Elections & Endorsements

Cindy Ryu

Cindy Ryu 2020 Endorsement Questionnaire – State House District 32, Position 1

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The Urbanist Elections Committee invited candidates in the Seattle metropolitan region to fill out our questionnaire and participate in our endorsement process. We based our...

Why You Should Vote No On Seattle Initiative 123

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It's time to vote down one of the most disastrous ballot measures to come before Seattle voters in years: Initiative 123, a rogue attempt...

A Conversation with Newly Retired Councilmember Rob Johnson

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After ushering in the expansions of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) to all of Seattle's urban villages with a unanimous vote, District 4 Councilmember Rob...

Bruce Harrell 2021 Questionnaire — Seattle Mayor

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Former Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell is vying to replace outgoing Mayor Jenny Durkan. Harrell's campaign bio notes he grew up in the redlined...
Protestors gather behind a police barricade at the East Precinct building, chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot,” on Sunday, May 31.

Durkan Declares Seattle Fed-Free, but Her Own Violent ‘Troops’ Dig In

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Mayor Jenny Durkan did a victory lap on national media yesterday declaring Seattle free of federal agents, but local residents noted that the Seattle...

D4 Candidate Cathy Tuttle Pledges to Weigh Climate Impact in Every Council Decision

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For the last year and a half, Seattle City Council candidate Cathy Tuttle has been traveling the world and consulting on topics related to...

Meetup Video: March 2021 with Colleen Echohawk

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https://youtu.be/_7v6YTAZ9MQ Seattle Mayoral candidate Colleen Echohawk joined The Urbanist for the March monthly meetup. During the meeting, she discussed wide-ranging priorities that she would pursue...
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The Urbanist’s 2020 General Endorsements

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What is it about 2020? This year is just a lot. From the pandemic, to ongoing police brutality and accompanying protests, to the West...