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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

August 4, 2015 Primary And Special Election

City, City of Seattle 
Council District No. 2



Josh Farris



Josh Farris


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Statement:

Education: Army Recon Specialist, Fort Knox, 2000;  A.A. Seattle Central Community College, 2007; B.A. University of Washington, 2008; Teacher Training, Evergreen State College, 2010; Electrical Apprenticeship, 2011.

 

Occupation: Community Organizer and Union Electrical Worker

 

Seattle is a tale of two cities.  It’s the 4th wealthiest city in America, but it’s also plagued with widespread poverty. Risings costs have made Seattle unaffordable. If Salt Lake City and Phoenix can successfully end homelessness, Seattle can too! 

 

Too many people who have called South Seattle home are being forced out by rising rents, increasing property taxes, fraudulent foreclosures and rising transportation costs.  Most Councilmembers speak for moneyed downtown interests instead of people who live in South Seattle who need their help.

 

Josh was a Recon Specialist in the military and a veteran of the Iraq War Veteran and continues to fight for us in the Peace and Human Rights movements.  When people were losing their homes because of greedy Wall Street bankers, he co-founded SAFE (a grassroots organization) to help people fight back.

 

This year we can have a voice representing South Seattle for a change. 

 

These are Josh’s commitments to you:

  • Fight for a “Tenants Bill of Rights” and rent control.
     
  • Work to restore Affirmative Action.
     
  • Fight for more affordable housing so people can continue to call Seattle home.
     
  • Fight for reforms to address climate change.
     
  • Work to build a judicial system where justice is equally accessible to rich and poor alike and one where all people are held equally accountable for crimes.
     
  • Fight to make sure everyone benefits from a growing economy.
     
  • Donate over half of his take home pay to organizations fighting for people who live in Southeast Seattle.
     
  • Hold regular office hours at community and senior centers, schools, and libraries throughout the district to listen to your ideas and discuss the issues before the council.

Josh Farris believes in putting “People before Profit” and his campaign doesn’t accept corporate donations.  He is a man of the people, for the people and will be a refreshing change from business as usual at City Hall.

 

With Farris in office -  “Seattle could become an island of sanity.” – Noam Chomsky

 

“It’s time for real change.” – Aaron Dixon

 

“We need somebody who has their ears open, can put boots on the ground, and will help the people.” – Dixie Mitchell



For more information:

P.O. BOX 24752
SEATTLE, WA 98124
(206) 429-8916
organizer@FarrisForSeattle.org
www.FarrisForSeattle.org

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Tammy Morales



Tammy Morales


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Statement:

Seattle is poised to be a leader among cities, but we need consistent progressive leadership to make sure that everyone gets a chance to share in the city’s success. I'm a small business owner, neighborhood planner, community activist and mother of three who wants our children to grow up and thrive in safe, vibrant neighborhoods. I’ve spent the last 15 years building healthy communities throughout District 2 from the International District to Rainier Beach. I’ve demonstrated my commitment by providing small business assistance to women and immigrant-owned businesses, increasing access to healthy food, and supporting affordable housing development.

 

For too long, we have let the market dictate what happens to our neighborhoods. The result is that low-wage workers are getting pushed out of our city. We need to ensure that future development aligns with our goals for creating a just, equitable and safe city.

 

It's hard to imagine our community thriving without solving the challenges involving public safety. This includes hiring more police officers, improving police response times and moving toward community policing.  Walking a neighborhood beat is a sure way for officers to improve relations with the community.

 

It's unacceptable that 240 instances of excessive force were reported by the Justice Department and not one of those officers were fired. Our current city council failed the south end with non-existent leadership on police accountability.

 

If our communities are going to thrive, we need to protect homeowners and renters from skyrocketing housing costs. As your city council member I’ll fight against the forces of displacement and make sure that developers don't run roughshod over our neighborhoods. I'll work to ensure growth happens equitably and balances with the character of our community.

 

With new city council districts, we have the opportunity for a champion for District 2. If you want a councilmember who will provide consistent, progressive leadership, I ask for your support. If you want someone who will hold regular hours in a district office and provide real leadership reducing crime and holding police accountable, then I ask for your support.  If you want real leadership on keeping housing affordable, I want to be your champion and your next councilmember. 

 

Endorsed: Machinists Union, State Representative Zack Hudgins, State Representative Mia Gregerson, Latino PAC, National Women's Political Caucus, Sierra Club, Estela Ortega, Sharon Maeda, Frank Irigon, Pastor Marvin Charles, Rev. Monica Corsaro and many, many others. I ask for your vote.

 

 

 



For more information:

P.O. BOX 20655
SEATTLE, WA 98102
(206) 384-0810
info@moralesforseattle.com
www.moralesforseattle.com

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Bruce Harrell



Bruce Harrell


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Statement:

I ask for your vote!  Southeast Seattle is the place I’ve called home my entire life.  As a social justice leader, mentor, attorney, and proven progressive City Councilmember for eight years, I’m your neighbor, your voice in City Hall.  I have the experience to bring needed resources and investments to our community, so we can all enjoy a safe place to live, work, and play.

 

Union and Community leaders like the King County Young Democrats have endorsed me as have Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Congressman Adam Smith for my track-record.

 

Keep me working for you.

 

You live here because you know the greatness of our community.  Visit the new Jefferson Park; use Light-Rail; walk around Seward Park or swim in Rainier Beach’s new pool.  I honor those who built this thriving community, and we’ll build upon their legacy—by creating more opportunity.

 

Public Safety:  Under my leadership, we recently added 120 police officers and will add 100 more by 2017.  We hired a new Police Chief and command staff to transform the culture of SPD.  Major crimes are down -12% citywide and -25% in Southeast Seattle from a year ago, but we will do even better!  We will recruit officers who know and love our community.

 

Transportation:  I secured over $30 million in transportation improvement projects for Southeast Seattle and Rainier Valley, with another $180 million on the way.  We’re integrating roads, transit, light rail, pedestrian and bike trails by listening to you and PRIORITIZING SAFETY.

 

Jobs and Education:  I’m leading construction of a technology and education hub—bringing new businesses and creating jobs in District 2.  We started new investments for preschoolers and increased our minimum wage to address income inequality.  Three generations of my family have graduated from Seattle Public Schools.  Education is key; that is why the Principals of Franklin, Cleveland and Rainier Beach High Schools have endorsed me.

 

Housing and Rent:  I’m addressing the housing and rental crisis by building 10,000 new units in our community—utilizing every tool to protect us from skyrocketing rents.  I’m also working with Habitat for Humanity to preserve existing homes.

 

“RE-ELECT BRUCE!”  Our 37th and 11th District State Representatives: Tomiko-Santos, Pettigrew, Hasegawa, Bergquist, Hudgins, Kline; Former Executive Ron Sims; Councilmember Larry Gossett; SEIU-775NW; Cascade Bicycle Club; IBEW-46 & 77; PTE-Local-17; Seattle Firefighters Local-27; “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by the KC Correction Officers Guild, Uncle Bob Santos, and endorsed by thousands.



For more information:

P.O. BOX 21208
SEATTLE, WA 98111
(206) 817-5155
contact@electbruceharrell.com
www.electbruceharrell.com

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