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).

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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.

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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 Senators serve six-year terms. The current U.S. Senators for Washington State are Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.

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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