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Video Voter Guides, On the Ballot features, community forums and discussions that all focus on current and past elections.  

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Video Voters Guide: Seattle Parks Districts 7/10/2014
The August ballot takes up the issue of a creating a Metropolitan Park District. In this edition of Video Voters Guide, you`ll hear from both those supporting and those opposing the measure that would change the way Seattle oversees and funds its parks, greenspaces and community centers.
Video Voters Guide: King County Proposition 1 4/9/2014
King County Proposition 1 would add a tenth of a cent to the sales tax and set an annual car-tab fee of $60 to prevent cuts to Metro Transit service and to help fund road projects throughout the county. Hear from supporters and opponents of the measure. Ballots must be postmarked by April 22 in the all-mail election.
City Inside/Out: Election Reflections 11/8/2013
The votes are in. Seattle has its first openly gay mayor and a new way to elect its City Council members. And a $15-an-hour minimum wage is passing in the city of SeaTac. We hear from some of the winners and losers on the ballot and get perspective from a community panel about what`s next. Our studio guests include Estela Ortega, executive director of El Centro de la Raza; Carrie Dolwick, policy director of Transportation Choices; Pierce Murphy, director of the Office of Professional Accountability; and Nick Musser, president of the Seattle Restaurant Alliance and executive chef/owner of Icon Grill.
City Inside/Out: Election Preview 11/1/2013
Who will be Seattle`s next mayor? Will voters support a Socialist on the Seattle City Council? Should voters support or reject the effort to label genetically modified food? Deborah Wang of KUOW FM, John Carlson of KVI AM 570 and Dominic Holden of The Stranger join our journalist roundtable to help you sort out the issues on your ballot this November!
City Inside/Out: Council Campaigning 10/25/2013
This November, Seattle voters will decide if we need to overhaul the way we elect our city council. Charter Amendment 19 would create voting by districts, and Proposition 1 would create public campaign financing. Will voters support new property taxes for the next six years to encourage more candidates to run? Will dividing the city into 7 geographical areas create a more representative government? We hear from all sides!
Elections: CityClub presents Candidates Mix `n Mingle 10/15/2013
Seattle CityClub & Seattle Works present the 2nd annual "One Stop Ballot Shop", including a Mayoral Debate, reps from local initiatives and candidates from local races.
Elections: CityClub presents E-Democracy 10/11/2013
Learn how technology is transforming citizenship through platforms and apps that inform, connect, empower and mobilize business and citizen.
Elections: North Seattle Candidate Debate 10/16/2013
In this north end Seattle debate, City Council Candidates as well as Mayoral are asked questions developed by a community panel of resident and business leaders.
City Inside/Out: Seattle School Board races 10/18/2013
For the last few years, Seattle Public Schools has been in turmoil, plagued with scandal and a board that has described itself as dysfunctional. Five candidates are running for three positions on the Seattle School Board. What kind of leadership does the board need, and which candidates are most qualified? Our studio panel weighs in on these questions and more. Guests include outgoing Seattle School Board President Kay Smith-Blum; Powerful Schools Executive Director Tre` Maxie; Seattle Times editorial writer Lynne Varner; and Phil Gore, director of Leadership Development Services at the Washington State School Directors` Association.
Elections: Oct-Voter-Fest! 10/6/2013
The South-East Seattle Candidate debates of 2013, including Mayoral position, City Council races and Seattle School board positions.
Video Voters` Guide 2013: King County General Election 10/16/2013
The King County Video Voters` Guide is your chance to hear directly from the candidates on the November ballot. On this episode, you will hear from the candidates who will appear on the ballot for the countywide offices of King County Executive, the Metropolitan King County Council, the Port of Seattle. Plus hear both sides of two ballot issues. The offices are non-partisan. Each of the statements is up to two-minutes long and unedited. The speakers appear on your screen, in the same order as they will on the ballot.
Video Voters` Guide 2013: Seattle General Election 10/16/2013
The Seattle Video Voters` Guide is your chance to hear directly from the candidates on the November ballot. In this episode, you`ll hear from the candidates who will appear on the ballot for the offices of Seattle Mayor, Seattle City Council and the Seattle School Board. All offices included are non-partisan. You`ll also hear from people on both sides of ballot issues. Each of the statements is up to two-minutes long and unedited. The candidates and issues appear on your screen in the same order as they will on the ballot.
City Inside/Out: City Council -- Licata vs. Fruit 10/11/2013
Nick Licata is considered one of the more independent Seattle city council members. In the November general election, he faces Edwin Fruit, a challenger with a clear socialist agenda. Should voters give Licata a fifth term? Both candidates face off in our studio! Tune in to decide who you support.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: Arts, Arts Education and Urban Planning 9/30/2013
A Mayoral Forum on the arts, arts education and urban design with candidates ED Murray and Mike McGinn, moderated by Jim Kelly, Executive Director of 4Culture.
City Inside/Out: City Council -- Bagshaw vs. Bellomio 10/4/2013
Sally Bagshaw is seeking a second term on the Seattle City Council. Her challenger Sam Bellomio is a familiar face at City Hall. Bellomio is the founder of StandUp-America, a group that regularly testifies at public hearings. He criticizes the Council for being out of touch with regular people and only representing the rich. Bagshaw counters she has a track record of listening to the public and fighting for community improvements. The candidates join us for an in-studio debate. Hear their top priorities and learn where they stand on issues including affordable housing, tolling and the city`s parks system.
City Inside/Out: City Council Race -- Conlin vs. Sawant 9/27/2013
The City Council race between incumbent Richard Conlin and challenger Kshama Sawant presents some interesting contrasts. The veteran legislator is running for a fifth term, and faces a vocal opponent in Sawant, a Socialist Alternative candidate who is fighting for a $15 minimum wage in the city. She ran for office for the first time last year against House Speaker Frank Chopp in the state legislature. Who should voters support? Hear from both candidates in our in-studio debate!
Mayoral Candidate Forum: The Future of Seattle Public Space 9/26/2013
Seattle general election candidates Former Mayor Mike McGinn and Sen. Ed Murray talk about the future of open space in Seattle in a discussion moderated by Q13`s CR Douglas.
City Inside/Out: City Council Race -- O`Brien vs. Shen 9/20/2013
The mayor`s race isn`t the only one heating up. This week we continue our election coverage with a look at the Seattle City Council race between incumbent Mike O`Brien and his opponent Albert Shen, a transportation and engineering consultant making his first foray into elective politics. Should voters give O`Brien a second term in office? The two face off in an in-studio debate. Find out how they differ and where they stand on issues such as affordable housing, public safety and the arena proposal.
