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The city of Seattle had some very consequential election contests yesterday. In my opinion, the most momentous occurrence was in the race for city attorney. The previous officeholder was genuinely soft on crime and criminals, releasing many multiple offenders, multiple times, to go back to the streets and offend again. The two women who were running to replace him could not have been more different. Nicole Thomas-Kennedy described herself as an “abolitionist,” meaning that if elected, she planned to abolish the police department and quit prosecuting all misdemeanor crimes, which she said were solely due to “poverty.” Ann Davison, on the other hand, is a Republican, active in local politics, who vowed to help clean up the homeless camps and pay attention to the issues in the Seattle public schools, which have upset many Seattle parents. Davison won. I am flabbergasted, but very pleased, at this result.
Have the citizens of Seattle suddenly awakened to the cesspool that their city is becoming and associated that decline with the leftists they continue to elect? It looks like it, and I wish them, and their new leaders, all the best in improving their city.Published in