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Topic: 46th Legislative District

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April 24, 2012 at 7:32 AM

State house hopefuls campaign with their feet

In the age of social media, robo-calling and text-to-donate drives, candidates in small local races are taking a more old-fashioned approach: going door to door to talk to voters face to face. With months to go until elections, there’s little patience for preaching platforms or soliciting money; it’s all about getting your name out there. With…

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Comments | More in Local | Topics: 46th Legislative District, Democrats, Doorbelling

April 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Democrats talk big on taxes at 46th district forum

Campaign signs

The Elks lodge in Lake City was plastered with campaign signs, both inside and out on April 19, 2012. (Photo by Alicia Halberg/UW Election Eye)

Democrats in Northeast Seattle came together Thursday for a nominating convention and candidate forum packed with 27 candidates. Increasing state revenue was the theme of the night.

SEATTLE — The doors of the Lake City Way Elks Lodge were plastered with campaign signs. As I walked in I was confronted by staffers from every campaign offering literature and stickers. There was even more, from at least 10 different candidates, waiting for me at my seat. The lodge, normally plain aside from the elk antlers at the front and back, was plastered with campaign signs.

Despite lackluster attendance at the local Democratic caucuses last Sunday, the 46th Legislative District Democrats sure didn’t disappoint on Thursday night.

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Comments | More in Economy, Local | Topics: 46th Legislative District, Cann, Crocker

April 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM

One year, many changes in the 46th LD – part 1

The 46th legislative district, covering Northeast Seattle, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore, has a whole new shape, and a whole new slate of candidates following formative events within the last year.

46th LD – old in red, new in blue | View in a larger map

This was the home district of the late Sen. Scott White whose untimely passing last year left a hole not only in Olympia, but also in the heart of the 46th. White would have been the majority whip and vice-chair of the transportation committee this session.

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Comments | More in Local | Topics: 46th Legislative District, Demographics, Election 2012