Seattle Human Services Coalition Candidates Forum 9/17/2013
The Seattle Human Services Coalition hosts its 13th Biennial Candidates Forum including candidates for Seattle Mayor, Seattle City Council, King County Executive and more.
City Inside/Out: Seattle Mayor`s Race 9/13/2013
With the race for Seattle mayor heating up, City Inside/Out kicks off its season with an in-depth look at the match-up between incumbent Mike McGinn and state Sen. Ed Murray. It`s proving to be a prickly political contest with some pundits predicting the ugliest race for Seattle mayor in recent history. We`ve got clips from the campaign trail and one-on-one interviews with each of the candidates. Tune in to find out what sets the two progressive candidates apart.
Elections: Ballot Issues Forum 9/5/2013
League of Women Voters present a forum on the measures that will be on the ballot for the city of Seattle, the proposal for public campaign financing and the proposal for districting of council elections.
Video Voters` Guide 2013: King County Primary 8/1/2013
The King County Video Voters` Guide is your chance to hear directly from the candidates in the August primary. On this episode, you will hear from the candidat7es who will appear in the primary for the countywide offices of King County Executive, the Metropolitan King County Council, the Port of Seattle Commission and from representatives discussing a King County parks levy. The offices are non-partisan. Each of the statements is up to two-minutes long and unedited. The speakers appear on your screen, in the same order as they will on the ballot. If only one or two candidates filed for a seat, that position goes straight to the general election and does not appear on this Primary ballot.
Video Voters` Guide 2013: Seattle Primary 8/1/2013
The Seattle Video Voters` Guide is your chance to hear directly from the candidates in the August primary. In this episode, you`ll hear from the candidates who will appear in the primary for the offices of Seattle Mayor, Seattle City Council and the Seattle School Board. All offices included are non-partisan. Only those positions where three or more candidates filed will appear on the primary ballot. Each of the statements is up to two-minutes long and unedited. The candidates and issues appear on your screen in the same order as they will on the ballot.
CityClub presents: Seattle Mayoral Debate 7/16/2013
An interactive Seattle mayoral debate, where citizens help set the agenda and give real-time feedback to the candidates. The discussion will feature topics and questions shaped by citizens.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: 3rd Annual Candidate Survivor 7/16/2013
The largest candidate forum in Seattle history is back. The Washington Bus, the Stranger, and the Showbox are proud to present Candidate Survivor, a three ring Circus to determine Seattle`s next Mayor.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: Livable Streets 7/1/2013
The 2013 Mayoral candidates share their visions for safe, healthy and livable streets.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: City Neighborhood Council 6/26/2013
The City Neighborhood Council presents a Mayoral Candidates Forum at City Hall.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: Belltown Business Association 6/24/2013
The Belltown Business Association holds a Mayoral Forum tonight with the candidates discussing civic issues.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: South Lake Union 6/23/2013
The Mayoral candidates attend a forum in South Lake Union moderated by political analyst CR Douglas.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: Crime and Public Safety 6/22/2013
The city`s Precinct Advisory Councils co-sponsor a public-safety-focused mayoral forum on how the candidates differ in their philosophies toward and plans for keeping Seattle safe. Moderated by Seattle Channel`s Brian Callanan.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: Low-wage Workforce Issues 6/17/2013
Candidates debate what they could do as mayor to raise up low-wage workers and lift the economy. Also a presentation by Lori Pfingst, PhD, of the Budget and Policy Center.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: Read (and Greet) 6/17/2013
Each of the Mayoral candidates reads a selection from a book of their choice - a book that shaped them as a person, meant a great deal to their lives, or simply their favorite book.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: Youth Council`s Mayoral Debate 6/6/2013
The newly formed Youth Council of the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative holds a mayoral debate.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: Seattle Cultural Community 6/3/2013
An in-depth discussion among Seattle`s 2013 mayoral candidates on the current state - and future - of Seattle`s cultural community, and how its health relates to our city`s economic vitality.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: Education 4/30/2013
Focus on Students, Families, Communities: The Community and Parents for Public Schools 2013 Mayoral Education Forum is the first mayoral election season forum discussing Seattle public education.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: South Seattle 4/29/2013
Kicking off the 2013 Mayoral Race is a forum sponsored by the 11th, 34th, and 37th Dist. Democrats. Moderated by KCPQ`s C.R. Douglas, the forum takes place at the South Seattle Community College Georgetown Campus.
Town Square: City Councilmembers Elected by District? 3/28/2013
A debate looks at the implications of electing Seattle City Councilmembers by district instead of the current method which is election by position.
Public Election Financing in Research 2/13/2013
Panel presentation featuring Ken Mayer from University of Wisconsin-Madison and David Earley, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
Public Election Financing in Practice 1/31/2013
Panel presentation with audience Q and A featuring Ethics Commission members from Los Angeles and San Francisco.
2012 Gridiron West Dinner 11/11/2012
The Washington News Council presents the 14th annual Gridiron Dinner - Gregoire and Dicks: A Roast/Toast.
City Inside/Out Local Issues: King County Sheriff`s Race 10/30/2012
The King County Sheriff`s Office has come under fire after a series of recent problems, including two critical audits. Should new sheriff Steve Strachan retain the position? Or should voters support his better-known challenger, longtime sheriff`s office spokesperson John Urquhart?
Seattle News NOW 11/2/12 11/2/2012
This week on Seattle News NOW: auditor`s report over federal grant money; school zone speeding crackdown and last minute resources for Washington Voters. These stories and more are on Seattle News NOW.
City Inside/Out: King County Sheriff`s Race 10/30/2012
The King County Sheriff`s Office has come under fire after a series of recent problems, including two critical audits. Should new sheriff Steve Strachan retain the position? Or should voters support his better-known challenger, longtime department spokesman John Urquhart? Sheriff Sue Rahr`s departure last March, with a year left in her term, has created a void that the two law enforcement veterans are competing to fill. Rahr has endorsed Sheriff Strachan, who she helped to groom for the position. Her predecessor, Dave Reichert, however, favors John Urquhart for the job. Hear directly from both candidates about their differing visions to move the department forward. In-studio, veteran journalists Linda Byron of KING 5 News and Steve Miletich of the Seattle Times share their insights from the campaign trail.
