If this election is a story about the triumphs of big money and negative campaigning over rogue progressives, the race for the District 4 seat on Seattle Public Schools' board doesn't fit the narrative.

Activist and blogger Sue Peters—endorsed by the SECB—has won. She was vastly outspent by her opponent, Suzanne Dale Estey, who raked in campaign donations from charter schools supporters and refused to condemn sleazy mailers attacking Peters.

Trailing in tallied votes by roughly four percentage points (a 52%/48% split), however, Dale Estey called Peters on Wednesday night to concede. "I wish Sue and the entire board great success in their work for Seattle’s 51,000+ public school students," she says on her campaign's Facebook page.