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Councilwoman Sawant being sworn in (photo courtesy of Seattle City Council)

Socialist Sworn In As Seattle City Council Member, Promises ‘Massive’ Reform

A former community college professor who won a surprising citywide election was sworn in Monday as the first socialist City Council member in Seattle’s modern history.

01/07/2014

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Seattle Elects Socialist To City Council

Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.

11/15/2013

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Socialist Candidate Takes Lead In Seattle City Council Race

Voters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, are close to electing a Socialist candidate to the City Council.

11/13/2013

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