46th District Legislative Debate 10/29/2012
Candidates for the 46th District Legislative race debate on issues such as transportation, energy and climate.
City Inside/Out Local Issues: Proposition 1: Seawall 10/24/2012
Seattle`s central waterfront seawall is seismically vulnerable. Proposition 1 is a $290 million bond measure that would replace part of it.
Public Service Announcement: Register to Vote 10/25/2012
Seattle Former Mayor Mike McGinn reminds new Washington residents and new citizens: you can still register to vote in person for this election through Monday, October 29. Go to the King County Elections Office in Seattle or the King County Voter Registration Annex in Renton. Directions at kingcounty.gov/elections/aboutus/directions.aspx
Public Service Announcement: Register to Vote (Spanish) 10/25/2012
Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Director Magdaleno Rose-Avila reminds new Washington residents and new citizens: you are eligible to register to vote in the 2012 election until October 29.(In Spanish)
City Inside/Out: Proposition 1: Seawall 10/24/2012
Seattle`s central waterfront seawall is seismically vulnerable. Should voters approve a $290 million bond measure to replace part of it? Or should waterfront property owners, alone, shoulder the cost? If it passes, Proposition 1 will cost the average Seattle homeowner about $60 a year for 30 years, which critics argue is too much of a tax burden. Supporters say, however, that repairing the crumbling seawall and adjacent piers now is crucial for public safety, and any delay will jeopardize construction timing of the Alaskan Way tunnel and waterfront improvements. We hear from Seattle Aquarium CEO Bob Davidson, Seattle Department of Transportation Seawall Replacement Project Manager Jennifer Wieland and retired UW professor Earl Bell. In studio, former Seattle mayor and Central Waterfront Committee co-chair Charley Royer, and Prop. 1 opponent Christopher Brown, debate the measure.
City Inside/Out Local Issues: Initiative 502 10/19/2012
On your ballot this fall, Initiative 502 is asking voters to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. And it`s not a pipe dream. I-502 is ahead in the polls and even has the support of some law enforcement leaders from around the state. Ironically enough, the most vocal opposition to I-502 comes from medical marijuana users, who say this measure makes them a target for police. So what`s your call on this cannabis controversy? You`ll hear from both sides of the story to help you make your choice.
City Inside/Out: Initiative 502 10/19/2012
The long-time effort to legalize recreational marijuana hits our state ballots again this fall with Initiative 502. If it passes, anyone over 21 will have easy access to pot at state licensed stores, but it won`t come cheap. There will be a 25% sales tax, with most of the money going towards health programs. Supporters say it`s time to license and regulate marijuana, like alcohol, but opponents argue that legalizing pot will send the wrong message to young people. Plus, there is concern such a law would run afoul of federal drug policy. Ironically, the most vocal opposition to I-502 comes from medical marijuana users, who say this measure will make them a target for police. To help sort out this cannabis controversy, we hear from former U.S. Attorney John McKay, and marijuana activist John Worthington. In studio, Alison Holcomb, I-502 campaign director, and opponent Steve Sarich weigh in.
City Inside/Out Local Issues: Initiative 1185 10/12/2012
This fall, get ready for the latest initiative from Tim Eyman: I-1185. It asks voters to decide, for the fifth time, if our state lawmakers need a two-thirds majority to raise taxes. Supporters say I-1185 is the only way we can rein in government spending. But opponents say the measure keeps legislators from doing their jobs. In this edition of Local Issues, you`ll hear from both sides as we consider how I-1185 will impact the way our government works--even to the point of changing our state constitution.
Initiative 502: Marijuana Debate 10/10/2012
CityClub, in partnership with the UW Debate, present a panel of advocates, campaign representatives and expert to debate I-502, which seeks to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana for adults over the age of 21.
City Inside/Out: Initiative 1185 10/12/2012
Tim Eyman`s latest state Initiative 1185 would continue existing law and require either two-thirds legislative approval or a vote by the people to raise taxes. Since 1993, Washington voters have enacted or reaffirmed the two-thirds vote requirement for tax increases four times. Supporters say the vote is necessary to ensure lawmakers uphold the will of the people. Opponents argue the initiative is unconstitutional and cripples state government. Who is funding this initiative? Why is the business community divided on this measure? State Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), Maud Daudon of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, business owner Judy Coovert and Paul Guppy of the Washington Policy Center weigh in. In studio Amber Carter of the Association of Washington Business and former Washington State Transportation Secretary Doug MacDonald debate I-1185.
Dirty Business: A History of Negative Campaigning 9/26/2012
A conversation about negative policial campaigning with communication professor David Domke, journalist Peter Callaghan and TVW president and CEO Greg Lane.
City Inside/Out: Charter Schools 10/5/2012
This November, Washington voters will decide, for the fourth time, if charter schools should be allowed in our state. Supporters of Initiative 1240 say our school system needs help, and that with 41 other states already allowing charters, we are falling behind in education innovation. Charter school opponents disagree, calling the effort a distraction at a time when education funding is already in turmoil. We visit a charter school in Portland, Oregon and hear from both sides. Don`t miss our studio debate with I-1240 proponent Shannon Campion, who is also the executive director of Stand for Children Washington, and I-1240 opponent Melissa Westbrook, an education activist and blogger at Save Seattle Schools.
Seattle Speaks: Ref. 74 - Same-Sex Marriage 10/2/2012
Referendum 74 asks voters to approve or reject a law passed in February 2012 by the state legislature legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington. This episode of Seattle Speaks – a live, interactive town hall program – focuses on the controversial topic and brings together supporters and opponents to debate and discuss the issue in the round. Brian Callanan moderates the forum featuring a panel made up of two R-74 supporters, Washington United for Marriage advisor Anne Levinson and former King County Executive Ron Sims, and two opponents, Preserve Marriage Washington Director Joseph Backholm and State Sen. Dan Swecker, R-Rochester.
City Inside/Out: Governor`s Race 9/28/2012
As Election Day gets closer, the race to become the 23rd governor of Washington State is heating up. What are the defining issues that will help voters choose between Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna? We sit down with both candidates and share their views on same sex marriage, reproductive choice and marijuana. We also hear from Washington State Democratic Party chair Dwight Pelz and Republican consultant Brett Bader about the two candidates and why the two parties are spending millions of dollars to win the state`s top job.
