Saturday, December 4, 2021

Dow Constantine wins fourth term as executive director of King County by defeating Senator Joe Nguyen

Dow Constantine won a fourth term as executive director of King County, the first person to do so in more than half a century.

Constantine was led by State Senator Joe Nguyen with more than 56% of the vote after Thursday’s count. Nguyen has managed to roll back less than a percentage point since Tuesday evening.

The Seattle Times called Constantine’s election Thursday afternoon.

With this victory, Constantine took over the state’s largest county for 16 years, the longest tenure since the county adopted its current system of government.

Konstantin, 59, has highlighted a number of progressive management breakthroughs, including a newly expanded light rail system that will soon expand again, a new program to convert old hotels into one-stop shelters, and a multi-billion dollar COVID-19 response. he named the best of “any major jurisdiction in the country.”

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It surpassed Nguyen’s fundraising by more than eight times.

Constantine said his top priorities will include protecting everyone in King County, climate initiatives, and protecting and restoring Puget Sound. He said he felt people were ready for big changes.

“Things were unfastened; – people woke up, – said Konstantin on Tuesday evening. “They are ready to take big steps.”

Konstantin also refused to rule out the possibility of running for a higher office if he became available during his term.

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