A state lawmaker has proposed new legislation that would give the mayor of Seattle the power to appoint two members of the Seattle School Board. The bill will likely prove controversial. Under current law, the board has seven members, each elected to represent a different geographic region within Seattle. The legislation introduced Wednesday by state Rep. Eric Pettigrew, D-Seattle, would allow a school board…More
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Olu Thomas, in third place in the three-way race for the District 5 seat on the Seattle School Board, has endorsed the frontrunner, Stephan Blanford. In a prepared release, Thomas said Blanford has the best potential to represent the interest of the students in District 5, which includes the Central Area, Capitol Hill and parts of downtown Seattle. Blanford thanked Thomas, saying that…More
The results in the two contested races for Seattle School Board didn’t change much after Wednesday’s vote tally. After Tuesday night’s count, it was clear that Suzanne Dale Estey and Sue Peters would advance to the general election in District 4, which covers Queen Anne, Magnolia and part of Ballard. Dale Estey still has about 48 percent…More
In this year’s closest race for Seattle School Board, Suzanne Dale Estey and Sue Peters were leading in Tuesday’s returns, setting up what likely will continue to be a spirited campaign between the two candidates. Dale Estey, a government-relations and public-affairs consultant, had nearly 48 percent of the votes counted Tuesday. Peters, a freelance writer and education activist, was…More