Elections 2013

Charter Amendment 19
7:23 am
Tue November 12, 2013

New Seattle Districts Could Hurt Poor, Minorities, Critics Say

District 2 is "majority-minority." Critics say it could be hard for minorities to get their voices heard in Districts 1 and 3.
Credit Courtesy of Seattle District Now

Seattle voters may have just voted for several city council races, but they’ll do it again in 2015.

That’s because Charter Amendment 19 calls for the city to be divided into seven districts, with one city council representative from each. But some advocacy groups worry the new system of districts may harm minorities and the poor.

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The Week In Review
10:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Elections Results, And The Cold, Dark Winter Ahead

At Sen. Ed Murray's election night party, the apparent mayor-to-be was featured in butter.
KUOW Photo/David Hyde

It’s Friday — time to talk over the week's news with Crosscut's Knute BergerJoni Balter of the Seattle Times and The Stranger's Eli Sanders.

Voters rejected GMO labeling, sent the incumbent mayor of Seattle packing, and appeared to be saying yes to a $15 minimum wage in SeaTac. Will Kshama Sawant pull off a late surge to overtake City Council incumbent Richard Conlin? The panel looks back at the most interesting returns from Election Day.

Plus, Live Wire host Luke Burbank stares down eight months of cold, dark winter.

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Elections 2013
5:21 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

McGinn Concedes, Reflects On Frustrating Moments As Mayor

McGinn concedes, saying he's offered to help his replacement Ed Murray in any way possible.
Credit Amy Radil

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn conceded the race to his challenger Ed Murray on Thursday. Meanwhile Murray said he wants to resign his state senate seat as soon as possible so he can focus on his transition to City Hall.

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Elections 2013
3:51 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Mayor Apparent Ed Murray Explains His First Priorities

At Sen. Ed Murray's election night party, the apparent mayor-to-be was featured in butter.
KUOW Photo/David Hyde

Ross Reynolds talks with Sen. Ed Murray, Seattle mayor apparent, about his first priorities in his new political role.

Elections 2013
2:49 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

What's Next After The Bellevue City Council Elections

Marcie Sillman speaks with Crosscut reporter Knute Berger to get a roundup of the Bellevue City Council races.

Tax Levy
2:49 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

The Rough Streets Of Tacoma: What's Next After The Failure Of The City's Proposition 1

Ross Reynolds talks with Tacoma public works director Kurtis Kingsolver about the failure of a tax levy to provide funding for needed infrastructure improvements.

Elections 2013
2:42 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Analyzing The Election Results

Flickr Photo/Vox Efx

Marcie Sillman chats with Publicola’s Erica Barnett and Q13 Fox News political analyst C.R. Douglas about the elections results, including the new mayor apparent and Seattle City Council districting.

Elections 2013
2:12 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Councilmembers Will Represent Districts – But Which One Is Yours?

Seattle will be divided into these seven districts. Residents of each district will elect a city councilmember to represent them.
Credit Courtesy of Seattle District Now

Seattle prides itself on being a city of neighborhoods – small cities wedged between two bodies of water – but its city councilmembers are elected by the city at large.

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Elections 2013
11:40 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Wife Beats Husband In Local Maine Election

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 1:33 pm

The election Tuesday for Ward 1 warden in Waterville, Maine, might have had as much to say about marital politics as partisan politics.

Democrat Jennifer Johnson beat out her husband, Republican David Johnson, by a margin of 127-76 votes.

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Elections 2013
8:04 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Sawant Trails Conlin For Council Seat But Vows To Keep Up Socialist Struggle

Kshama Sawant pumps her fist in celebration while talking about how the election demonstrates the growing success of the socialist party in Seattle.
Andrew Tat, The Daily

Seattle City Council candidate Kshama Sawant is trailing the incumbent, Richard Conlin.  But she’s not conceding; she’s holding out hope as more votes are counted. And she plans to keep her Socialist Alternative party involved in Seattle politics.

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First Ballot Drop
8:53 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Elections 2013 Results

KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

Below are the results of the Nov. 5 elections. Results are as of 11/5/2013 at 9:21 p.m. Please be aware that due to write-ins, percentages might not add up to 100 percent.

  • Ed Murray: 56%
  • Mike McGinn: 43%

Related Content: KUOW's Coverage Of The Seattle Mayor's Race

Counties Reporting: 39/39

Initiative 517: Concerning Protections For Initiative Signature Gatherers

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Elections Results
8:50 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Effort To Label GMO Foods Failing In Washington State

Some companies have voluntarily labeled their products as non-GMO, but Washington voters so far have decided against making it mandatory in the state.
Flickr Photo/Becky Striepe

Washington state likely won’t be labeling its food containing GMO products, after all. With most of the votes counted on Tuesday night, 55 percent said no to Initiative 522, which would have required labeling.

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Elections Results
8:32 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

So Far, SeaTac Voters Say Yes To $15 Minimum Wage

Supporters of SeaTac's Proposition 1 celebrate at a results party.
KUOW Photo/Reiny Cohen

The votes haven’t all been counted, but it appears the City of SeaTac could be on its way to imposing a $15 minimum wage for workers whose jobs are tied to the airport.

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Elections Results
8:30 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Breaking Down The First Ballot Drop

Rob McKenna and Greg Nickels in the KUOW studios on election night.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Steve Scher sat down with former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels on Tuesday night as the first ballot results were released, around 8:15 p.m. (The results will be updated daily in the afternoon as mailed ballots are counted until all the races are finalized.)

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Elections Results
8:22 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

McGinn Ousted: Ed Murray Leads With 56 Percent

Seattle mayoral candidate state Sen. Ed Murray, right, pauses while his husband, Michael Shiosaki, teases him after supporters called out Shiosaki's name at an election night party on Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Seattle.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

State Sen. Ed Murray appeared to be winning the Seattle mayoral race on Tuesday night, with 56 percent of the votes. Mayor Mike McGinn trailed with 43 percent.

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