News This Summer’s City Council Races
posted by June 13 at 17:10 PMon
The winnowing down primary is August 21.
The City Council is non-partisan and non-district, so the winnowing down process is just about kicking random people out of random races until voters are left with two random candidates (usually including the random incumbent) that’ll face off in November.
ECB and I published a candidate primer in this week’s issue to inaugurate the municipal campaign season.
We tallied money raised (Tom Rasmussen raised the most); cited curious expenditures (we left out that Tom Rasmussen’s customized M&Ms said “Tom 4 Seattle” and “Tom 2007”); and noted interesting donors (Money Tree for Venus Velazquez?) We also gave thumb nail bios.
There’ll be a lot more coverage to come, including heavy Slog time for the “also-rans” that got short shrift in today’s wrap up.
Also stay tuned to Erica’s column as she’ll be tracking the races there too.