Yesterday, the results of King County’s November 2nd election were certified. Historically, odd-year general elections in King County see lower voter turnout, an average of 44% of registered voters. This election was no different: after the votes were tallied, King County saw 43.41% voter turnout.
For Seattle King County REALTORS®, this election was important because we need elected officials to prioritize our housing crisis. REALTOR® volunteers conducted interviews with candidates, assessing stances on important issues like fair housing, zoning, Point-of-Sale requirements, and tax issues.
Eddie Chang, VP of Governmental and Public Affairs, who was present for all the candidate interviews and helped develop a scoring sheet that ranked candidates consistently, said “the scoring sheets help us be objective in our evaluations. We need elected officials who share our REALTOR® values and appreciate the hard work we do as real estate professionals.”
The certified election results show that 78% of SKCR’s 49 endorsed candidates won. Melissa Stuart, councilwoman-elect for Redmond’s Position 4, was grateful for Seattle King County Realtors support: “I look forward to a continued partnership as we work to build stronger, affordable, and a more vibrant community for Redmond families.”
See the results in Seattle King County REALTORS® election roundup below!