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December 2, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Huge win for Seattle council districts; narrow loss for public financing

Click for larger map Click for larger map Two Seattle ballot measures seeking to shake up City Council elections fared quite differently at the polls. The proposal to elect most councilmembers by geographic districts — Charter Amendment 19 — won big throughout the city. An analysis of precinct vote returns by The Seattle Times’ Justin Mayo…


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November 5, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Seattle voters approving City Council districts in initial results

UPDATE, 9:15 p.m.: Faye Garneau felt pretty good Tuesday night about the commanding lead held by a measure to elect Seattle City Council members by geographic  district. “I’m on my second martini,” Garneau said from the districts-election campaign party at the 125th Street Grill. A North Seattle business advocate, Garneau contributed $232,447 of the $262,860 raised by…


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September 26, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Group wants district elections for Seattle

A new group has formed to push for electing Seattle City Council members by district. Currently, all nine council members are elected citywide, or at-large. Seattle Districts Now is proposing to elect seven members by geographic district and two members citywide. The group, which is holding a press conference Thursday, has a map showing how…


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