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Kshama Sawant

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Kshama Sawant /ʃɑːmə sɑːˈwʌnt/; born October 17, 19732 is an American socialist politician and member of Socialist Alternative who sits on the Seattle City Council34 A former software engineer, Sawant became a part-time economics instructor in Seattle5 after immigrating to the United States Sawant ran unsuccessfully for the Washington House of Representatives before winning her seat on the Seattle City Council Sawant was the first socialist to win a citywide election in Seattle since Anna Louise Strong was elected to the School Board in 191646


  • 1 Background
  • 2 Education and teaching career
  • 3 Washington State House of Representatives campaign
  • 4 Seattle City Council
    • 41 2013 election
    • 42 Tenure
      • 421 Opposition to US support of Israel
    • 43 2015 election
      • 431 Campaign issues
      • 432 Results
  • 5 Political positions
    • 51 Involvement with Occupy
    • 52 Economic policies
    • 53 Environment, education, and immigration
    • 54 Political affiliations and ideological views
    • 55 Arrest and statements on civil disobedience
  • 6 Electoral history
  • 7 Notes
  • 8 Further reading
  • 9 External links


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Sawant was born to Vasundhara and H T Ramanujam in Pune, India, in a Hindu middle-class family Her mother is a retired principal and her father, a civil engineer, was killed by a drunk driver when Sawant was 137 Sawant's observations of poverty in her native country and her unhappiness with the Indian caste system helped shape her political views before her adoption of socialism Sawant grew up in Mumbai where she later studied computer science and graduated with a BSc from the University of Mumbai in 1994 She married her husband Vivek, an engineer at Microsoft, and moved to the United States They have since become estranged8 Sawant's husband filed for and obtained a legal divorce in 20149 She remarried in August 2016 to Calvin Priest10

Education and teaching careeredit

Shocked by the level of poverty she saw, Sawant decided to abandon the computer engineering field3 She pursued studies in economics because of what she described as her own "questions of economic inequality"11 She entered the economics program at North Carolina State University where she earned a PhD Her dissertation was titled Elderly Labor Supply in a Rural, Less Developed Economy1213 Sawant moved to Seattle in 2006 and became a Socialist Alternative party member She became a United States citizen in 201014

She was a part-time teacher at Seattle Central Community College, a position that was not renewed15 She taught briefly at Seattle University and she was once a visiting assistant professor at Washington and Lee University16

Washington State House of Representatives campaignedit

In 2012, Sawant ran unsuccessfully for Position 1 in the 43rd District of the Washington House of Representatives, representing Seattle17 Sawant also ran and advanced past the primaries as a write-in win for Position 217 Washington state law allowed her to choose the election in which she would run, but as a write-in candidate, she was not permitted to state her party preference17 Sawant successfully sued the Washington secretary of state for the right to be listed as a Socialist Alternative member on the ballot17 Sawant challenged incumbent house speaker Frank Chopp in the general election on November 6, 2012 She received 29% of the vote to Chopp's 70%18

Seattle City Counciledit

2013 electionedit

After her unsuccessful run for the House, Sawant entered the race for Seattle City Council with a campaign organized by the Socialist Alternative11 She won 35% of the vote in the August primary election, and advanced into the general election for the at-large council position 2 against incumbent Richard Conlin, making her the first socialist to advance to a general election in Seattle since 199119 On November 15, 2013, Conlin conceded to Sawant when returns showed him down by 1,640 votes or approximately 1% of the vote420

Sawant's victory made her the first socialist to win a citywide election in Seattle since Anna Louise Strong was elected to the School Board in 191646 and the first socialist on the City Council since A W Piper, elected in 18772122

Sawant declared a victory in May 2014 after Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced an increase in the minimum wage to $15, which was the cornerstone of her campaign for City Council, but she is not pleased that large corporations will be allowed a few years to phase in the wage hike23 During a speech at the City Council on the day of the vote she said, "We did this Workers did this Today’s first major victory for 15 will inspire people all over the nation"24

Several Democrats endorsed her candidacy25 Celebrity endorsements included Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian26

Sawant received no endorsements from sitting Council members but councilor Mike O'Brien expressed support of the idea of third party candidates while explicitly declining to extend an endorsement of Sawant27 The Stranger alt-weekly endorsed both her State House and her City Council candidacy28 Councilman Nick Licata also declined to endorse her but spoke positively of her campaign saying, "she has been able to craft a message that is understandable, simple and eschews most of the rhetoric" and when her eventual election victory seemed unlikely, he expressed his hope that Sawant would not "disappear after the election if she loses She represents the poor, the immigrants, the refugees – the folks who are not in our City Council offices lobbying us"29