City Inside/Out: Election Preview 9/21/2012
This fall, some major political battles are being waged across the state and country. On our season premiere, four veteran journalists compare notes on the upcoming general election! From a new Governor and Attorney General, to gay marriage, charter schools and recreational marijuana, voters will soon make some historical decisions. For perspective from the campaign trail, we are joined in studio by Lynne Varner of the Seattle Times, John Carlson of KVI-AM, Deborah Wang of KUOW Public Radio and Erica Barnett of Publicola for a pre-election roundtable!
2012 Secretary of State Debate 9/18/2012
Candidates for Secretary of State Kathleen Drew and Kim Wyman face off in a CityClub sponsored debate.
2012 State Attorney General Debate 9/18/2012
Candidates for Attorney General Reagan Dunn and Bob Ferguson face off in a CityClub sponsored debate.
1st Congressional District Debate 7/25/2012
With recently redrawn boundaries, Washington`s 1st Congressional District is perhaps the most politically balanced in the state. A full line-up of candidates declared for the open seat.
Central Waterfront, Seawall, and Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Committee 7/2/2012
Discussion of an Alaskan Way Seawall Replacement Project bond election.
36th LD Candidates` Debate: Environmental Issues 6/13/2012
The environmental community hosted a candidate forum in the 36th legislative district, covering two urban environmental issues: polluted run-off and transportation.
Congressional Candidates Forum 1/26/2012
The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle presents the 2012 Congressional Candidates Forum.
City Inside/Out: Post-Election Journalist Roundtable 11/11/2011
This week on City Inside/Out, our panel of veteran journalists compares notes on the recent general election. Were there any surprises? Are voters largely content with our city council? Why did school board president Steve Sundquist get a failing grade while other incumbents passed? Why did the $231 million school levy succeed, but $60 car tabs fail? Does $22 million buy a campaign in WA? Don`t miss our reporter roundtable with Lynne Varner of the Seattle Times, Dave Ross of KIRO Radio, Erica Barnett of Publicola and Chris Grygiel of the Associated Press!
City Inside/Out: Journalist Roundtable 11/4/2011
This week on City Inside/Out, our panel of veteran journalists compare notes on the upcoming general election. Will Jean Godden win a 3rd term on the city council? Will Seattle voters support a $60 car tab tax and a $231 million school levy? Will 4 school board incumbents get to keep their jobs? Will Costco`s liquor initiative pass? How will Tim Eyman`s toll and transit measure fare? We convene Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, John Carlson of KOMO Radio, Dominic Holden of The Stranger and Deborah Wang of KUOW Public Radio for a pre-election roundtable!
Video Voters` Guide 2011: King County General Election 10/31/2011
The Video Voters` Guide lets viewers hear directly from candidates and ballot issues representatives. In this episode hear from candidates for: Assessor, Elections Director, County Council and the Port of Seattle.
Video Voters` Guide 2011: Seattle General Election 10/31/2011
Video Voters` Guide 2011: Seattle General Election The Video Voters` Guide lets viewers hear directly from candidates and ballot issues representatives. The show features candidates for Seattle City Council and Seattle School District Board on the 2011 General Election ballot. City of Seattle Proposition One, the Families and Education levy, and Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposition One are also discussed.
City Inside/Out: Initiatives 1125 and 1183 10/28/2011
This week on City Inside/Out, 2 controversial initiatives on the November ballot. Costco has spent a record $22 million to push for I-1183, which would privatize liquor sales in Washington. Supporters say it will improve consumer choice and public safety, but opponents argue small businesses will be hurt and alcohol consumption will rise. Kathryn Stenger of Yes on I-1183 and Alex Fryer of No on I-1183 debate in our studio. Also, should tolls be flat or variable? I-1125 sponsor Tim Eyman wants voters to support his new initiative to tighten tolling rules in our state and ban light rail over I-90. He says flat tolls with an expiration date are fair, but opponents like King County Executive Dow Constantine argue transportation funding will be hurt if I-1125 passes. Eyman joins us in studio to debate former state transportation secretary Doug MacDonald. Don`t miss the show!
League of Women Voters Ballot Issues Debate: City of Seattle Families and Education Levy 10/6/2011
Pro: Jessie Israel, citizen activist/Con: Paul Guppy, Washington Policy Council
League of Women Voters Ballot Issues Debate: I-1183: Liquor Sales Privatization 10/6/2011
Pro: Trent House, Yes on 1183/Con: Alex Fryer, No on 1183
League of Women Voters Ballot Issues Debate: STBD - Transportation $60 License Tab Fee 10/6/2011
Pro: Mike O`Brien, Seattle City Councilmember/Con: David Miller of Sidewalks for All
League of Women Voters Ballot Issues Debate: I-1125: Transportation Funding and Fees 10/6/2011
Pro: Tim Eyman, Initiative Sponsor/Con: Doug MacDonald, Former Washington State Transportation Director
City Inside/Out: Families and Ed. Levy and School Board Races 10/21/2011
This week on City Inside/Out, should voters renew the 7-year Families and Education levy this November? If approved, the measure will double the amount collected from homeowners to help close the achievement gap at Seattle public schools. Campaign co-chair Matt Griffin and opponent Paul Guppy of the Washington Policy Center debate about the new levy. Also, more than half of the Seattle school board is up for re-election and facing an uphill battle as the district tries to recover from its recent problems. A $1.8 million financial scandal and the ouster of Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson have shaken public confidence in the leadership. Should the board incumbents be given a passing or failing grade? We hear from education activist Melissa Westbrook and Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy executive director George Allen about why they have come to opposite conclusions!
Seattle City Council Candidates Debate Social Justice Issues 10/16/2011
Candidates in Seattle`s City Council election debate social justice issues.
City Neighborhood Council Candidates Forum 10/14/2011
The City Neighborhood Council hosts a Seattle City Council candidates forum.
City Inside/Out: City Council Race 9 and Proposition 1 10/14/2011
This week on City Inside/Out, we continue our election coverage with City Council Position 9 and Proposition 1. Incumbent Sally Clark is facing challenger Dian Ferguson, who she put out of a job when the City Council cut its funding for SCAN TV, where Ferguson was the executive director. Both tout their leadership abilities. Who will voters support this time around? Also on the ballot, Proposition 1, a new $60 car tab tax to pay for transportation improvements in Seattle. Supporter Maurice Classen and opponent John Fox debate this controversial measure. Don`t miss it!
