The SECB just chatted up a triumphant Pete Holmes at the Seattle Glassblowing Studio, where everyone is drinking wine and enjoying jubilant swing music.
The first thing Holmes told us is that Tom Carr had just phoned him to concede. "It was a real classy call," said Holmes. "He ran a tough campaign." As for the night's results, Holmes said, "I'm stunned. I thought this would be a tight race."
Detailing his future plans, Holmes had the SECB all but swooning: "We will not be prosecuting simple marijuana cases anymore, which is part of a bigger fix of geniunely facing public-safety threats, not nanny-state concerns."
Also celebrating victory at the Seattle Glassblowing Studio: Nick Licata, who tonight won a fourth term on the city council. His plans: "I'm gonna do everything—push for a stronger liberal agenda and not drop the ball on social justice."