Seattle Mayoral Race 2013 http://www.kplu.org en Why We're Seeing Such Wild Swings in Election Results http://www.kplu.org/post/why-were-seeing-such-wild-swings-election-results <p>Several races have swung wildly since the first vote count on Election Day, and it may be because campaigns are getting the hang of Washington’s all-mail elections.</p><p>University of Washington political scientist Matt Barreto said it’s not uncommon for races to swing a percentage point or two in the days after election night, but not much more than that.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:28:20 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 11047 at http://www.kplu.org Why We're Seeing Such Wild Swings in Election Results McGinn Concedes Defeat in Seattle Mayor's Race http://www.kplu.org/post/mcginn-concedes-defeat-seattle-mayors-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Mayor Mike&nbsp;</span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has conceded his run for re-election, and called his successor, Ed Murray.</span></p><p>McGinn’s&nbsp;tone was relaxed and candid at the press conference held at his campaign headquarters Thursday.He offered few regrets, but acknowledged he’d made missteps in office and on the campaign trail.</p><p>“I may have to question my tactics and how I played it,” said&nbsp;McGinn. “To use a basketball analogy I probably dribbled the ball off my foot a couple of times when I could have made a good pass instead.”</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:09:02 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 10898 at http://www.kplu.org McGinn Concedes Defeat in Seattle Mayor's Race Murray Defeats McGinn in Seattle Mayor's Race http://www.kplu.org/post/murray-defeats-mcginn-seattle-mayors-race <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The leader of Washington state's successful effort to legalize gay marriage is Seattle's next mayor.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Updated election results Wednesday night show state Sen. Ed Murray has 56 percent of the vote.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 01:20:15 +0000 The Associated Press 10885 at http://www.kplu.org Murray Defeats McGinn in Seattle Mayor's Race Murray Got Free Meals from Comcast Lobbyists http://www.kplu.org/post/murray-got-free-meals-comcast-lobbyists <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Seattle mayoral candidate Ed Murray accepted free meals from lobbying firms who work with Comcast on 12 occasions over the first four months of this year—with a total estimated benefit of $250.</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:36:11 +0000 Mike Baker 10808 at http://www.kplu.org Murray Got Free Meals from Comcast Lobbyists Round Two Begins in Seattle Mayoral Election Money Race http://www.kplu.org/post/round-two-begins-seattle-mayoral-election-money-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the Seattle mayoral race has been narrowed down, Ed Murray and Mike </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will begin their next wave of fundraising, and it’s shaping up to be an interesting money race.</span></p><p>State Sen. Ed Murray won the primary and has so far won the race for campaign dollars. According to the state Public Disclosure Commission, Murray’s raised about $140,000 more than McGinn. And as of the most recent filings, Murray still had five times as much money in his coffers than the mayor.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:40:54 +0000 Ashley Gross 9558 at http://www.kplu.org Round Two Begins in Seattle Mayoral Election Money Race Murray, McGinn Leading in Seattle Mayoral Primary http://www.kplu.org/post/murray-mcginn-leading-seattle-mayoral-primary <p></p><p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">A state senator who drove efforts to make gay marriage legal in Washington state was leading in early returns in Seattle's mayoral primary.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Ed Murray had 30 percent of the vote released Tuesday night. Incumbent Mike McGinn, fighting to avoid becoming the second straight mayor ousted by city voters before the general election, had 27 percent.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:32:27 +0000 Paula Wissel & Florangela Davila & Chris Grygiel 9549 at http://www.kplu.org Murray, McGinn Leading in Seattle Mayoral Primary A Leading Question: Staadecker and Textbooks on Vashon http://www.kplu.org/post/leading-question-staadecker-and-textbooks-vashon <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Editor's note:&nbsp;KPLU&nbsp;has asked all nine candidates in the Seattle mayoral race to tell us about a time when his or her leadership skills were put to the test. One candidate's answer follows.</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a fourth generation </span>Seattleite<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with careers in hotels and real estate, as well as his penchant for the arts, Charlie </span>Staadecker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been dubbed “traditional.”&nbsp;&nbsp;But that doesn’t mean the bow tie-wearing candidate doesn’t enjoy a little bit of campaign fun.</span></p><p>The candidate’s series of YouTube ads parody a Dos Equis commercial.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Monica Spain 9498 at http://www.kplu.org A Leading Question: Staadecker and Textbooks on Vashon A Leading Question: McGinn on the Shape of Experience http://www.kplu.org/post/leading-question-mcginn-shape-experience <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Editor's note:&nbsp;KPLU&nbsp;has asked all nine candidates in the Seattle mayoral race to tell us about a time when his or her leadership skills were put to the test. One candidate's answer follows.