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.
Socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant is holding a news conference Tuesday to announce plans for securing a $15 an hour minimum wage for workers in the city.
Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.
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.
A socialist candidate is gaining as more ballots are counted in a close Seattle City Council race.