During her campaign, Sawant said that, if elected, she would donate the portion of her salary as a City Council member that exceeded the average salary in Seattle3031 On January 27, 2014, she announced that she would live on $40,000 of her $117,000 salary32 She places the rest into a political fund that she uses for social justice campaigns33

Sawant unsuccessfully called for the expansion of bus and light rail capacity with a millionaire's tax She has also unsuccessfully called for "transit justice", which would free user fares; an increase in free transit services to the poor, especially communities in south Seattle; and restriction of transit options to communities that "can afford other options" until the foregoing measures are implemented11343536

Opposition to US support of Israeledit

During the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict, Sawant unsuccessfully urged the Seattle City Council to condemn both Israel's attacks on Gaza and Hamas's attacks on Israel, and called on President Obama and Congress to denounce the Israeli blockade of Gaza and to cut off all military assistance to Israel3738 Sawant's call to condemn Israel's actions prompted a response from Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer, calling for Sawant to retract the statement39

2015 electionedit

Regarding her re-election campaign, on April 7, 2015, progressive journalist Chris Hedges endorsed Kshama Sawant4041

Campaign issuesedit

The core issues of Sawant's campaign were a successful minimum wage increase to US$15/hour, an unsuccessful "millionaire's tax" or income tax on wealthy Seattleites, and an unsuccessful rent control program19 Back during the 2013 campaign, Sawant had said rent control is "something everyone supports, except real estate developers and people like Richard Conlin" and compared the legal fight for its implementation to same-sex marriage, and the legalization of marijuana in the United States, both of which she supports1134 Her campaign for a $15 an hour minimum wage has been credited for bringing the issue into the mainstream and attracting support for the policy from both Seattle former Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle current Mayor Ed Murray42 In response to criticism that a $15 an hour minimum wage could hurt the economy, she said, "If making sure that workers get out of poverty would severely impact the economy, then maybe we don't need this economy"33

She is also a supporter of expanding public transit and bikeways, ending corporate welfare, ending racial profiling, reducing taxes on small businesses and homeowners, protecting public sector unions from layoffs, living wage union jobs, and social services35

Sawant's platform of non-local Seattle issues, like rent control, income tax, corporate welfare, supporting the minimum wage outside Seattle, in SeaTac, Washington, and other cities, and participating in the Seattle Arctic drilling protests drew as much criticism from Sawant's opponents as it won favor with her liberal supporters43 Her District 3 opponent Pamela Banks said Sawant's status as a national figure, her travel and fundraising outside Seattle, speaking in support of her Socialist Alternative party, and her devotion to issues outside the jurisdiction of her City Council office were a dereliction of her primary duty to serve her constituents, "You can't represent the people without doing the work of government"43 Banks' campaign said that Sawant was out of touch with her constituents, too busy to meet with them, and that Sawant's strident political positions were divisive, alienating potential allies43 The Seattle Times, in their endorsement of Banks, said the City Council "isn't a job for an ideologue" and that "the District 3 seat is more than a podium", that it "needs a collaborative leader to work with other districts and balance resources and investment"44


Sawant advanced through the primary election for City Council District 3 representative on August 4, 2015 with 52% of the vote, 18 percentage points ahead of her closest opponent, Pamela Banks at 34%4546

Voters returned Sawant to the City Council and made her the first District 3 representative in November 2015, with 17,170 votes counted for Sawant and 13,427 for Banks, or 5596% to 4376%47 With incumbent O'Brien elected to District 6, and former Licata aide Lisa Herbold elected to District 1, they, along with Sawant, became the new progressive bloc of the Council, which became majority female with the addition of two other women, Debora Juarez and Lorena González48 Sawant, as one of the four people of color on the new Council, also became part of a younger and more diverse Council, the first to seat members by district in more than 100 years48

Political positionsedit

Involvement with Occupyedit

Before running for office, Sawant received attention as an organizer in the local Occupy movement119 She praised Occupy for putting "class," "capitalism," and "socialism" into the political debate34 After Occupy Seattle protestors were removed from Westlake Park by order of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Sawant helped bring them to the Capitol Hill campus of Seattle Central Community College, where they remained for two months11 She joined with Occupy activists working with local organizations to resist home evictions and foreclosures, and was arrested with several Occupy activists including Dorli Rainey on July 31, 2012 for blocking King County Sheriff's deputies from evicting a man from his home49