City Inside/Out: City Council Races 3 & 5 10/7/2011
On this episode of City Inside/Out, our elections coverage continues with 2 more Seattle City Council races. First-term incumbent Bruce Harrell debates challenger Brad Meacham, and two-termer Tom Rasmussen faces off with accountant Dale Pusey.
GSBA`s Annual LGBT Candidate Forum 10/3/2011
The Greater Seattle Business Association presents the only LGBT candidate forum in this region. Candidates respond to issues of concern to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.
2011 Election Debate: Seattle School Board Races 10/2/2011
Four of Seattle School Board`s seven sitting members are up for reelection this year - All of them facing serious challenges from candidates who criticize the board`s handling of several controversial issues.
City Inside/Out: City Council Races 1 & 7 9/30/2011
City Inside/Out is back, with new host, Brian Callanan! This week, we kick off our election coverage with 2 fascinating Seattle City Council races. Incumbent Jean Godden is in the fight for her political life with challenger Bobby Forch, with accusations from both sides about questionable work absences. In a strange twist, Tim Burgess`s quest for a second term being aided by opponent David Schraer, who has in fact endorsed the incumbent! Don`t miss our season premiere!
AIA Seattle City Council Candidates Forum 9/16/2011
AIA Seattle, Urban Land Institute, AGC and the Cascadia Region Green Building Council present the 2011 Seattle City Candidate Forum. Hear candidates for five City Council positions state their views on design, development, sustainability and more.
Video Voters` Guide 2011: King County Primary 7/20/2011
The Video Voters` Guide lets viewers hear directly from candidates and ballot issue representatives. The show features candidates and ballot issues for the King County 2011 Primary election including: County Council and Prop 1, Veterans and Human Services Levy.
Video Voters` Guide 2011: Seattle Primary 7/20/2011
The Video Voters` Guide lets viewers hear directly from candidates and ballot issue representatives. The show features candidates and ballot issues for City Council, the Seattle School District and Ref. 1, a vote relating to the Alaskan Way Viaduct project.
Seattle City Council Candidates Forum 6/10/2011
The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle presents the 2011 Seattle City Council Candidates Forum.
Seattle Municipal Court Judicial Candidates Forum 10/5/2010
The Municipal Court of Seattle is the largest municipal level limited jurisdiction court in Washington. Two positions are contested on the ballot and all four candidates participate in this event.
City Inside/Out: Election Debrief 11/20/2009
Now that the 2009 general election is finally over, we gather a group of journalists for a post-mortem on what happened and why. Tune in to City Inside/Out this week for a lively roundtable featuring Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, John Carlson of KOMO Radio, Erica Barnett of Publicola and Knute Berger of crosscut.com.
City Inside/Out: King County Executive Race 10/23/2009
From regional transit to public health, the King County Executive oversees services that impact nearly 2 million residents. Susan Hutchison and Dow Constantine discuss why each is the better candidate to run the United States` 14th largest county.
North End Candidates Forum - City Council 10/13/2009
A candidates forum focusing on the unique role of neighborhoods in shaping the character and future of Seattle.
City Inside/Out: City Attorney`s Race 10/21/2009
Incumbent Tom Carr is being challenged by Pete Holmes in a heated campaign to serve as the Seattle City Attorney. What does the position entail? And who is the better candidate for the job? Find out on CIO!
The GRAMMY MusicTech Summit Candidate Forum - City Attorney 10/15/2009
The GRAMMY MusicTech Summit Candidate Forum will provide Seattle`s music community an opportunity to meet the mayoral and city attorney candidates running in the general election. The forum will allow music community members to hear the candidates` respective positions and opinions, while offering attendees a vehicle for asking questions about the most pressing issues faced by this vital and critical segment of Seattle`s creative and overall economy.
Arts & Culture Q&A with Mayoral Candidate Joe Mallahan 10/20/2009
C.R. Douglas sits down with Seattle Mayoral candidate Joe Mallahan to discuss issues relating to Seattle`s Arts & Culture community.
Arts & Culture Q&A with Mayoral Candidate Mike McGinn 10/20/2009
C.R. Douglas sits down with Seattle Mayoral candidate Mike McGinn to discuss issues relating to Seattle`s Arts & Culture community.
North End Seattle Candidate Debate - Mayor and City Attorney 10/13/2009
A candidates forum focusing on the unique role of neighborhoods in shaping the character and future of Seattle.
City Inside/Out: Seattle Mayor`s Race 10/16/2009
With Greg Nickels` upset ouster in the primary, political newcomers Joe Mallahan and Mike McGinn are facing off to become Seattle`s next mayor. What distinguishes them, and who should you vote for? Tune in to CIO for our mayoral debate!
CityClub presents Seattle City Council Debates 10/13/2009
CityClub presents the Seattle City Council Candidates debate. Featuring: Richard Conlin, David Ginsberg, Sally Bagshaw, David Bloom, Jessie Isreal, Nick Licata, Mike O'Brian and Robert Rosencrantz.
City Inside/Out: Seattle City Council Position 6 10/9/2009
The Seattle City Council is the legislative branch of city hall and is responsible for establishing its overarching policies. The council also approves and adopts the city's $3.8 billion operating budget. Incumbent Nick Licata has been in office since 1998, and his bid for a 4th term is being challenged by King County Parks Department employee Jessie Israel. Will voters seek a fresh face or veteran experience this fall? And which candidate has better ideas for improving city government? Tune in to City Inside/Out as they make their cases!
City Inside/Out: Seattle City Council Position 8 10/9/2009
The Seattle City Council is the legislative branch of city hall and is responsible for establishing its overarching policies. The council also approves and adopts the city's $3.8 billion operating budget. Environmental activist Mike O'Brien and affordable housing activist Robert Rosencrantz square off on CIO as they explain why each is more qualified to fill Richard McIver's seat this fall and serve the people of Seattle on its city council.
Ballard and Queen Anne District Councils' Candidates Forum 10/5/2009
The Ballard and Queen Anne/Magnolia District Councils' co-sponsor a candidates forum (Seattle City Council and Mayor races) at Ballard High School.
CityClub presents Seattle Mayoral Debate 10/5/2009
Seattle Mayoral candidates face off in a debate sponsored by CityClub. The election debate between Joe Mallahan and Mike McGinn is moderated by Joni Balter and Dave Ross. It`s being co-presented by the Seattle Public Library.
