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Fall 2022

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BY MIKE PATTISON AFFORDABLE HOUSING COUNCIL MANAGER MBAKS T he 2022 primary election saw 34 of 35 Affordable Housing Council (AHC)-endorsed candidates move forward to the November general election ballot. Twenty-nine of those candidates finished first in their primary. After much prognostication and speculation about a coming shift in political fortunes, the August primary election proved to be a status quo exercise. Incumbents looking to retain their seats easily moved forward. Vacant seats available due to a slew of retirements from the State Legislature saw presumed successors also take the next step. Support housing-friendly candidates with the AHC at AHC Candidates Fare Well in Local Elections It was thought that several legislative districts in King and Snohomish counties would be "battleground" areas in this recent primary . That wind appears to have come out of the sails. There is still a significant amount of work left for the AHC this fall. We continue to conduct candidate interviews for several open seats where the group was not involved during the primary. The interview process is our best opportunity to have in-depth conversations with potential office holders about their views on housing. Register at M B A K S E D U C AT I O N Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion MBAKS is partnering with ANEW to provide members with the RISE Up program, focused on Respect, Inclusion, Safety, and Equity in the construction trades. 55 FALL 2022 | master BUILDER HOUSING ADVOCACY

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