The Sawant state campaign criticized the raiding of Occupy Wall Street activists' homes by the Seattle Police Department's SWAT team5051 She also advocated on LGBT issues, women's issues, people of color issues and opposed cuts to education and other social programs52 She gave a teach-in course at an all-night course at Seattle Central Community College53

Economic policiesedit

Sawant has advocated the nationalization of large Washington State corporations such as Boeing, Microsoft, and Amazoncom54 and expressed a desire to see privately owned housing in "Millionaire's Row" in the Capitol Hill neighborhood turned into publicly owned shared housing saying, "When things are exquisitely beautiful and rare, they shouldn't be privately owned"55 During an election victory rally for her City Council campaign, Sawant criticized Boeing for saying it would move jobs out of state if it could not get wage concessions and tax breaks She called this "economic terrorism" and said in several speeches that if Boeing moved jobs out of state, the workers should take over Boeing facilities and bring them into public ownership She has said they could be converted into multiple uses, such as production for mass transit5657 Sawant maintains that a socialist economy cannot exist in a single country and must be a global system just as capitalism today is a global system58

Environment, education, and immigrationedit

Sawant unsuccessfully opposed the construction of the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel calling it "environmentally destructive" and "something most people were against, most environmental groups were against"11

She unsuccessfully opposed the Seattle Public Schools Measures of Academic Progress test in public schools, and supported the teachers' boycott of the standardized tests35 Sawant has called for a revolt against student debt saying that "the laws of the rich are unenforceable if the working class refuses to obey those laws"34 She is an active member of the American Federation of Teachers union59 and has been critical of American labor union leadership, saying the leadership, "in the last 30 years has completely betrayed the working class They are hand in glove with the Democratic Party, pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into their campaigns, and they tell rank and file workers that you have to be happy with these crumbs" Sawant believes the American Labor movement should break with the Democratic Party and run grassroots left-wing candidates34

Sawant advocates for a moratorium on deportations of illegal immigrants from Seattle and granting unconditional citizenship for all persons currently in the United States without citizenship She opposes the E-Verify system35353655

Political affiliations and ideological viewsedit

Sawant is a member of the Socialist Alternative party, the United States section of the British-based Trotskyist international organization the Committee for a Workers' International CWI3459 Sawant has stated that she does not advocate for any system like the "bureaucratic dictatorship" of the former Soviet Union, but for democratic socialism meaning "the society being run democratically in the interest of all working people on the planet, all children - everybody who has needs, and all that being done in an environmentally sustainable manner"60 The Socialist Alliance articulated the Four Conditions for Revolution61 Sawant stated that her party had the lead for the anarchist 1999 Seattle WTO protests11

Sawant said she rejects working with either the Democratic or the Republican party and advocates abandoning the two-party system3 She has called for "a movement to break the undemocratic power of big business and build a society that works for working people, not corporate profits—a democratic socialist society"62

In 2013, Sawant urged other left-wing groups, including Greens and trade unions, "to use her campaign as a model to inspire a much broader movement"62

Arrest and statements on civil disobedienceedit

On November 19, 2014, Sawant was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct at a $15 minimum wage protest in Seatac, Washington63 She was released on $500 bail On May 1, 2015, a SeaTac municipal court judge dismissed charges against Sawant The judge determined that testimony provided by police demonstrated that it was technically the police themselves, not protesters, who had blocked traffic64

In a February 2017 piece in the socialist magazine Jacobin, Sawant called for a "wave of protests and strikes" on May Day, including "workplace actions as well a mass peaceful civil disobedience that shuts down highways, airports, and other key infrastructure"65 Sawant's statement was controversial: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said that it was "unfortunate and perhaps even tragic for an elected official to encourage people to confront and engage in confrontations with the police department" and the Washington State Patrol called the writings "irresponsible" and "reckless"66

