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The Urbanist was founded in 2014 to examine and influence urban policies. We believe cities provide unique opportunities for addressing many of the most challenging social, environmental, and economic problems. We serve as a resource for promoting urbanism, increasing political participation, and improving the places we live. The Elections Committee consists of various staff members of The Urbanist and is a standing body representing the political values of our organization.
As of 8pm this evening, the early returns for the 2020 General Election have been posted. Counting will continue over the coming weeks, usually with daily counts being released after 4pm, but most votes will wind up counted tonight given the very high turnout before Election Day....
Our endorsed candidates with emojis communicating our reaction.
What is it about 2020? This year is just a lot. From the pandemic, to ongoing police brutality and accompanying protests, to the West having caught fire for a few weeks, the need for effective, just, compassionate, and smart government has never been more clear. 
As of 8pm this evening, the early returns for the 2020 August Primary have been posted. Counting will continue over the coming weeks, usually with daily counts being released after 4pm. The Urbanist Elections Committee made endorsements in several state and federal races last month, but two of...
A picture of Kirsten Harris-Talley in a yellow outfit.
The Urbanist Elections Committee invited state legislature candidates in the Seattle metropolitan region to fill out our questionnaire to participate in our endorsement process. We based our endorsement decisions on those responses plus follow-up Zoom interviews. Below are the questionnaire responses by Kirsten Harris-Talley, who is running in an...
David Hackney is running in the 11th Legislative District versus long-time incumbent Zack Hudgins. (Courtesy of Hackney campaign)
The Urbanist Elections Committee based our endorsement decisions on questionnaires we wrote and invited state legislature candidates in the Seattle metropolitan region to fill out. We followed up on those questionnaire responses with Zoom interviews to answer lingering questions. Below are the responses by David Hackney, who is running...
Liz Berry is running for State Representative in LD36. (Courtesy of Berry campaign)
The Urbanist Elections Committee based our endorsement decisions on questionnaires we wrote and invited state legislature candidates in the Seattle metropolitan region to fill out. We followed up on those questionnaire responses with Zoom interviews to answer lingering questions. Below are the responses by Liz Berry, who is running...
Zack Hudgins has represented Legislative District 11, position 1 since 2002. (Courtesy of Hudgins campaign)
The Urbanist Elections Committee based our endorsement decisions on questionnaires we wrote and invited state legislature candidates in the Seattle metropolitan region to fill out. We followed up on those questionnaire responses with Zoom interviews to answer lingering questions. Below are the responses by Zack Hudgins, who has held...
Sarah Reyneveld is running for State Representative in LD36, Position 2. (Courtesy of campaign)
The Urbanist Elections Committee based our endorsement decisions on questionnaires we wrote and invited state legislature candidates in the Seattle metropolitan region to fill out. We followed up on those questionnaire responses with Zoom interviews to answer lingering questions. Below are the responses by Sarah Reyneveld, who is running...