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Kshama Sawant

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Kshama Sawant
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Washington House of Representatives, District 43a
PartySocialist Alternative
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Kshama Sawant was elected to Position 2 on the Seattle City Council in the November 5, 2013 election. She is the first self-proclaimed socialist to be elected in Seattle in over a century.[1]

Previously she was a 2012 Socialist Alternative candidate for District 43b of the Washington House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

Sawant's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "A state and federal jobs program to provide living-wage jobs for all and rebuild our economy with green technology."
  • Excerpt "Tax freeloading big corporations and millionaires to fund job programs, schools, public transit and social services."
  • Excerpt: "No cuts to social services! No layoffs or attacks on public sector unions! Reverse all budget cuts to education, healthcare, and the Disability Lifeline."
  • Excerpt: "Raise the state minimum wage to $15/hour."
  • Excerpt: "For a moratorium on home foreclosures."

Elections

2013

Sawant ran for the 2nd Position on the Seattle City Council and was narrowly victorious in an upset election against the incumbent, Richard Conlin, on November 5, 2013

City of Seattle, City Council, Position 2, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Socialist Alternative Green check mark transparent.pngKshama Sawant 50.9% 93,682
     Democratic Richard Conlin Incumbent 49.1% 90,531
Total Votes 184,213

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sawant ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 43b. Sawant advanced past the August 7 blanket primary with an unprecedented write-in win; she also advanced in District 43a, but did not continue to run there. Sawant was defeated by incumbent Frank Chopp (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 43b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Chopp Incumbent 70.6% 49,125
     Socialist Alternative Kshama Sawant 29.4% 20,425
Total Votes 69,550

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