</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of the nine candidates running for mayor of Seattle, only Mike </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has first-hand experience. Leading up to next Tuesday’s primary, </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been asking all the candidates to talk about a time when their leadership was tested.</span></p><p>You could say Mayor Mike McGinn’s leadership skills have been put to the test every day for the past 4 years. How he’s dealt with it has a lot to do with a personal change he made shortly after taking office.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:12:07 +0000 Paula Wissel 9485 at http://www.kplu.org A Leading Question: McGinn on the Shape of Experience A Leading Question: Peter Steinbruck and Smart Growth http://www.kplu.org/post/leading-question-peter-steinbruck-and-smart-growth <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Editor's note:&nbsp;KPLU&nbsp;has asked all nine candidates in the Seattle mayoral race to tell us about a time when his or her leadership skills were put to the test. One candidate's answer follows.</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Peter Steinbrueck served on the Seattle City Council for 10 years, from 1997 to 2007.</p><p>“They called me the activist council member. I’m also an architect, so I brought my background, experience, training as a problem solver and designer to public policy,” Steinbrueck said. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9472 at http://www.kplu.org A Leading Question: Peter Steinbruck and Smart Growth A Leading Question: Joey Gray and the Lessons of Sport http://www.kplu.org/post/leading-question-joey-gray-and-lessons-sport <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Editor's note: KPLU has asked all nine candidates in the Seattle mayoral race to tell us about a time when his or her leadership skills were put to the test. One candidate's answer follows.</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:11:28 +0000 Ashley Gross 9458 at http://www.kplu.org A Leading Question: Joey Gray and the Lessons of Sport A Leading Question: Mary Martin and the Working Class http://www.kplu.org/post/leading-question-mary-martin-and-working-class <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Editor's note: KPLU has asked all nine candidates in the Seattle mayoral race to tell us about a time when his or her leadership skills were put to the test. One candidate's answer follows.</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Talk to a candidate long enough and she’ll start repeating herself because she's staying on message, or because it's who she really is.</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:23:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 9445 at http://www.kplu.org A Leading Question: Mary Martin and the Working Class A Leading Question: Ed Murray's Approach to Winning Gay Rights http://www.kplu.org/post/leading-question-ed-murrays-approach-winning-gay-rights <p><em>Editor's note: KPLU has asked all nine candidates in the Seattle mayoral race to tell us about a time when his or her leadership skills were put to the test. One candidate's answer follows.</em><br><br>Ed Murray’s Capitol Hill office is on the same block as the Gay City LGBT library. Inside hangs a sign that says "March with Ed in Pride."<br><br>Murray wants to be Seattle’s first openly gay mayor. So maybe it won’t surprise you that many of his leadership moments have to do with securing gay and lesbian rights after many setbacks. Take 2005, for example.<br> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 9439 at http://www.kplu.org A Leading Question: Ed Murray's Approach to Winning Gay Rights A Leading Question: Bruce Harrell and Lessons from Family Politics http://www.kplu.org/post/leading-question-bruce-harrell-and-lessons-family-politics <p><em>Editor's note: KPLU has asked all nine candidates in the Seattle mayoral race to tell us about a time when his or her leadership skills were put to the test. One candidate's answer follows.</em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Bruce Harrell put his campaign headquarters all of three blocks from the house he grew up in, in the Central District. Striding down </span>23rd<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> Avenue, it's clear his history here is thick. Over and over he gestures toward a house. That's Mr. Buchanan's house, he says, and Mr. Carter's, Mrs. Young's. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9428 at http://www.kplu.org A Leading Question: Bruce Harrell and Lessons from Family Politics A Leading Question: Doug McQuaid and His Pivotal Moments http://www.kplu.org/post/leading-question-doug-mcquaid-and-his-pivotal-moments <p></p><p></p><p><em>Editor's note: KPLU has asked all nine candidates in the Seattle mayoral race to tell us about a time when his or her leadership skills were put to the test. One candidate's answer follows.</em></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:25:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 9406 at http://www.kplu.org A Leading Question: Doug McQuaid and His Pivotal Moments A Leading Question: Kate Martin and the Greenwood Bog http://www.kplu.org/post/leading-question-kate-martin-and-greenwood-bog <p></p><p><em><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Editor's note: KPLU has asked all nine candidates in the Seattle mayoral race to tell us about a time when his or her leadership skills were put to the test. One candidate's answer follows.</span></em></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 9403 at http://www.kplu.org A Leading Question: Kate Martin and the Greenwood Bog