City Inside/Out: Seattle City Council Position 2 10/2/2009
The Seattle City Council is the legislative branch of city hall and is responsible for establishing its overarching policies. The council also approves and adopts the city's $3.8 billion operating budget. This fall, Council president Richard Conlin, who has been in office since 1998, is running for a 4th term. He faces challenger David Ginsberg, a West Seattle resident and third-generation Seattleite. Which candidate is the better choice to serve the people of Seattle? Tune in this week to City Inside/Out to compare their campaigns!
City Inside/Out: Seattle City Council Position 4 10/2/2009
The Seattle City Council is the legislative branch of city hall and is responsible for establishing its overarching policies. The council also approves and adopts the city's $3.8 billion operating budget. With Jan Drago's decision to run for mayor in the primary, several candidates jumped in for the opportunity to fill her seat. This fall, Sally Bagshaw and David Bloom advance to the general election. Will voters favor Bagshaw, the former King County chief civil deputy prosecutor? Or Bloom, the former Seattle Church Council deputy director? Tune in to City Inside/Out to hear them square off as they vie to serve the people of Seattle on its city council.
West Seattle Democratic Women present City Attorney Debate 9/24/2009
Candidates for Seattle City Attorney face off in a debate sponsored by the West Seattle Democratic Women.
City Inside/Out: Port Debates 9/25/2009
Meet the candidates running for the Port of Seattle. Commissioners make policies that impact our regional economy, and this CIO episode features interviews with Rob Holland, David Doud, Tom Albro and Max Vekich, as they make their case for your vote.
Video Voters` Guide 2009 General Election: King County Races 9/25/2009
All candidates on the November 2009 general election ballot for King County races have two minutes to speak about their issues. In this edition you will hear from the candidates who will appear in the general election for the countywide offices of King County Executive, the Metropolitan King County Council, County Assessor, Sheriff, the Port of Seattle Commission as well as speakers on behalf of County Charter.
Video Voters` Guide 2009 General Election: Seattle Races 9/25/2009
All candidates on the November 2009 general election ballot for Seattle races have two minutes to speak about their issues. In this edition you`ll hear from the candidates for Seattle Mayor, City Council, City Attorney and the Seattle School Board. You`ll also hear pro and con statements for the Housing Levy.
People with Disabilities Candidates Forum: Council Races 9/18/2009
The candidates for two Seattle City Council races answer questions and debate one another on issues of concern to people with disabilities. The forum is co-sponsored by the Alliance of People with Disabilities, the Resident Action Council of SHA, the Committee to Establish a Seattle Disabilities Commission.
People with Disabilities Candidates Forum: Mayor and City Attorney 9/18/2009
The candidates for mayor of Seattle and Seattle City Attorney races answer questions and debate one another on issues of concern to people with disabilities. The forum is co-sponsored by the Alliance of People with Disabilities, the Resident Action Council of SHA, the Committee to Establish a Seattle Disabilities Commission.
Downtown Seattle Association Mayoral Debate 9/10/2009
Seattle mayoral candidates Mike McGinn and Joe Mallahan meet for the first time to debate the issues since the Primary election. Sponsored by the Downtown Seattle Association, Vulcan, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and hosted at the Cinerama Theater.
Video Voters` Guide 2009 Primary Election: King County 7/29/2009
The Video Voters` Guide is a collaboration with the City of Seattle and King County to give viewers an in-depth personal look at candidates and ballot issues. Each candidate has two minutes to present their platform to viewers. Supporters and opponents for ballot issues also have two minutes to educate voters on their stance. This Video Voters` Guide features candidates for the King County 2009 Primary election including: County Executive, County Council and Port of Seattle.
Video Voters` Guide 2009 Primary Election: Seattle 7/29/2009
The Video Voters` Guide is a collaboration with the City of Seattle and King County to give viewers an in-depth personal look at candidates and ballot issues. Each candidate has two minutes to present their platform to viewers. Supporters and opponents for ballot issues also have two minutes to educate voters on their stance. This Video Voters` Guide features candidates and ballot issues for the Seattle 2009 Primary election including: Mayor, City Council, School Board and Referendum One.
Primary Election Debate: Seattle Mayor 7/23/2009
Seattle's race for Mayor is sure to be exciting with several strong candidates challenging a long-time incumbent. Your vote on August 18 will determine which 2 candidates move on to the general election. With the 2012 teardown deadline looming large, is the race for Mayor really a mandate for which Viaduct replacement option voters prefer? What does each see as the appropriate balance of focus for the mayor between local and global issues? What do they see as the best way to work with the Council? How does each candidate intend to address the rising cost of living and ensure living wage jobs and affordable housing are available in the city? How does each feel about what's happening with the public school system? Watch and find out what each candidate has to say.
City Candidate Forum 7/22/2009
Several organizations in southeast Seattle teamed up to sponsor a debate and "mock election" that included most of the candidates for Seattle mayor, City Council and School Board. The event, moderated by C.R. Douglas of the Seattle Channel, focused on "Economic Development & Public Safety for Southeast Seattle". Note: Some of the audio might require you to turn up your sound, we apologize for any inconvenience.
Primary Election Debate: King County Executive 7/17/2009
After 12 years at the helm, Ron Sims is off to the other Washington, leaving an open seat for King County Executive. There's a strong slate of candidates vying for the position and the race is heating up. Your vote on August 18 will determine which 2 candidates move on to the general election. What changes would each candidate make at the County? In this time of economic downturn, how does each intend to attract new jobs and help residents retool for the green economy? How will each address a transit system characterized by rising costs without additional service? What do they see as priorities when it comes to protecting the Puget Sound environment? Watch what promises to be a spirited conversation.
City Neighborhood Council Candidates Forum 6/18/2009
The City Neighborhood Council sponsors a Seattle City Council candidate's forum.
Town Square: Port of Seattle Candidates Forum 6/3/2009
A variety of topics from the third runway, to the Duwamish River, to the Ballard marina, to discrimination will be addressed.
Seattle Democrats Host Candidate Forum 6/2/2009
The local Democratic Party organizations of North, Central and South Seattle (the 11th, 36th, 37th, 43rd and 46th districts) co-host a candidate forum. The forum included moderated panels for three important races: King County Executive, Seattle Mayor and Seattle City Attorney. The event focused on issues important to Seattle Democrats.
