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The Seattle Medium’s 2021 General Election Political Endorsements

Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1477

The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, a 988 behavioral health crisis response and suicide prevention tax on telephone lines, costing $432,000,000 in its first ten years, for government spending.

This tax increase should be:

Repealed

Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5096

The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, a 7% tax on capital gains in excess of $250,000, with exceptions, costing $5,736,000,000 in its first ten years, for government spending.

This tax increase should be:

Repealed

Second Substitute Senate Bill 5315

The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, a tax on captive insurers in the amount of 2% of premiums from owners/affiliates, costing $53,000,000 in its first ten years, for government spending.

This tax increase should be:

Repealed

King County, Charter Amendment No. 1
Preamble

Shall the Preamble of the King County Charter be amended to make a grammatical correction and to include among other charter purposes, equitable government, protection and enhancement of the urban and rural environment and economy, and promotion of a superior quality of life?

Yes

King County, Charter Amendment No. 2
Initiative, Referendum and Charter Amendment Timelines and Processes

Shall the King County Charter be amended to comply with state law timelines for initiative, referendum and charter ballot measures and to clarify definitions and terms related to the referendum and initiative process?

Yes

King County, Executive

Dow Constantine

Metropolitan King County, District No. 1

Rod Dembowski

Metropolitan King County, District No. 3

No Endorsement

Metropolitan King County, District No. 5

No Endorsement

Metropolitan King County, District No. 7

Pete von Reichbauer

Metropolitan King County, District No. 9

No Endorsement

Port of Seattle, Commissioner Position No. 1

No Endorsement

Port of Seattle, Commissioner Position No. 3

Hamdi Mohamed

Port of Seattle, Commissioner Position No. 4

Peter Steinbrueck

City of Burien, Council Position No. 3

Jimmy Matta

City of Des Moines, Council Position No. 7

Soleil Lewis

City of Kent, Mayor

Dawn M. Bennett

City of Kent, Council Position No. 2

No Endorsement

City of Kent, Council Position No. 6

Brenda Fincher

City of Renton, Council Position No. 1

This race features two highly qualified candidates and The Seattle Medium encourages voters in Renton to vote with their conscience. A vote for James Alberson or Joe Todd is a step in the right direction for Renton.

City of Renton, Council Position No. 2

No Endorsement

City of Renton, Council Position No. 6

No Endorsement

City of Seattle, Mayor

Bruce Harrell

City of Seattle, City Attorney

Nicole Thomas-Kennedy

City of Seattle, Council Position No. 8

Kenneth Wilson

City of Seattle, Council Position No. 9

Nikkita Oliver

City of Tukwila, Council Position No. 5

Mohamed Abdi

City of Tukwila, Council Position No. 7

De’Sean Quinn

Seattle School District No. 1, Director District No. 4

Laura Marie Rivera

Seattle School District No. 1, Director District No. 5

Michelle Sarju

Seattle School District No. 1, Director District No. 7

Brandon K. Hersey

Kent School District No. 415, Director District No. 4

Awale Farah

Kent School District No. 415, Director District No. 5

Sara Franklin

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