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1999 Seattle Election Information




Lists of

Employers of

by Type

Contrib. by

Contrib. by

by Type

Indep. Expend.
& PACs


Primary Election
Voters' Guide

General Election
Voters' Guide


Law, Rules
and Filing

Election Home Page


Disclosure sites now available for the following Election Cycles

2000 Election Cycle
2001 Election Cycle
2003 Election Cycle


Welcome to the Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission 1999 Election Home Page.

If you want to learn more about the candidates and ballot issues on the ballot this year then check out the Primary Election Voters' Guide or General Election Voters' Guide. There you will find Voters' Pamphlet statements, pictures of the candidates, the text of each ballot issue and streaming video of the Video Voters' Guide presentations of each candidate and ballot issue presentation.

If you have questions about the financing of Seattle Candidate and Ballot Issue campaigns this is the best place to look. Check out the actual disclosure filings of the candidates and ballot issue campaigns, or review our summary reports such as Contributions by Neighborhood or Total Contributions.

For now, this site has numerous sections, each accessible using the top menu bar. You're in the Home section now, where you will find general tips on using this site for research. Click on Instructions, Notes or Links on the left side of this page to see these tips.

To switch to another section simply click on the appropriate menu option above. A brief description of some of the sections follows:


In the Filings section you will find replicas of all of the disclosure reports filed by Seattle candidates and ballot issues for the 1999 election cycle. Campaigns are required to periodically file reports disclosing information about their contributions and expenditures.

The Registration Statement (C1) reports basic information about the campaign, their mailing address, who their officers are, where their bank account is maintained and more. Campaigns must file a C1 at the beginning of the campaign, and each time the relevant information changes, such as when they change addresses.

The Report of Bank Deposit (C3) provides detailed information about contributions and other receipts deposited into a campaign's bank account. This report is filled out each time the campaign makes a deposit.

The Summary Report (C4) provides summarized information about the financial condition of the campaign. It also provides detailed information on expenditures, in-kind contributions, pledges and debts. This report is filled out at the end of each reporting period covering all activity during that period. It is usually filed once a month, but also 21 days before an election and 7 days before an election.

We are planning to keep the Filings section up to date within one business day through the rest of the year.


This section of the site provides basic information about each campaign, what office or ballot issue they are contesting, their mailing address, etc... It also contains links to other sections of the site that contain detailed information about a specific campaign you might be interested in.

We are planning to keep the Campaigns section up to date within one business day through the rest of the year, when new candidates file a registration statement (C1) we are planning to include them in this section within one business day.

Total Contributions

Graphs and tables showing total contributions to all city campaigns.

We are planning to keep this section up to date within one business day through the rest of the year.

Total Expenditures

Graphs and tables showing total expenditures of all city campaigns.

We are planning to keep this section up to date within one business day through the rest of the year.

Lists & Databases

A database of all contributors to 1999 Seattle campaigns. This database does not contain the street address and zip code of the contributors, but it does show their name, amount contributed, city, state, employer and occupation. More lists will be added to this section later in the year.

This section may not always be as up to date as other sections of the site. We make efforts to 'dedupe' this list so that if a contributor makes two or more contributions on different dates to the same campaign they will only appear here once. This takes a little time, especially as the volume of contributions picks up over the summer and fall.

Historical Comparisons

A look back at average contribution sizes and total contributions raised for past Seattle campaigns, with 1999 cycle-to-date figures for comparison.

This section may not be as up to date as other sections. Again, additional staff work is required to generate the reports in this section, especially after August 1st.



If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this site please contact Bob DeWeese. We really depend on your suggestions for ways to make disclosure data more accessible and understandable. Please contact us.

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