Electoral historyedit

Graph of the 2015 City Council election, with size of circle showing number of votes cast and angle of pies showing percentage in each race67 Washington House of Representatives, District 43b, General Election, 20126869
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Frank Chopp 49,125 706% -162%
Socialist Alternative Kshama Sawant 20,425 294% N/A
Majority 28,700
Turnout 69,550
City of Seattle, City Council, Position 2, 20137071
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Kshama Sawant 93,682 5067% N/A
Nonpartisan Richard Conlin 90,531 4897% -2826%
Write-ins 665 036% +004%
Majority 3,151
Turnout 184,878
City of Seattle, City Council, District 3, 201547
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Kshama Sawant 17,170 5596% N/A
Nonpartisan Pamela Banks 13,427 4376% N/A
Write-ins 87 028% N/A
Majority 3,743
Turnout 31,613


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  5. ^ Atkins September 2, 2015, "Q&A: Councilmember Sawant on public broadband and a socialist Microsoft Drew", Crosscut 
  6. ^ a b Seattle elects first socialist City Council member KING 5 Retrieved November 15, 2013
  7. ^ Maria La Ganga November 20, 2013 "Socialist to occupy Seattle City Council" Los Angeles Times 
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  9. ^ Washington State Superior Court record 14-3-05664-1
  10. ^ http://wwwcapitolhillseattlecom/2016/08/where-is-kshama-getting-married
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "KEXP interview with Kshama Sawant" KEXP-FM 
  12. ^ Kshama Sawant "Elderly Labor Supply in a Rural, Less Developed Economy: An Empirical Study Graduate thesis" PDF North Carolina State University 
  13. ^ Clark, Robert L March 27, 2003 "Financial Education and Retirement Savings" PDF Retrieved September 4, 2012 
  14. ^ Brian M Rosenthal "Richard Conlin making issue of Kshama Sawant's voter registration" The Seattle Times 
  15. ^ Socialist Alternative "Socialist wins 29% of the vote" Retrieved January 25, 2016 
  16. ^ Clark, Robert L; d'Ambrosio, Madeleine B; McDermed, Ann A; Sawant, Kshama March 2006, "Retirement Plans And Saving Decisions: The Role Of Information And Education" PDF, Journal of Pension Economics & Finance, Cambridge University Press, 5 1: 45–67, doi:101017/S1474747205002271 
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  18. ^ "Legislative District 43 : Rep Position 2" King County Elections State Legislative Races Results, November 2012 General Election November 28, 2012 Retrieved August 7, 2013 
  19. ^ a b c Manuel Valdes November 16, 2013 "Socialist Kshama Sawant wins Seattle City Council seat" Associated Press 
  20. ^ Martha Kang and Manuel Valdes "Conlin Concedes to Socialist Sawant in Seattle Council Race" KPLUorg 
  21. ^ Dorpat, Paul January 1, 1999, Now & Then -- Seattle's Front Street now 1st Avenue; Essay 2585, HistoryLink, retrieved November 20, 2013 
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  23. ^ Ryan Buxton May 1, 2014 Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilwoman: McDonald's Doesn't Need Time To Phase In $15 Minimum Wage The Huffington Post Retrieved May 1, 2014
  24. ^ Speech by City Councilmember Sawant on $15 Victory Socialist Alternative Retrieved June 3, 2014
  25. ^ Deborah Wang "Activist Democrats Support Socialist Candidate Kshama Sawant" KUOW-FM 
  26. ^ Matt Driscoll "Sawant Lands Tom Morello/Serj Tankian 'Axis of Justice' Endorsement" Seattle Weekly 
  27. ^ Matt Driscoll "Mike O'Brien Expected to Make 'Significant Statement' In Support of Sawant" Seattle Weekly 
  28. ^ Stranger Election Control Board July 17, 2012 "Endorsements for the August 7 Primary Election" The Stranger Vote or We'll Kill You Retrieved August 7, 2013 
  29. ^ Isolde Raftery "Why Socialist Kshama Sawant's Campaign Matters, Win Or Lose" KUOW-FM 
  30. ^ Palash Ghosh "Kshama Sawant: A Socialist, Indian-American Woman Running For Seattle City Council And She May Win" International Business Times 
  31. ^ Young, Bob August 6, 2013 "For Seattle council: Conlin against Sawant, O'Brien against Shen" Seattle Times Retrieved August 7, 2013 
  32. ^ Jeff Black January 27, 2014 Seattle's Socialist councilwoman to accept less than half of $117K salary NBC News Retrieved January 28, 2014
  33. ^ a b Kevin Roose "Meet the Seattle Socialist Leading the Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage" New York Magazine 
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  35. ^ a b c d e "Sawant Campaign Issues Page" votesawantorg 
  36. ^ a b Kshama Sawant July 27, 2012 "What Our Campaign Stands For" Wayback Machine Archived from the original on July 27, 2012 
  37. ^ ""They don’t have the courage": How the two-party system aided Israel disaster" Saloncom August 9, 2014 Retrieved August 18, 2014 
  38. ^ Connelly, Joel August 13, 2014, "War in Gaza: Israel takes fire from two Seattle City Council members", Seattle P-I 
  39. ^ "Ambassador of Israel to US says Seattle's Kshama Sawant will have to retract statements - Blog" MyNorthwestcom August 7, 2014 Retrieved August 18, 2014 
  40. ^ Kiley, Brendan June 6, 2015 A Quick Interview With Journalist Chris Hedges The Stranger
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  42. ^ Ross Reynolds and David Hyde November 18, 2013 "Kshama Sawant Is A Socialist But What Does That Even Mean" KUOW 
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  44. ^ Seattle Times editorial board July 9, 2015, "The Times recommends: Pamela Banks in Seattle City Council District No 3", The Seattle Times 
  45. ^ https://electionsdatakingcountygov/2015/election-results-august/three/City/Seattle/City%20of%20Seattle%20Council%20District%20No%203
  46. ^ http://q13foxcom/2015/08/04/primary-seattles-sawant-gets-strong-primary-vote-incumbent-godden-may-be-in-trouble/
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  48. ^ a b Beekman, Daniel December 18, 2015, Younger, more diverse Seattle City Council likely to bring changes  
  49. ^ Brian M Rosenthal July 31, 2012 "Council hopeful Sawant arrested during anti-eviction protest" The Seattle Times 
  50. ^ ""Police Raid Occupy Seattle Activists' Apartment - Tell Seattle Mayor McGinn to stop the political repression!"" Archived from the original on August 5, 2012 Retrieved July 19, 2012 
  51. ^ "Police serve warrant in May Day investigation - Local" MyNorthwestcom July 10, 2012 Retrieved February 9, 2014 
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  56. ^ Gary Horcher November 19, 2013 "Seattle City Councilmember-elect shares radical idea with Boeing workers" KIRO-TV 
  57. ^ Chris Legeros November 18, 2013 "Longshot winner of Seattle City Council seat warns of struggle ahead" KIRO-TV 
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  60. ^ Socialist in Seattle: Kshama Sawant’s revolution, the indigenous fight against Keystone XL Breaking the Set on RT Retrieved February 7, 2014
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  64. ^ Kshama Sawant, Why We Should Strike on May Day, Jacobin February 21, 2017
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Further readingedit

