Final faceoff

sundquistphoto1.jpgmariaphoto1.jpgAlso speaking of schools – the primary election results have just been certified, and the Final Two for West Seattle’s school board seat are now official: Steve Sundquist (photo left) got 53.4% of the primary vote (5,624 votes), while Maria Ramirez (photo right) got 23.4% (2,467 votes). Although school board members represent certain districts, in the general election the entire city votes on all seats, so Sundquist and Ramirez (as well as the candidates in the other districts) will have to campaign citywide. Election Day: November 6th.


1 Reply to "Final faceoff"

  • Tyler September 6, 2007 (10:12 am)

    It’s important to note that, all things considered, the vast majority of voters have not even heard from the two candidates, so while the primary results were without a doubt good for Sundquist, the race is still wide open.

    The relatively small portion of the electorate residing in West Seattle (70% or so live north of the Ship Canal), the fact that turnout will nearly double in the general, and the fact that the third candidate, teacher Dan Dempsey, polled over 18% of the vote, means that only about 10% of the electorate for the general has actually voted in this race. Ninety percent is up for grabs.

    We’ll see how it goes.

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