City of Seattle Edit
Seattle is a charter city with a Mayor-Council form of government. Greg Nickels is the Mayor of Seattle; he was elected in 2001. The Seattle City Council is made up of nine members, all elected annually at large (that is, not by geographic districts).
- Real-time Seattle 911 Fire Calls on a map
- City of Seattle official website
- Seattle Channel TV 21 official website
- Seattle City Council website
- Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
- Arts Resource Network Resources for Artists & Arts & Cultural Organizations
- Seattle Networking Guide List of leading political and civic groups in Seattle region
King County Edit
King County is the largest county in Washington State and includes Seattle (the county seat), as well as the cities of Bellevue, Renton, Burien, Federal Way, Tacoma, Edmonds, Puyallup and Lakewood. The current county Executive is Ron Sims.
- King County official website
- Seattle on "Giki", a Wikia about Government
- Wikipedia King County article
State government Edit
State senators and house representatives depend on your district. You can find them through the Washington State Legislature website.
Christine Gregoire is the Washington State Governor.
- Note: There was some controversy surrounding the outcome of the 2004 governor's election; see The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, or Google News search for "Washington State governor race" for a sample of news coverage.
Federal representatives Edit
United States House of Representatives members are elected every two years and vary by district. View the House website to find your representative. Seattle is represented in the House by Jim McDermott.
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