  • Socialist: No longer such a dirty word MSNBC, November 15, 2013
  • A Rare Elected Voice for Socialism Pledges to Be Heard in Seattle The New York Times, December 28, 2013
  • A Socialist Elected in Seattle: Kshama Sawant on Occupy, Fight for 15, Boeing’s "Economic Blackmail" Democracy Now! January 6, 2014
  • I Wear the Badge of Socialist With Honor The full text of the new Seattle city council member’s inauguration speech The Nation, January 8, 2014
  • Learning from a Socialist in Seattle Al Jazeera America May 21, 2014
  • Pune-born socialist Kshama Sawant scores for Seattle: Record $15 an hour minimum wage for workers The Times of India June 3, 2014
  • Meet The Socialist Who Championed Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage The Huffington Post June 4, 2014
  • Socialist City Councilmember on Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai: "Socialism is the Only Answer" Democracy Now! October 13, 2014
  • The Most Dangerous Woman in America Chris Hedges for Truthdig March 15, 2015
  • The Seattle Socialist Jacobin March 24, 2015
  • Meet The Fist-Shaking Socialist Behind America's Highest Minimum Wage The Huffington Post May 6, 2015
  • Can Kshama Sawant Build an Actual Socialist City in America The Nation June 17, 2015
  • The Empire Files: Fighting Hillary is How Progressives Win - Kshama Sawant The Real News May 29, 2016

External linksedit

  • Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council Position 2 at Seattlegov
  • Entry at VoteSmart
  • Campaign website
  • Socialist Alternative
  • King County voters' pamphlet November 5, 2013 General And Special Election, Seattle, Council Position No 2
  • King County voters' pamphlet August 4, 2015 Primary And Special Election, Seattle, Council District No 3

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