Nearly 80% of Seattle King County REALTORS®’’ (SKCR) endorsed candidates won during King County’s general election in November, according to a press release.
The election was held on Nov. 2, and results were certified last week.
Historically, odd-year general elections in King County see lower voter turnout, and this year was no different. After the votes were tallied, King County reported a 43.41% voter turnout, slightly lower than the average of 44%.
“For Seattle King County REALTORS®, this election was important because we need elected officials to prioritize our housing crisis,” according to a statement in the release. “Realtor volunteers conducted interviews with candidates, assessing stances on important issues like fair housing, zoning, point-of-sale requirements and tax issues.”
Eddie Chang, SKCR’s vice president of governmental and public affairs, was present for all of the candidate interviews and helped develop a scoring sheet that ranked candidates consistently. “The scoring sheets help us be objective in our evaluations,” Chang noted. “We need elected officials who share our Realtor values and appreciate the hard work we do as real estate professionals.”