ELECTION 2021: Filing Week’s over; here are the highlights

checkbox.jpgThis was the official Filing Week for candidates who want to be on the August 3rd primary ballot in King County (and the November 2nd general election if they make the top two). The deadline has passed; here are the highlights:

SEATTLE MAYOR: Jenny Durkan, remember, decided not to run for re-election. 15 people filed this week to run, including West Seattleite Lorena González, president of the City Council:

Jessyn Farrell
Bobby Tucker
Bruce Harrell
Arthur K. Langlie
Omari Tahir-Garrett
Colleen Echohawk
Don L. Rivers
Henry C. Dennison
M. Lorena González
Andrew Grant Houston
Lance Randall
Casey Sixkiller
Clinton Bliss
James Donaldson
Stan Lippmann

KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE: West Seattleite Dow Constantine is seeking a fourth term; West Seattleite Joe Nguyen, the 34th District’s state senator, is one of four challengers.

Bill Hirt
Joe Nguyen
Dow Constantine
Johnathon Crines

SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL POSITION 8: West Seattleite Teresa Mosqueda is the incumbent, and has drawn 10 challengers:

Kate Martin
Kenneth Wilson
Teresa Mosqueda
Jordan Elizabeth Fisher
Paul Felipe Glumaz
Alex Tsimerman
Brian Fahey
Jesse James
George Freeman
Alexander White
Bobby Lindsey Miller

SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL POSITION 9: This citywide seat is the one González is leaving to run for mayor. West Seattleite Brianna Thomas is among the seven contenders:

Corey Eichner
Sara Nelson
Rebecca L. Williamson
Nikkita Oliver
Xtian Gunther
Lindsay McHaffie
Brianna K. Thomas

CITY ATTORNEY: Incumbent Pete Holmes has two challengers:

Pete Holmes
Nicole Thomas-Kennedy
Ann Davison

Other positions you’ll see on the ballot include three Seattle Port Commission seats, each with the incumbent plus one challenger. See those lists, and links to more information about all the candidates, by going here. The list won’t be finalized until after the Monday deadline for filers to change their mind and withdraw.

13 Replies to "ELECTION 2021: Filing Week's over; here are the highlights"

  • Spacey... May 21, 2021 (11:27 pm)

    You gotta hand it to him, Goodspaceguy never gives up!

    • KT May 22, 2021 (6:49 am)

      His obit will be filled with a list of all the offices he has run for.

  • wssz May 22, 2021 (12:29 am)

    Neither does perennial candidate  Alex Tsimerman. Saw him in action at several debates. Tried to dominate the discussion — no platform other than rage at the world, lots of swear words, and unhinged accusations against all politicians. If he had his way, he wouldn’t allow anyone else to talk. His goal seems to pull everyone around him into the sewer.  The guy needs real help, not a platform for political office.  Wish there was a way to disqualify him so the debates aren’t tainted by his rage. 

    • alex tsimerman May 23, 2021 (6:13 am)

      i love you!! you my BEST frend!

  • Jort May 22, 2021 (1:09 am)

    I look forward to yet another year of conservatives hyping themselves into an online frenzy of alternate reality where they think they will win only to likely be, as always, massively blown out because Seattle is actually liberal and doesn’t vote for clown show conservative politicians no matter how icky icky ewwy gross the homeless tents and RVs look. 

  • KT May 22, 2021 (6:48 am)

    Do you have any insight into why Joe is challenging Dow in a race Dow will likely win?  Seems like a waste of Joe’s time and campaign money, especially when Joe is doing so much good work in the State Senate for us. Dow is the most rare of politicians, getting things done without needing to constantly be in the limelight.

  • Meeeee May 22, 2021 (6:58 am)

    Dow never gives up either, going for a 4th term, treading water waiting for the next rung on the ladder to open up.He has aspirations for higher office, we all know that.        Go into the private sector for a while, show you don’t have to stay on a gov’t payroll, gain some outside employment experience.   

  • anonyme May 22, 2021 (7:07 am)

    I would still like to see a “none of the above” option on the ballot.  Langlie is the only moderate on the mayor’s lineup, and the other positions are all…none of the above.  It would have been nice to boot Pete Holmes, but his challengers are equally weak.  Nguyen has a lot of nerve jockeying for a different position than the one he was just elected to a short time ago – one he has yet to prove himself competent in performing.  Follow-through is (or should be) one of the top traits I would expect from an elected official, and he can’t even finish the first term of his first elected position?

    • Ivan Weiss May 22, 2021 (11:07 am)

      @ “anonyme”:

      “has yet to prove himself competent in performing?” Maybe if you’re either (1) not paying attention, or (2) immune altogether to hard cold facts, or (3) hostile to Joe in the first place, and hoping to snow anyone who might read this uninformed comment.

      Fact is, Joe has been one of the most energetic, proactive members in the Senate Democratic Caucus, and has risen immediately to provide the same high level of legislative accomplishment, accessibility, and constituent service that the 34th District has come to expect from past Senators like Sharon Nelson, Joe McDermott, Erik Poulsen, and Dow Constantine himself.

      His legislative record, for anybody who cares for facts, and not uninformed innuendo, is right here:


      and also at leg.wa.gov.

      We are fortunate to have him, and I have little doubt he would be a terrific County Executive.

      • Jeannie May 23, 2021 (12:35 am)

        I’d vote for Joe over Dow. I liked Dow at first, but now he seems to be driven mainly by ambition.Total respect for Joe.

        • Scubafrog May 23, 2021 (7:09 am)

          Agreed, I’d vote for Joe 1000 times over Dow.  Dow’s appears to be a fully politically-motivated, and somewhat morally-compromised.  I haven’t met any Durkan or Dow supporters in real life, it would be fascinating to see (like trump supporters), why they support such people.

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