Seattle mayoral election, 2013

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Seattle mayoral election, 2013
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  Ed Murray cropped.jpg Mike McGinn 04.jpg
Candidate Ed Murray Michael McGinn
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 100,017 90,454
Percentage 52% 47%

Mayor before election

Michael McGinn

Elected Mayor

Ed Murray

The 2013 Seattle mayoral election took place on November 5, 2013, to elect the mayor of Seattle. Incumbent Mayor Michael McGinn ran for re-election to a second term in office.[1]

Municipal elections in Washington are officially non-partisan. A non-partisan primary was held on August 6, 2013. The top two finishers, State Senator Ed Murray, who received 30% of the vote, and incumbent Mayor McGinn, who received 29% of the vote, advanced to the November general election.

Murray won the general election with 52% of the votes.[2]

Primary election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

On the ballot[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Tim
Burgess
Joey
Gray
Bruce
Harrell
David
Ishii
Kate
Martin
Mary
Martin
Michael
McGinn
Doug
McQuaid
Ed
Murray
Ron
Sims
Charlie
Staadecker
Peter
Steinbrueck
Undecided
SurveyUSA July 15–18, 2013 501 ± 4.5% 1% 11% 1% 2% 21% 1% 22% 3% 14% 25%
SurveyUSA May 17–19, 2013 552 ± 4.3% 12% 4% 3% 22% 15% 4% 17% 23%
SurveyUSA March 4–7, 2013 647 ± 3.9% 10% 5% 0% 3% 15% 9% 15% 1% 7% 34%
11% 6% 0% 4% 19% 8% 1% 10% 38%

Results[edit]

Primary election result[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Ed Murray 42,314 29.85%
Nonpartisan Michael McGinn 40,501 28.57%
Nonpartisan Peter Steinbrueck 22,913 16.16%
Nonpartisan Bruce Harrell 21,580 15.22%
Nonpartisan Charlie Staadecker 6,288 4.44%
Nonpartisan Doug McQuaid 2,546 1.80%
Nonpartisan Kate Martin 2,479 1.75%
Nonpartisan Mary Martin 1,498 1.06%
Nonpartisan Joey Gray 1,318 0.93%
Nonpartisan Write-in 334 0.24%
Totals 141,771 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Michael
McGinn
Ed
Murray
Undecided
Strategies 360 October 14–16, 2013 400 ± 4.9% 34% 51% 15%
SurveyUSA October 2013 557 ± 4.2% 32% 52% 15%
Public Policy Polling October 4–6, 2013 570 ± ? 28% 52% 20%
SurveyUSA September 14–15, 2013 503 ± 4.5% 30% 52% 18%

Results[edit]

Seattle Mayoral Election, 2013[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Ed Murray 100,017 52.05% {{{change}}}
Nonpartisan Michael McGinn 90,454 47.07% {{{change}}}
Write-ins 1,689 0.88% {{{change}}}
Plurality 9,563
Turnout 192,160

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barnett, Erica C. (March 12, 2012). "McGinn Kickoff Brings In "Just Under" $5,000". PubliCola. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "King County Election Results". KingCounty.gov. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Lynn Thompson and Keith Ervin (17 May 2013). "2 more join Seattle mayor’s race; other high-profile battles scarce". Seattle Times. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Lynn Thompson (15 Jan 2013). "Harrell joins mayor’s race, calls McGinn’s style ineffective". Seattle Times. Retrieved 16 Jan 2013. 
  5. ^ Emily Heffter (17 Dec 2012). "Greenwood activist Kate Martin to run for Seattle mayor". Seattle Times. Retrieved 5 Jan 2013. 
  6. ^ Andrew Garber. "Legislature's Ed Murray Wants to Run for Seattle Mayor". Seattle Times. 
  7. ^ Lynn Thompson (13 Dec 2012). "Charlie Staadecker a dark horse in mayoral race". Seattle Times. Retrieved 5 Jan 2013. 
  8. ^ Emily Heffter (19 Dec 2012). "Steinbrueck kicks off campaign with vision of a “city for all”". Politics Northwest. Seattle Times. Retrieved 5 Jan 2013. 
  9. ^ Barnett, Erica C. (May 17, 2013). "Friday Jolt: Burgess Withdraws from Mayor's Race". Seattle Metropolitan. 
  10. ^ Dominic Holden (18 Jan 2013). "Holy Crap! Another Candidate for Mayor!". Slog. The Stranger. Retrieved 24 Jan 2013. 
  11. ^ Holden, Dominic (March 13, 2013). "David Ishii Won't Be Next Mayor". Slog. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ Stiles, Marc (November 1, 2012). "Seattle City Council President Sally Clark: no plan to run for mayor". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ Lamm, Greg (April 1, 2013). "Chamber CEO Maud Daudon puts mayoral rumors to rest". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  14. ^ Connelly, Joel (March 11, 2013). "Ron Sims won't run for mayor". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections/2013aug-primary/results/seattle/mayor.aspx
  16. ^ "Unofficial Results - General Election - November 5, 2013". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 7, 2013.