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Sara Nelson solidifies win in race for Seattle Position 9 at-large council seat

Nov 2, 2021, 8:28 PM | Updated: Nov 8, 2021, 3:44 pm
Sara Nelson...
(courtesy Sara Nelson for City Council)
(courtesy Sara Nelson for City Council)

With a large majority of votes now tallied, Sara Nelson is nearing victory in the race for Seattle’s Position 9 at-large city council seat, garnering 54% of the as of Monday. Trailing is Nikkita Oliver with 46% of the vote.

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Oliver made up ground in recent tallies after being down by double-digit points on election night, but ultimately it wasn’t enough to overcome their early deficit.

Nelson co-owns Fremont Brewing. She served as a legislative advisor to former councilmember Richard Conlin and placed third in a 2017 at-large city council primary.

Oliver, an attorney and the executive director of the organization Creative Justice, was a founding member of the Seattle Peoples Party. They placed third in the 2017 mayoral primary.

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Sara Nelson solidifies win in race for Seattle Position 9 at-large council seat