The voting phase of Washington state’s 2020 Top Two Primary election has ended and the first results show that Gov. Jay Inslee advanced—he’s ahead of Republican Loren Culp with 52% of the vote to Culp’s 17%. Inslee is expected to be a heavy favorite in November. Culp is the police chief of the tiny town […]
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly The 8th Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Candidate Forum on July 22 gave candidates for the U.S. House of Representative Washington’s 9th Congressional district and Washington State Representative 37th legislative district, positions one and two, a chance to respond to questions from the community in a conversation broadcast via […]
The deadline to register to vote online and by mail is July 27. Mailed registration forms must be received—not postmarked—by July 27. If you have not received your ballot, call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683). King County Elections said it mailed ballots and voters’ pamphlets on July 15, to over 1.34 million registered voters […]
SEATTLE — The City of Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program is open to candidates interested in using Democracy Vouchers to help finance their campaigns for the 2021 City of Seattle elections. In 2021, the mayor, city attorney, city council positions 8 and 9 will be on the ballot and eligible for funding. The Democracy Voucher Program […]
If history is any gauge, voter turnout for Washington state’s Aug. 4 primary will be underwhelming, especially in this unprecedented COVID-19 era. In 2016, just 35% of registered voters cast a ballot in Washington’s primary. Here are a couple of reminders about the primary. Under Washington’s top-two primary system, the two candidates with the most […]
The lead positions on the Bellevue City Council are set for the next two years with Lynne Robinson in the mayoral role through a unanimous vote last month.
Originally elected to the Mercer Island City Council in 2013, Wong has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a senior partner at the Seattle law firm of Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
Compiled by Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY We asked newly elected and re-elected Asian American officials how they intend to use their role to benefit the Asian community. Here are some responses. David Chan, Snohomish County South Sno. Co. Fire & Rescue RFA I was elected as a fire commissioner to represent all residents who live […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Ranked dead last for talk time during the Nov. 20 Democratic presidential debate —Andrew Yang is accusing MSNBC of “suppressing” him and “ignoring” his campaign. According to a New York Times analysis, Yang spoke for less time (6 minutes, 48 seconds) than any other candidate on the stage. The […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Satpal Sidhu edged out Tony Larson to be Whatcom County’s next County Executive with 51 percent of the vote (Larson had 48 percent). Sidhu wrote in a Nov. 9 email, “During this campaign, I had the opportunity to speak with thousands of people from all corners of the county and […]