Local Politics

The Seattle Times covers politics and government in Seattle, the Eastside, Washington state and the Northwest. Topics include lawmaking and policy; the mayor, city and county councils; the state Legislature and Supreme Court; and city, county and state agencies. Topics also include campaigns, candidates and elections; levy proposals; ballot initiatives; and Democratic and Republican parties.


Russian hackers tried to access Washington state’s voting systems, officials say

FILE – In this May 4, 2016 file photo, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman poses for a photo at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. A Republican has overseen Washington state elections for over 50 years despite Democrats dominating most other statewide offices, and Secretary of State Wyman — currently the lone statewide elected Republican not only in Washington state, but the entire west coast — faces a challenge from Democrat Tina Podlodowski, a former Microsoft manager who served as an adviser to current Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Russian hackers tried unsuccessfully to access Washington state’s election systems before the 2016 general election, according to the state Secretary of State’s Office.

More Headlines