The GSBA Blog

Understanding Your 2021 Primary Election Ballot

by Matt Landers, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations
| Jul 20, 2021
Ballots are due in the 2021 primary election on August 3, and there is a lot to consider! Cities and counties across Washington are holding local elections and as usual voters are also being asked to weigh in on ballot measures. GSBA is active on issue politics and often takes positions on ballot measures, however we do not endorse candidates.

King County Proposition 1
GSBA has endorsed the Best Starts for Kids levy renewal and encourages everyone to vote YES on King County Proposition 1.

Seattle Mayoral Candidate Interviews
With a large field of candidates running for Mayor in Seattle this year, the GSBA Policy Council decided to do pre-primary video interviews with candidates. With questions submitted by members and the Policy Council, the candidates were able to speak to some of the most pressing issues for GSBA members in Seattle. Policy Council members Denise Diskin and Eve Hwang, along with GSBA's Matt Landers, conducted these interviews during the second week of July. Each video is around 15-20 minutes long.

GSBA Members Running for Office
Every year we feature statements from GSBA members running for office. While we do not endorse candidates (and we have had instances of multiple members running for the same office), we welcome the opportunity for these individuals to share their platform with fellow GSBA members. For 2021, member candidates who have submitted statements include: