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Progressive Krystal S. Marx: Running and Winning in Burien

Krystal Marx campaign photo with her family.
Editorial
I wish I could say that my decision to run for local office had a loftier beginning, but I have heard that people don’t like it when their elected officials lie. To that end, I want to share with you what it was like to decide to run. ...
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Rock Legend Melissa Etheridge Lends Her Powerful Anthem ‘Giant’ to the McGregor Campaign

Mac McGregor/Nate Gowdy
Politics Local
If elected, Mac McGregor would become the first transgender person to hold a seat on Seattle City Council and the first transgender person elected to office in Washington state. ...
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Reps Macri and McBride’s Message for Women: Run

Nicole Macri
Politics Editorial
Research shows that before a woman will run for office, she must be asked seven times. Consider this 26 requests - one from each of us. ...
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Pramila Jayapal: Portrait of A Woman In Charge

Senator Pramila Jayapal poses with her campaign poster inside her office in downtown Seattle. Photo: Elizabeth Alvarado
Politics Local
Jayapal (D-Seattle) is campaigning to take the House of Representatives seat that Jim McDermott, who has announced his retirement, has held since 1989. ...
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Eight Finalists Selected to Fill Seattle City Council Seat

Seattle City Hall Chambers
Top News Local
Seattle City Council has selected eight finalists to consider for the vacant Council Position 9 once held by Councilmember Sally J. Clark. ...
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Seattle Gets $620,000 in Funding, More Shelter Beds

Top News Politics Local
Funding will be awarded to the YWCA of Seattle, King County and Snohomish County ($310,000) and Catholic Community Services ($310,000). ...
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Seattle City Employees: Four Weeks Parental Leave

Top News Politics Local
Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden Monday led her colleagues in a unanimous vote to bring a paid parental leave policy to City of Seattle employees. ...
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Gender Wage Gap Wider in Washington Than Most States

Top News Politics Local
Women in Washington earn less than 78 cents per dollar a man earns. At the current rate of progress, it would take until at least 2071 to reach pay parity. ...
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Seattle: Councilmember Sally Clark Won’t Run in 2015

Seattle City Councilmember Sally J. Clark at the 2012 Inauguration reception at Seattle City Hall January 9, 2012.
Top News Politics Local
Openly lesbian Seattle City Councilmember Sally J. Clark announced Wednesday that she will not run for re-election in fall 2015. ...
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Women’s Rights Activist Morgan Beach Joins District 3 Race

Morgan Beach, District 3 candidate for the Seattle City Council. District 3 includes Capitol Hill and the Central District. Photo: Erika Lillian Sommer
Top News Politics Local
Morgan Beach worked at Human Rights Watch while in graduate school, and was a member and president of a student group called Women in Public Policy. ...
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