2021 Election

2021 General Election Results: Early Returns

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As of 8pm this evening, the early returns for the 2021 November General Election have been posted. Counting will continue over the coming weeks,...

Seattle Progressives Hope for Late Turnout Surge to Seal Victories

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With one day left before polls close on the 2021 election, campaigns are in a mad dash to the finish line. Voters have some...
Parkgoes sit on the ampitheater at Bellevue's Downtown park with skyscrapers in the background.

Bellevue Faces a Crossroads: Embrace Progressivism or Conservative Entrenchment

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Three Bellevue City Council seats are up for election this year and voters face a stark choice. Electing progressive challengers Ruth Lipscomb and Dexter...
"Trash, tents and needles in our parks and playgrounds. We can help the homeless *and* have our parks back. Vote Bruce for Mayor," read the top line of the mailer. Next to a head shot of Bruce Harrell a quote is included: "Fore me, the status quo is completely unacceptable. I don't want anyone to have to live in a tent or in their car."

Disingenuous vs. Bad Faith: Arguments and the Way We Receive Them

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Recently, I got called out in a discussion where I labeled something a “bad faith” argument. We were talking about the last Seattle City...

Early Polling Indicates Tight Mayoral Race, Potent Lines of Attack Against Harrell

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The Seattle Mayoral race is shaping up to be a tight one. Just two points separated Bruce Harrell and Lorena González in the primary,...
Lorena González wears a blue dress and has long brown hair.

The Urbanist’s 2021 General Endorsements

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This election, Seattle can do much to advance progressive causes and elevate visionary leaders. The flip side of the coin is a possible retreat...

Meetup Video: September 2021 Meetup with Nikkita Oliver

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https://youtu.be/z7X3jF0Ydp8 Seattle City Council candidate Nikkita Oliver joined The Urbanist for the September monthly meetup. During the meeting, Oliver discussed wide-ranging priorities that they would...

Harrell Ducks Police Accountability Forum, Burgess Rides In to Attack González

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Yesterday, the Seattle Community Police Commission (CPC) announced that Bruce Harrell had declined their invitation to a mayoral candidate forum on police accountability and...