Follow us:

Politics Northwest

The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

Author archives

You are currently viewing all posts written by Amy Martinez.

November 18, 2013 at 5:11 PM

SeaTac minimum-wage measure holds 46-vote lead

A ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for hospitality and transportation workers in SeaTac held a 46-vote lead in updated results this afternoon. SeaTac Proposition 1 held the same lead in previous results released Saturday by King County Elections. The measure now is ahead 50.39 percent to 49.61 percent. An additional 118 votes were…

More

Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: SeaTac Proposition 1

November 15, 2013 at 4:44 PM

SeaTac Prop 1’s lead tightens to 49 votes

A voter initiative to establish a $15-an-hour minimum wage for airport-related workers in SeaTac still leads after eight days of vote counting, but the election remains too close to call. SeaTac Proposition 1 led Friday by 49 votes, down from a 53-vote lead Thursday. Only 88 additional ballots were counted Friday. Proposition 1 leads with a total of…

More

Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: SeaTac Proposition 1

November 13, 2013 at 5:08 PM

SeaTac minimum wage measure now up by only 19 votes

A ballot measure to create a $15-an-hour minimum wage for airport-related workers in SeaTac fell to a razor-thin lead of 19 votes Wednesday afternoon. An additional 156 ballots from SeaTac were counted Wednesday. The measure’s opponents captured 90 votes, giving them 2,730 votes in all. Supporters of SeaTac Proposition 1 gained 66 votes, for a total of 2,749. That leaves them barely…

More

Comments | More in Politics Northwest

November 7, 2013 at 4:54 PM

SeaTac minimum-wage measure holds lead, but gap narrows

The outcome of a ballot measure to create a $15-an-hour minimum wage for airport-related workers in SeaTac remains in limbo. SeaTac Proposition 1, which would raise the wage floor to $15 and guarantee paid sick leave for roughly 6,300 hospitality and transportation workers, held its lead in vote returns Thursday, but the gap narrowed. With 4,325 votes counted, Proposition 1…

More

Comments | More in Politics Northwest

November 6, 2013 at 4:46 PM

SeaTac minimum-wage measure still ahead, but gap narrows

A $15-an-hour minimum wage for airport-related workers in SeaTac still appears too close to call. SeaTac Proposition 1, which would raise the hourly wage floor to $15 and require paid sick leave for  hospitality and transportation workers, led with 53.2 percent after a second round of vote counting Wednesday. The union-backed measure would take effect Jan. 1, covering roughly 6,300 workers at…

More

Comments | More in Politics Northwest

November 5, 2013 at 7:16 AM

SeaTac minimum-wage measure takes narrow early lead

UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: A SeaTac ballot measure to create a $15-an-hour minimum wage for airport-related workers  took a narrow lead in initial results Tuesday. With 3,283 votes counted, SeaTac Proposition 1 led 54 percent to 46 percent — a difference of only 261 votes in a city with 12,100 registered voters. At a campaign event…

More

Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: minimum wage, Proposition 1, SeaTac

November 6, 2012 at 10:37 PM

DelBene ‘confident,’ Koster not ready to concede

In an excess of caution, Suzan Delbene told her supporters Tuesday night, “I am very confident we’re going to win.” Democrat DelBene, had 53 percent of the vote to Republican John Koster’s 46 percent in the race for the 1st Congressional Distict, which stretches from Redmond to Canada. She thanked Koster for his “strong…

More

Comments | More in Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives

November 6, 2012 at 7:36 PM

DelBene arrives at Woodmark in Kirkland

Democrat Suzan DelBene, who’s running against Republican John Koster in the hotly contested 1st Congressional District race, has arrived at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland but isn’t expected to greet the small gathering for another hour or so. Campaign spokesman Viet Shelton said DelBene likely will not make public remarks until 15 minutes after all four…

More

Comments | More in 2014 elections, U.S. House of Representatives