KCTS 9 has just announced that it will be airing the first in-depth post-election interview with newly elected Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn a week from today (Friday, November 20th).Howie P.S.: I missed the above when it first appeared last Friday. Publicola's post about "Vulcan’s Presence" in the McGinn administration is prompting the first pushback to the McGinn takeover. From the comments:
KCTS Connects host Enrique Cerna will be asking McGinn about who he plans to tap for key administrative positions like Deputy Mayor and Police Chief, as well as his plans for tackling the range of challenges he'll face after taking office.
Cerna will also ask McGinn questions sent in by KCTS viewers. Questions may be submitted online at KCTS' website now.
Meet The New Mayor: A KCTS 9 Connects Special will start at 7:30 PM next Friday. For those who can't tune in then to watch, the program will also be made available for streaming and downloading online afterwards.
Incidentally, as of this afternoon, McGinn's lead over Joe Mallahan stands at 6,475 votes (51.04% to 47.84%). It's not a blowout, but it's a much stronger position than the tenuous lead McGinn had on Election Night.
Mallahan conceded the election to McGinn on Monday.
McGinn's win remains the only outcome that the usually-reliable Washington Poll failed to accurately predict. (Last year, the poll got Sound Transit Proposition 1 wrong, but was otherwise correct in forecasting who the winners would be).
Monday, November 16, 2009
"Got a question for Mayor-elect Mike McGinn?"
Andrew (NPI Advocate):