|Washington House of Representatives, District 43a|
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.
Sawant's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
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|
|Socialist Alternative||Kshama Sawant||50.9%||93,682|
|Democratic||Richard Conlin Incumbent||49.1%||90,531|
Sawant ran in the 2012 election for the 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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 43b, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Frank Chopp Incumbent||70.6%||49,125|
|Socialist Alternative||Kshama Sawant||29.4%||20,425|
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Kshama Sawant campaign website
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