Capitol Hill clearly knows — 2012 — 2008 — how to do election night. Tuesday, incumbent Mike McGinn and challenger Ed Murray will be only a few blocks away from each other on E Pike as the mayoral candidates watch the first returns come in just after 8:15 PM. Meanwhile, Socialist candidate Kshama Sawant, who has made a surprisingly effective run for the Seattle City Council seat of longtimer Richard Conlin, is also planning a Capitol Hill party. Details on the free and open-to-the-public events are below.
Capitol Hill Election Night 2013 Parties
- Mike McGinn at 95 Slide — Info
722 E Pike, 6 PM — “Come join us at 95 Slide on Election night to watch the results come in!”
- Ed Murray at Neumos — Info
925 E Pike, 7 PM — “State Sen. Ed Murray has represented Seattle’s 43rd Legislative District in the legislature since 1995 and currently serves as the Senate Majority Leader.”
- Kshama Sawant at Melrose Studios — Info
1532 Minor Ave. below the Melrose Market, 6 PM — “After a months-long campaign that has seen nationally unprecedented success for an openly socialist candidate, supporters, volunteers, and staff will gather election night to see whether that success culminates in a victory for Kshama Sawant.”
- Courtney Gregoire at Sole Repair — Info
1001 E Pike, 7 PM
- Dow Constantine at Lost Lake — Info
1505 10th Ave, 6 PM — “Lost Lake is hosting King County Executive Dow Constantine’s at 7pm, and we’ll have all the election coverage on our TV’s. “
More CHS Election 2013 coverage
- The Mayor of Capitol Hill: 5 questions about the Hill, from the Hill
- What went down in Barboza at the McGinn (2 gongs) vs. Murray (3 gongs) forum
- CHS mayor survey respondents say McGinn better for Capitol Hill — and predict he’ll lose
- Candidate Murray counts Hill home turf, establishment endorsements among his support: As a 29-year resident of Capitol Hill representing central Seattle for 18 of those years in the state legislature, it’s hard to deny Ed Murray knows his neighborhood.
- Can incumbent McGinn charm Hill voters again? He’s a political establishment outsider from New York, and prior to his Seattle victory he had never held public office. Nevertheless Mayor Mike McGinn persevered in 2009 to become the city’s mayor.
- Sawant and Conlin square off on rent control at Capitol Hill’s Seattle Central
- NIMBY heaven or real representation? Seattle City Council district proposal heads to ballot
- Seattle weighs support for GMO labels
- Like to stay alive? King County Medic One levy will be on November’s ballot
- Panel: Should Seattle election campaigns be publicly financed?