Campaign Financing http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Public Campaign Financing Gaining in Vote Tally http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-public-campaign-financing-gaining-vote-tally <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s the possibility of another election turnaround.</span></p><p>First there was Kshama Sawant’s dramatic post-election night come-from-behind win over Seattle City Council member Richard Conlin. Now, supporters of Seattle Proposition 1 hope it’s their turn.</p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 11141 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Public Campaign Financing Gaining in Vote Tally Seattle considering public-funded campaign financing plan http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-considering-public-funded-campaign-financing-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The cost of running for public office keeps rising, and Seattle City Council members worry the need to fund expensive campaigns gives people with deep pockets a louder voice.</span></p><p>While money doesn’t seem to play the outsized role in Seattle elections that it does in national or even state campaigns, longtime council member Nick Licata is concerned.</p><p>A typical city council campaign costs about a quarter of a million dollars. In the past decade, Licata notes, the average size of donations has nearly doubled.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:07:11 +0000 Liam Moriarty 8493 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle considering public-funded campaign financing plan