Just over a dozen independent political action committees have been formed over the course of the 2021 election cycle in Seattle, with a new one joining their ranks this week in support of City Attorney candidate Ann Davison.
In Seattle, PACs are known more formally as Independent Expenditure Committees (IEC), with the ability to raise and spend large sums of money in support of whomever they choose. They operate outside of spending limits imposed on individual fundraising conducted by candidates, and cannot coordinate with candidates in any way.
IECs have already poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Seattle’s mayoral race,
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