Ballot Access News, August 7, 2013:
On August 6, Seattle held non-partisan primaries for city office, including four of the city’s nine city council seats. Seattle elects all its city council members at-large. Candidates file for one particular position, and voters vote separately for each position. Kshama Sawant, a leader of Socialist Alternative Party, polled 33% in a three-candidate race. She will now run in November against incumbent Richard Conlin in a two-person race. Conlin polled 49%. See this story. Thanks to Scott West for the news.