by Ben Adlin
More members of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s own party are calling for her to resign over the City’s violent handling of recent protests against racism and police brutality.
On Thursday, Democratic leaders from three of five Seattle-area legislative districts issued a joint statement urging Durkan to step down immediately. If she doesn’t, the groups said, the City Council should use its power to remove her. Continue reading Seattle Democratic Groups Demand Durkan Resign or Face Removal
by John Colby
Ongoing troubles in the 37th District Democratic Party continued last Monday. For those new to the controversy, it stems from a failed attempt to recruit Precinct Committee Officers (PCO) without an election. A combination of state law and Democratic Party bylaws bar individuals who didn’t run for PCO positions from voting after November 30 on appointments and leadership positions.
Continue reading Controversy Continues at 37th District Dem Meeting
by Cliff Cawthon
(Updated 12/5/16 at 11:45am)
Despite what most in the left- leaning 37th District saw as a devastating and traumatic Presidential result, the 2016 election did bring some key wins down the ballot. Progressives such as State Senator Pramila Jayapal, representing the 37th Legislative District (LD), came away with a victory in the race for the 7th Congressional District position—leaving open her seat in the most diverse and progressive district in the state of Washington. Or, as we at the Emerald call it, the “most eclectic place on earth.” Continue reading Who Will Be The 37th District’s Next State Senator?