Kshama Sawant

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Kshama Sawant
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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 43a
PartySocialist Alternative
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Kshama Sawant was a 2012 Socialist Alternative candidate for District 43b of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Sawant's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • 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."



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.[2][3]

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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