to pass Initiative-976.
As is the nature of the democratic process, elections have consequences. While there was disagreement among Washingtonians about the nature of these consequences, there was agreement that the political moment we found ourselves in was a significant one.
To understand the factors that shaped this year’s election results, the Washington State Wire has added a special panel to the agenda for our 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference. Titled, “Lessons from the 2019 Elections,” panelists Heather Weiner (Political Consultant), David Goldstein (Senior Fellow, Civic Ventures), and Tim Eyman (Sponsor, I-976) will review the implications of this year’s contests, and look to the potential impacts in 2020.
The panel will convene at 9:30 AM at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center.
This will be a discussion between people who each bring a unique perspective to what happened this election cycle. To see it for yourself, register for the 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference here.