Elections & Endorsements

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda with colleagues Tammy Morales to right and Lorena Gonzalez and Kshama Sawant to left during election rally at Amazon Spheres. (Credit: Teresa Mosqueda)

Seattle Gets Improved Revenue Forecast, Mosqueda Prepares to Release Budget

Mayor Durkan's cut-heavy austerity budget may be history after Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda submits her counterproposal. The Seattle City Council has been digesting Mayor Jenny Durkan's...

Washington State Legislature Swings to the Left, Setting the Stage for Progressive Reforms

The election result was a mixed bag nationally, but Washington state saw a progressive wave adding to its Democrat majorities in the state house...
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Seattle’s Prop 1 Bus Package Passes in a Landslide

Seattle passed Proposition 1 by an overwhelming 81.6% to 18.4% margin in election night returns, ensuring $39 million in annual transit funding to stave...

2020 General Election Results: Early Returns

As of 8pm this evening, the early returns for the 2020 General Election have been posted. Counting will continue over the coming weeks, usually...

Calls for Mayor Durkan’s Resignation Keep Coming with Recall Blocked by Court

Three official advisory commissions have asked Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign due to her mismanagement of crises around police brutality and homelessness and her...

These Races Could Cement Progressive Majorities in Olympia

With seven house pick-ups and three in the senate, 2018 was a really good year for Democrats in Washington state. While some speculated Democrats...
A large first sculture on home plate of the baseball field at Cal Anderson.

19 Black Leaders Decline Invite to Durkan’s Equitable Communities Task Force

Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the membership of her hand-picked Equitable Community task force Wednesday and prominent Black-led group like King County Equity Now and...
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The Urbanist’s 2020 General Endorsements

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