West Seattle’s Chris Porter wins historic King Conservation District election

The otherwise-low-profile King Conservation District made history – and headlines – with its use of online voting for a Board of Supervisors seat, and now the results are in – Chris Porter of West Seattle won in a landslide, with 4,142 votes to his opponent Stephen Deutschman‘s 989. As explained here, three of the board’s five positions are elected, the other two appointed. Porter has been serving as an associate supervisor; read more about him here. Not familiar with the KCD? Its mission is explained here.

6 Replies to "West Seattle's Chris Porter wins historic King Conservation District election"

  • ws_suzanne February 15, 2020 (4:00 am)

    Congratulations Chris! After reading your profile I was thrilled to vote for you. You mentioned that one of your goals is to inspire us to turn our manicured lawns into wildlife habitat. Something that could go a long ways toward accomplishing that goal would be to contact the WS Garden Tour. They determine the themes each year and select the featured gardens. It would be terrific if more wildlife and pollinator gardens were included. They could even have some garden educators available in some of the gardens to explain why habitat is important and suggest some simple things people could do to make the most difference. –A dream of mine is to have close-by neighbors getting together to create habitat. People who have gardens that focus on habitat can contact the WS Garden Tour to volunteer their gardens for consideration. WSGT: https://www.westseattlegardentour.org/contact We were one of those gardens a few years ago, and were selected because one of the primary people on the selection committee saw the potential for education. Our garden attracted 1,000+ people and there was intense interest in learning about soil health, drought tolerance, water retention, year-round interest, companion plantings, and wildlife and pollinator support systems, including how to protect birds from window strikes. Chris — Your enthusiasm will inspire people to create more habitat in our urban yards that helps wildlife and pollinators. Thank you for your dedication to this important work.

  • Vanessa February 15, 2020 (10:03 am)

    Congratulations to Mr. Chris Porter!!!!!!

  • Beth February 15, 2020 (1:29 pm)


  • Bruce February 16, 2020 (9:22 pm)

    Were voters supposed to have received notification of this election?  We sure didn’t.

    • WSB February 16, 2020 (9:34 pm)

      This isn’t quite like the major elections. In terms of notification, I don’t know what they did aside from a media event to tout the onlne voting and some paid advertising I noticed on citywide sites.

  • anonyme February 17, 2020 (8:41 am)

    I was very impressed by Chris Porter’s profile.  A rising star.

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