City Inside/Out: King County Elections Supervisor 1/23/2009
This City Inside/Out takes a look at the race for King County Elections Director. For the first time on February 3, voters will be choosing who heads one of the biggest county elections offices in the country. There will not be a primary. There are 6 candidates running for the newly created position - Bill Anderson, Chris Clifford, David Irons, Sherril Huff, Julie Kempf and Pam Roach - and all of them have very different ideas about how future elections should be conducted. Meet the candidates on our show, and hear from WA Secretary of State Sam Reed as well as political strategists Cathy Allen and Randy Pepple about what`s at stake.
Town Square: Elections Director Debate 1/22/2009
In the November election, voters approved an amendment to the county charter changing the Elections Director from an appointed position to a nonpartisan elected office. A special election will be held on February 3, with as many as a dozen candidates expected to file for this position. The Elections Director will oversee a budget of over $19 million and administer up to 6 elections a year. What qualifications are needed to do the job well? How does each candidate envision this new role, and what changes would they like to see made? Join us as we meet the candidates for this newly created elected office.
City Inside/Out: Elections Roundtable 10/31/2008
This week's edition of City Inside/Out takes a look at the upcoming general election and all the key races. Journalists Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, Erica Barnett of the Stranger and John Carlson of KOMO Radio weigh in on which campaigns have been the best-run and worst-run, which candidates are likely to emerge victors and which initiatives are likely to receive the most voter support. Join us for a lively discussion!
City Inside/Out: Parks Levy/Pike Place Market Levy 10/17/2008
This week's edition of City Inside/Out takes a look at 2 important Seattle ballot measures. Proposition 1 would increase property taxes for 6 years to pay for improvements to the Pike Place Market, and Proposition 2 would extend the current Pro-Parks levy another 6 years. In the current economy, should voters pay an additional tax for what critics consider to be "core public amenities?" What would happen if these 2 ballot measures failed? We take an in-depth look at these two levies. Joining us in studio to support Proposition 2 is Brice Maryman, a member of the Green Legacy Coalition, and Beth Purcell, chair of the citizen's committee that created the parks levy package for City Council. Speaking for the opposition is Nancy Bolin, President, View Ridge Community Council and Paul Guppy, VP-Research for the Washington Policy Center.
City Inside/Out: Attorney General Race 10/3/2008
This week's edition of City Inside/Out takes a look at the Attorney General’s race in Washington State. Incumbent Rob McKenna (R) is being challenged by Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg (D) in this hotly-contested campaign. Using highlights from a recent Association of Washington Business debate, moderated by C. R. Douglas, we present the views and priorities of the 2 candidates seeking to be the state’s top lawyer.
City Inside/Out: Governor`s Race 9/19/2008
In a special one hour edition, this week`s City Inside/Out takes an in-depth look at the 2008 race for Governor of Washington state. In 2004, Chris Gregoire (D) won the governorship by 133 votes after the ballots were counted 3 times and the case went to court. Flash forward 4 years, and Dino Rossi (R) is challenging the incumbent in a rematch that is getting costly and heated. We join the candidates on the campaign trail and C.R. Douglas sits down with each of them for a critical look at what each hopes to accomplish in the next 4 years.
Town Square: The Making of a Candidate 9/6/2008
As part of its Law and Politics series, Seattle CityClub presents THE MAKING OF A CANDIDATE. In modern day elections, do people choose to run for office, or do interest groups choose them? This year's longer-than-usual presidential nomination process has created intense interest in the background of each of the candidates and how they got this far. How do candidates reach the point where they can successfully run for major state and national public office? What inherent qualities must they have and what skills and experiences must they develop? How important is money and how do candidates secure it? What role do parties and consultants play in terms of messaging, and how concerted are their efforts? Does the repetition of phrases and images really change the way people think about issues? And finally, how does this process change candidates, as people and as leaders, from their first race for public office to their last? CityClub has assembled former and current political consultants, candidates and office holders, party chairs and political experts to answer these questions and yours. Co presenters: Executive Alliance, King County Democratic Party, Leadership Eastside, Leadership Tomorrow Leadership Tomorrow, Seattle Works and YMCA of Seattle.
City Inside/Out 11/2/2007
This week's edition of City Inside/Out with C.R. Douglas features a journalist roundtable previewing the upcoming election, including the Roads and Transit measure, King County Prosecutor, Port of Seattle, Seattle School Board, Seattle City Council, and more. Guests scheduled to appear are Mark Trahant, Seattle PI Editorial Page Editor; Lynne Varner, Seattle Times Editorial Board Member; Erica Barnett, The Stranger Staff writer; and Angela Galloway, Seattle PI Staff writer.
City Inside/Out 10/26/2007
This week, City Inside/Out with C.R. Douglas tackles Port of Seattle Commission races. The Port has come under a lot of public scrutiny and criticism recently, and we will meet Gael Tarleton, who is challenging Bob Edwards for his Position 2 seat, as well as Bill Bryant, who is taking on incumbent Alec Fisken for Position 5.
City Inside/Out: City Council Races 10/19/2007
This week, City Inside/Out with C.R. Douglas takes a look at the four contested Seattle City Council races. Tune in to hear why Joe Szwaja is challenging incumbent Jean Godden for Position One. Also, meet newcomers Venus Velasquez and Bruce Harrell who are vying for Position Three, vacated by departing Council Member Peter Steinbrueck. Incumbent David Della will face off against challenger Tim Burgess for Position Seven. And, in Position Nine, learn why Sally Clark is running to keep her seat against challenger Judy Fenton.
2007 Video Voters' Guide - King County Races 10/18/2007
The Video Voters' Guide is a collaboration with the City of Seattle and King County to give viewers an in-depth personal look at candidates and ballot issues. Each candidate has two minutes to present their platform to viewers. Supporters and opponents for ballot issues also have two minutes to educate voters on their stance. This Video Voters' Guide features candidates and ballot issues for the King County 2007 General election including: County Council, County Prosecutor, Assessor, Port of Seattle and several ballot issues.
2007 Video Voters' Guide - Seattle Races 10/18/2007
The Video Voters' Guide is a collaboration with the City of Seattle and King County to give viewers an in-depth personal look at candidates and ballot issues. Each candidate has two minutes to present their platform to viewers. Supporters and opponents for ballot issues also have two minutes to educate voters on their stance. This Video Voters' Guide features candidates and ballot issues for the King County 2007 General election including: County Council, County Prosecutor, Assessor, Port of Seattle and several ballot issues.
