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November 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Suzanne Dale Estey concedes Seattle school board race to Sue Peters

Seattle school board candidate Suzanne Dale Estey has conceded to Sue Peters for one of two open seats. Dale Estey announced the concession late Wednesday night on her campaign’s Facebook page: It appears that the votes aren’t there to win this election, and I just called Sue Peters to congratulate her on a hard fought…

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0 Comments | More in 2014 elections, Politics Northwest | Topics: LaCrese Green, Stephan Blanford, Sue Peters

November 5, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Peters leading Dale Estey for Seattle school board seat

UPDATE: 9:19 p.m.: Suzanne Dale Estey and Sue Peters both said they expected the race to be close. Dale Estey isn’t giving up yet. “I am really hopeful that we’re going to pull this off,” said Dale Estey, who had about 48 percent of the vote in first day returns. “It was a tough campaign and Sue’s…

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0 Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: Betty Patu, LaCrese Green, Seattle Public Schools

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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0 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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0 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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0 Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Seattle Public Schools, Seattle School Board, Stephan Blanford