Posts Tagged ‘City Elections’

October 21st, 2022 - 1:24 pm § in Politics

Brotherly unlove

The mayor’s race in Port Colborne, Ontario, is pitting two estranged brothers against each other. Bill Steele (left, photo below) was a city councillor for 17 years before being elected mayor, and was running for reelection unopposed until his brother Charles, a retired mailman, decided to tak[...]

December 7th, 2021 - 8:00 pm § in Politics

Polls close in Sawant recall election

Since 2013, Kshama Sawant has been a Seattle City Council member. Now, voters in her district are being asked to kick her off the council before her term ends. Dr. Steve Schwartz, the late founder of this blog, wasn’t a fan of hers; and if you search this blog, you’ll find stories critic[...]

November 18th, 2016 - 9:29 pm § in Misc.

Our Nonfunctional City Council 2

Jordan Royer FACEBOOK (Oct 10) Fantastic day celebrating the dedication of the new building for the Seattle Maritime Academy in the heart of Ballard. The Academy is part of the Seattle Central College and supported by $20 million from the state. College President Sheila Edwards Lange was there as w[...]

January 21st, 2016 - 1:26 pm § in Politics, The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Jayapal runs for McDermott’s Seat, Sawant out!

Jayapal to Announce She’s Running for Jim McDermott’s Seat Jayapal, 49, is a fascinating candidate:  She doesn’t live in McDermott’s district. She comes to politics from the corporate world, having worked on Wall Street. As an Indian and an immigrant, she is likely to identify with many of [...]

November 9th, 2015 - 7:20 pm § in Misc.

City Council races down to the wire! Seattle could be free of black politicians!

In Seattle’s last chance of keeping an African American on the City Council, District 2, incumbent Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell holds a lead of just 401 votes over challenger Tammy Morales. The vote totals:  11,125 votes for Braddock, or 49.99 percent, to 11,030 or 49.57 percent for[...]

November 1st, 2015 - 2:58 pm § in Misc.

Sawant deluging District 3 with robocalls

So far today I have received four harassing robocalls from Pramila Jayapal campaigning on the part of Sawant. I called the number 3 times and they claim that their system is mal functioning.  They also claim that they do not use purchased lists but get their numbers from King County Elections! CAL[...]

October 30th, 2015 - 11:25 am § in Misc.


Sawant’s chances to win depend on a low turnout. If that happens and  her highly disciplined cadre turnout she will win. However, the early reults do not look good for the Sawant campaign: Our mailin ballot system advantages the heavily regimented Sawant vote and it seems likely that a large[...]

October 29th, 2015 - 3:39 pm § in Misc.

Sawant Heroism .. Cartoon from Sawant Campaign


October 29th, 2015 - 12:24 pm § in Misc.

Bikers Endorse Prop 1.

  If you were engaged in shaping the recent update to the Bicycle Master Plan — which took two years and included lots of multimodal analysis — I know what you’re thinking: Another transportation plan in Seattle? How many of these do we need? “This is a plan about how we integrate all t[...]

October 27th, 2015 - 12:16 am § in Misc.

David Preston: How Sawant’s Redshirts Pack a Meeting

Outrage on Demand . On October 6, I was treated to something I’d never seen in 27 years of following Seattle politics: Paid shills drumming for a councilmember during an official meeting. It was at a public hearing on budget priorities. Twenty minutes in to the public testimony, a woman named [...]