Seattle School Board Candidates Forum 10/15/2007
The third biennial Seattle School Board Candidates Forum is part of the continuing efforts of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural and Seattle Arts Commission Education Committee to promote increased arts education opportunities for all Seattle public school students. Sponsored in partnership with the League of Women Voters, ArtsEd Washington and the Washington State Arts Alliance, along with many other friends of arts education.
City Inside/Out: Roads and Transit Package 10/12/2007
This week, City Inside/Out with C.R. Douglas returns with an all new season of issues affecting our daily lives. Will voters approve the biggest tax increase in state history this November with the roads and transit package? Are miles and miles of new roads, bridges and light rail the answer to our traffic tie ups? Join host C.R. Douglas as he sits down with those for and against the multi-billion dollar tax package. Guests include supporters: Larry Phillips, King County Council member; Jessyn Farrell, Executive Director of Transportation Choices; opponents: Mark Baerwaldt, Treasurer of the NotoProp1.org campaign; and Mike O'Brien, Chair of the Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club.
School Board Candidate's Forum 10/11/2007
An opportunity to help you make an informed choice for four school board director seats up for election this year. Hear the School Board candidates discuss their vision and priorities for Seattle Public Schools.
School Board Candidates Forum 10/11/2007
An opportunity to help you make an informed choice for the school board seats up for election this year.
Seattle City Council Candidates Forum Presented by the DSA 10/11/2007
This fall five Seattle City Council seats are up for grabs. Where do the candidates stand on transportation, public safety, business development and improving Seattle's competitive position in the region? Before heading to the polls, make an informed decision and hear what the candidates have to say about issues important to you!
Seattle Human Services Coalition Council Candidates Forum 10/11/2007
10th Annual Seattle Human Services Coalition Seattle City Council candidates forum, co-sponsored by: The Church Council of Greater Seattle, Housing Development Consortium, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Real Change and Solid Ground. SHSC and its co-sponsors do not endorse any candidate.
City Neighborhood Council`s Forum for City Council Candidates 9/21/2007
The City Neighborhood Councils held a forum for the 2007 Seattle City Council candidates.
Election Debate: Roads and Transit Ballot Measure 9/20/2007
In 2006, the State Legislature required Sound Transit and the Regional Transportation Investment District to jointly submit a transportation financing plan to voters in the 2007 general election. The resulting roads and transit package is the largest single proposed investment in transportation the region has ever considered – over $16B today and more over the life of the project. What’s in the package? What are the costs and benefits to taxpayers and the region? If this measure doesn’t pass, what then? Hear from some of the leaders in this debate directly as you decide how to vote on this important measure.
South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce Candidate's Forum 9/18/2007
Hear first hand from a panel of candidates for Seattle City Council.
Greater Seattle Business Association Candidates Forum 9/12/2007
Equal Rights Washington, Greater Seattle Business Association and SEAMEC hold a candidate forum for King County Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle City Council Positions 1, 3, 7 and 9. Learn the positions the candidates have on issues of importance to the LGBT community and for the candidates to understand the central role the LGBT business community plays in the economic health of our region. Moderated by Deborah Brandt, former KUOW morning anchor.
AM 1090 presents: Perfect President or Perfect Politician? 7/14/2007
How do you tell the difference between a candidate who has the potential to be a good president vs. one who is a just good politician? Or is there a difference? Join radio hosts Ed Schultz, Mike Malloy, Stephanie Miller, and Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks in a forum moderated by Thom Hartmann. These left-of-center radio personalities offer provocative opinions about the current crop of Republican and Democratic presidential candidates in a lively conversation about how to separate the wheat from the chaff!
2007 Primary Election Video Voters' Guide - Seattle City Council and School Board 7/18/2007
Tune in to hear a two minute statement from each of the candidates on the Seattle ballot in this year's primary election. This video includes candidates running for Seattle City Council and Seattle School Board races.
2007 Primary Election Video Voters' Guide - King County and Port 7/18/2007
Tune in to hear a two minute statement from each of the candidates on the Seattle ballot in this year's primary election. This video includes candidates running for Port of Seattle, King County Prosecuting Attorney, Assessor and Metropolitan Council races. This video also includes statements for King County Propositions 1 and 2.
Hate Free Zone presents: Candidates’ Forum 6/21/2007
Hate Free Zone Washington hosts a forum featuring candidates for city and county councils discussing issues affecting immigrant and refugee communities.
Downtown Seattle Republican Club presents: Initiative 25 5/17/2007
Many voters are unaware of the structure of the elections process in King County, and in how it differs from other counties in Washington State. This program will help voters better understand the most basic functional aspect of democracy in our community, as citizens of the largest county in Washington State decides whether to make a fundamental change through Initiative 25. Four successive moderated panels of speakers will debate the issues of this initiative.
Town Hall presents Krist Novoselic on Election Reform 2/21/2007
We are in the middle of a transition of how we hold elections in WA State. When the popular blanket primary was declared unconstitutional in 2003, the Legislature implemented an unpopular pick-a-party primary. Voters responded by passing Initiative 872 (also struck down by the courts), which would advance the top-two primary vote-getters, regardless of party to the final election. Krist Novoselic, a local musician and co-founder of Nirvana, is a long-time advocate of ranked choice voting—wherein voters rank candidates, regardless of party affiliation, in order of preference on a single ballot. Novoselic is interviewed on stage by Eric Liu, author of Guiding Lights. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life.
Public Forum: Clean Elections 1/5/2007
Washington Public Campaigns is an organization founded to promote the passage of legislation establishing public financing of campaigns. Maine and Arizona have instituted publicly financed campaigns, which has resulted in more competitive races and more women and minority office holders after three election cycles. Author and political strategist David Sirota, Representative Linda Valentino (Maine), and Senator Ed Ableser (Arizona) and a panel of experts discuss how public campaign financing is working elsewhere and how it could work in Washington.
Downtown Seattle Republican Club: Sen. Pflug and Rep. Jarret 12/2/2006
The Downtown Seattle Republican Club presents Washington State Representatives Cheryl Pflug (5th District) and Fred Jarrett (41st District). The theme is "why didn't this election go well" and "how can we win next time?"
City Neighborhood Council - City Council Candidates Forum 10/11/2005
Members of the City Neighborhood Council (CNC) question City Council Candidates running for the 2005 election. The CNC is a citizen-led advisory group, comprised of elected members from each of the City`s 13 Districts.





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