Elections & Endorsements

Progressive Seattle Enters a Fallow Season

Recent election losses for Seattle Progressives overlap with generational change creating an introspective winter for local activism.

Takeaways from Seattle’s 2023 Election

Centrists cleaned up, but progressives have an opportunity to turn the tables next time. The 2023 election did not go the way progressives wanted. Four...

Low Turnout among Young Voters May Have Swung D4 Council Race to Rivera

Ron Davis is losing by 240 votes, and 524 fewer young D4 residents voted in 2023 compared to 2019. In the days leading up to...

Op-Ed: Seattle Council Is Trying to Make Housing More Expensive

Tell your councilmember to vote against the transportation impact fee. On Tuesday, amidst a deep housing affordability crisis, the outgoing Seattle City Council is setting...

Join The Urbanist for Post-Election Panel on November 29

Join members of The Urbanist Elections Committee as we break down the 2023 general election at an event on Wednesday, November 29. The panel will take...
Seattle City Hall sign and steps.

Ron Davis Trims D4 Deficit to 303 Votes After Monday’s Drop

In Monday's ballot drop, Urbanist-endorsed Seattle City Council candidate Ron Davis continued to narrow the gap in his District 4 race against long-time bureaucrat...

Morales Takes Lead, Davis Trims Gap to 1.5% After Friday Drop

The drama continues as a second incumbent Seattle City Councilmember has taken a lead in ballot returns counted after election night. After Friday's drop,...

Strauss, Morales, Lewis, and Davis Surge in Thursday Ballot Drop

Strauss has taken a lead, Morales is down just 3 points, and Davis is down 6 points. Late ballot returns lean progressive and this year...