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January 21, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Bill would allow Seattle mayor to tap two school board members

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…

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Comments | More in Local government, State government, State Legislature | Topics: education, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle School Board

August 12, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Thomas endorses Blanford in Seattle School Board race

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…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Olu Thomas, Seattle School Board, Stephan Blanford

August 7, 2013 at 5:24 PM

School board results unchanged

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…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: LeCrese Green, Olu Thomas, Seattle School Board

August 6, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Seattle School Board leaders: Dale Estey, Peters in District 4; Blanford, Green in District 5

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…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Seattle Public Schools, Seattle School Board, Stephan Blanford