Election coverage from the KUOW newsroom.
Seattle Councilmember Debora Juarez will not run for reelection in 2023
It was a quick, passing comment at the Seattle City Council's Dec. 12 briefing, but it affirmed that Councilmember Debora Juarez will not seek a third term in 2023, making this her last year on the dais.
Seattle Councilmember Lisa Herbold will not run for reelection in 2023
Herbold has represented Seattle's District 1 since 2016. Now, she says her time on the dais will come to an end after 2023. Still, she wants to work to keep a progressive voice in the role.
Native representation to increase in Washington Legislature
Washington state is home to 29 federally recognized Native American Tribes, but only one Native person currently serves in the state Legislature. That will change next year. Three enrolled members of Native tribes are poised to win their elections this fall.
‘Yes’ vote for Seattle election reform now leading
Will Seattle adopt ranked choice voting? Latest ballot count shows the 'yes' vote in the lead
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez flips SW Washington congressional district for Democrats
The Portland auto shop owner has won the race with little-to-no national help, while the party aims to hold control of the U.S. House.
Kim Schrier wins third term in WA-08
The Associated Press called the race Thursday evening.
MAGA Republican Joe Kent spreads election conspiracy theories during ballot count
In Southwest Washington's 3rd Congressional District, MAGA Republican Joe Kent is locked in a tight race against Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez. Earlier Kent said he would accept the results, even though he falsely claims without evidence that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. But now he's spreading election conspiracy theories about his own race.
King County officials will get shorter terms next election cycle
Voters have determined that those elected to 12 King County positions will serve shorter terms in the next election cycle.
Tiffany Smiley concedes to Patty Murray in race for Senate
Smiley made the announcement via Twitter, Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, a day after initial election results came in.
Most western Washington Democrats poised to return to Congress
Aside from a close race in the 8th Congressional District, western Washington’s Democratic incumbent members of Congress are decisively beating back challenges from Republicans, and the party might even pick up a seat in the House.
Scenes from 2022 election night in Western Washington15 slides
Democrat Hobbs takes early lead in secretary of state race
Democrats are trying to win the secretary of state’s office in an election for the first time in six decades after Republicans failed to advance a candidate in the primary.