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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

November 5, 2013 General And Special Election

City, City of Seattle 
Council Position No. 2



Richard Conlin



Richard Conlin


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Statement:

RATED “OUTSTANDING” BY THE MUNICIPAL LEAGUE.

Richard Conlin is an innovative and progressive leader. He listens, works hard, and gets things done for all of us. Richard Conlin makes change happen!

A CHAMPION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION CHOICES

Endorsed by Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters, Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle Transit Blog

  • As Sound Transit Board Member, bringing you light rail to UW and Northgate – and the Eastside
  • Won approval for Northgate Bike/Ped Bridge over I-5, bicycle lanes on SR 520 over Portage Bay
  • Initiated Zero Waste Strategy to increase recycling rates and reduce waste
  • Received “Trailblazer Award” from Sustainable Path Foundation.

I will work to establish better transit connections to Ballard and West Seattle, extend Capitol Hill Streetcar to Aloha, fully fund bus service, make bicycling and walking safe, maintain roads and bridges.

A CHAMPION FOR GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND EDUCATION

Endorsed by King County Democrats, Progressive Voters Guide, Affordable Housing Council, Seattle Times

  • Initiated successful plan to fully fund libraries
  • Won approval for agreement increasing affordable housing on Capitol Hill, zoning around light rail stations for thousands of new housing units
  • Worked with colleagues to expand Families and Education and Low Income Housing Levies, created Local Food Action Initiative
  • Secured funding for Phinney and University Neighborhood Centers, new South Park Bridge, new sidewalks connecting neighborhoods and schools, Linden Avenue Main Street.

I will work to link transit and communities to create new affordable housing, support full funding for parks and community centers, and realize the vision of our neighborhood plans.

A CHAMPION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN SERVICES, AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Endorsed by King County Labor Council, Seattle Firefighters, SEAMEC (LGBTQ Community Political Voice), Rated 100% Pro-Choice by NARAL

  • Increased human services funding, won funding for Casa Latina and community health clinics
  • Received “Take Action” award from King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence for funding legal assistance for immigrants and housing for domestic violence survivors
  • Honored as “Hunger Fighter of the Year” by Food Lifeline.

I will work to expand domestic violence programs and to fund programs to end hunger, combat childhood obesity, and serve the 60,000 Seattle residents who will get new health coverage in 2014.

 

Richard is a founder of Sustainable Seattle, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Bike Works, and the Central Area Neighborhood Plan. He serves on the Boards of Antioch University Seattle and YES! Magazine.



For more information:

PO BOX 22318
SEATTLE, WA 98122
(206) 499-5793
info@richardconlin.com
www.Richardconlin.com

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Kshama Sawant



Kshama Sawant


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Statement:

In yet another election flooded with candidates eager to serve corporate interests, I'm running to represent working people, who have no voice in city government.

 

The city government’s priorities are backward. As Seattle becomes an increasingly unaffordable place to live, the city is giving handouts to billionaire developers like Paul Allen.

 

While we struggle with low wages, councilmembers pay themselves $120,000/year, more than any other city except L.A.

 

As a councilmember, I will only take the average worker’s wage, and donate the rest to building social movements.

 

I am campaigning for a citywide $15/hour minimum wage, rent control, and a Millionaire Tax to fund mass transit and education.

 

My opponent is 16-year incumbent Democrat Richard Conlin. Despite progressive rhetoric, Conlin has proven himself a loyal friend of the corporate establishment. Conlin was the only councilmember who voted against paid sick leave for Seattle's workers. He voted to criminalize panhandling and worked to undercut mass transit. In their endorsement of me, The Stranger newspaper recently called him “arguably the most destructive member of the Seattle City Council” and “a green-washing liberal fraud.”

 

We can do better. Unlike Richard Conlin, my campaign is entirely funded by grassroots contributions, not big business. I'm calling for increased taxation of big corporations, so we can reduce taxes on small businesses, workers, and homeowners.

 

I will work to establish a democratically-elected civilian review board to hold Seattle police accountable.

 

I am campaigning for a moratorium against coal train passage through Seattle to the Cherry Point coal terminal project, ranked as one of the worst potential contributors to climate change in the world.

 

I am an economics teacher at Seattle Central Community College, union member, and social justice activist.

 

In this year’s primary election, I received 35% of the vote in a three-way race, one of the highest votes for a socialist in the US in decades.

 

Join me in making history, and give working people a real voice on the City Council.

 

Endorsements: The Stranger, Seattle Community College Teachers (AFT Local 1789), University of Washington staff workers (AFSCME Local 1488), IBEW Local 46, Transit Riders Union, Timothy Harris (Founding editor of Real Change, personal capacity), Socialist Alternative, Green Party of Seattle, and many more.



For more information:

PO BOX 85862
SEATTLE, WA 98145
(206) 486-0099
votesawant@gmail.com
www.Facebook.com/VoteSawant

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