Monday, December 6, 2021

Sarah Nelson defeats Nikkita Oliver, Teresa Moskeda defeats challenger Kenneth Wilson in Seattle City Council races

Sarah Nelson defeated Nikkita Oliver in a high-profile race for 9th position in Seattle City Council.

A new batch of ballot counts on Thursday confirmed a seemingly likely victory for Nelson, giving her a big lead on election night. She was in the lead with 57% of the vote.

Although Oliver has made some progress since Tuesday, they will need to get roughly 72% of the remaining votes. Oliver received 51% of the ballots counted on Thursday after nearly 30,000 votes.

Nelson, 55, a former Seattle City Councilor and co-founder of Fremont Brewing, has spoken out against City Hall’s dysfunction, arguing that the council is neglecting city services by being obsessed with building a left-wing political movement.

“It’s time to get together and rebuild our city,” she tweeted Thursday with a photo of the rainbow.

Oliver, 35, an anti-racist activist, lawyer and leader of a nonprofit organization, has advocated radical changes, including ending exclusive zoning for one family across the city and cutting police funding by 50%.

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In the less popular race for 8th position of the Council, the incumbent Teresa Mosqueda defeated Kenneth Wilson, a bridge engineer who surprised some with a strong enough result despite being little-known and heavily squandered.

Moskeda received about 56% of the vote after Thursday’s vote count against 44% for Wilson.

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