Election Section

Darla Green, Debi Wagner file for 34th District State Senate position

Darla Green, Debi Wagner file for 34th District State Senate position

Friday, May 18, was the deadline for candidates to file for Washington’s 34th state senate district – most recently represented by retiring Democrat Sen. Sharon Nelson – and some familiar... [Read more]

Sponsored Post 33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

From new Advertiser the 33rd District Democrats: We all know that our nation needs new leadership; now is the time we focus locally to make that happen! We need to be prepared to fight for every vote... [Read more]

ELECTION FINAL: Highline Public Schools Levy passes by almost 17%

ELECTION FINAL: Highline Public Schools Levy passes by almost 17%

On Friday afternoon, King County Elections posted the final, certified results of the Feb. 13 Special Election, and the Highline School District Levy passed by 3,191 votes, or 16.68 percent: Highline... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Highline School Levy increases approval to over 58%

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Highline School Levy increases approval to over 58%

The third round of results for Tuesday’s Special Election were released on Thursday, Feb. 15, and the Highline School Levy has grown to over 58% approval. School Levys are passed with a simple majority... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Levy passing by nearly 58%

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Levy passing by nearly 58%

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Special Election were released on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and the Highline School Levy has grown to nearly 58% approval: Highline School District No. 401... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

The first round of election results are in for the Feb. 13 Special Election, and it looks like the Highline School District’s Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operation Levy is... [Read more]

With just a few days left, some ballots for Tuesday’s election delayed

With just a few days left, some ballots for Tuesday’s election delayed

Not all ballots for the February Special Election were mailed on time due to an error at the state level. Remaining ballots were mailed Wednesday, Feb. 7, and the voting deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 13 at... [Read more]

Ballots for Feb. 13 Special Election will be arriving soon; school levy on ballot

Ballots for Feb. 13 Special Election will be arriving soon; school levy on ballot

Ballots for the Feb. 13, 2018 Special Election will be arriving soon. The only item you’ll find on your local ballot is for the school levy, which is not a new tax – it replaces the current levy,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor: I am somewhat distressed... [Read more]

Burien Council hears from outgoing members & welcomes three new members

Burien Council hears from outgoing members & welcomes three new members

By Jack Mayne Three new councilmembers along with reelected Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta took their oaths of office Monday (Dec. 18) at the final Burien City Council meeting of the year. Following a reception... [Read more]

Ballot box at Burien Town Square was 6th most popular one in King County

Ballot box at Burien Town Square was 6th most popular one in King County

King County Elections is reporting that the ballot box located near Town Square in Burien was the sixth most popular one in the county, with a total of 10,463 ballots dropped in it for the Nov. 7, 2017... [Read more]

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

After most elections – especially heated, divisive ones like Burien’s most recent City Council ballot – the losing side usually goes through a mourning/grieving period, and oftentimes, some upset... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Neighbors,... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember Nancy Tosta says ‘Thank you Burien!’

LETTER: Councilmember Nancy Tosta says ‘Thank you Burien!’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Thank you... [Read more]

Dow Constantine releases statement on Burien City Council election

Dow Constantine releases statement on Burien City Council election

King County Executive Dow Constantine – who we last saw when he held a press conference at Burien Town Square on Oct. 30 – released the following statement on Tuesday, Nov. 14 about the Burien City... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Progressives extend leads in all City Council races

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Progressives extend leads in all City Council races

On Monday afternoon (Nov. 13), King County Elections released the fifth round of results for last Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show that the progressive comeback is not a fluke. Here... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Progressives now lead in all Burien City Council races

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Progressives now lead in all Burien City Council races

On Friday afternoon (Nov. 10), King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show that the progressive comeback is continuing in a big... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

While ballots in elections locally and across the country are still being counted, there are far too many conclusions being drawn and distributed as to what the election results mean. I can’t deny the... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Progressives progressing towards a comeback

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Progressives progressing towards a comeback

King County Elections released the third round of results for Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show some serious change – challenger Jimmy Matta is now leading incumbent Debi Wagner by... [Read more]

‘Burien Council races so heated, we were asked to leave election night party’

‘Burien Council races so heated, we were asked to leave election night party’

KUOW did a report on election parties in Burien Tuesday night (Nov. 7), and Reporter Liz Jones was apparently asked to leave a candidate’s party being held at Angelo’s Restaurant. “KUOW... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Initial leaders extend margins in 2nd round of returns

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Initial leaders extend margins in 2nd round of returns

The second round of results were released by King County Elections at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and all of the initial leaders are holding on and even extending their margins: Joel Manning increased... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First returns favor Manning, Wagner, Tosta & Marx

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First returns favor Manning, Wagner, Tosta & Marx

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) General Election have been released, and the early returns for Burien City Council shows that there’s a split between the two slates running,... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident shares experiences meeting four City Council candidates

LETTER: Resident shares experiences meeting four City Council candidates

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] To the editor... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is not my intent to encourage readers to vote one way or the other’

LETTER: ‘It is not my intent to encourage readers to vote one way or the other’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Seeing so many “Letters to The Editor”... [Read more]