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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

August 4, 2015 Primary And Special Election

City, City of Seattle 
Council District No. 4



Abel Pacheco



Abel Pacheco


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Statement:

District 4 is more than a place for me to live - it is a community that has given me so much. I grew up in a biracial home that struggled to make ends meet, but it was through education and hard work, including earning my Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington's Evans School, that I have been able to succeed.  

 

I've lived in our district for my entire adult life- Wedgwood and Wallingford- and I've done my best to give back for everything this community has given me, whether through my service as a member of the Wallingford Community Council or as the Assistant Director for External Relations at the University of Washington.  

 

I've worked on the key issues affecting our community whether by fighting to curtail homelessness as an Emerging Leader for United Way, on the U-District Partnership's Clean and Safe Committee, or as a Promoter of Plymouth Housing working to provide housing to the most challenged homeless adults and veterans who would otherwise be unable to find housing. I live my commitment to service.

 

That is why I want to serve our community as the Seattle District 4 City Councilmember.  Our district needs someone who is going to represent our interests and bring fresh leadership to the district.  It’s time for a change.  

 

We've got big issues to tackle:

 

Public Safety- I will use my experience working at the Seattle Police Foundation, to create partnerships to improve public safety. I want to work with other councilmembers in North Seattle to create neighborhood police outposts around identified areas so that officers are in the community building trust and improving public safety.  

 

Housing Affordability- We need more affordable housing, and we need more housing to help keep prices from skyrocketing.  This is a macro problem that needs micro solutions; I will work with each neighborhood to meet our expected growth targets in an environmentally sustainable way that preserves our neighborhood character.

 

Technology and Infrastructure- I want to kick start the use of technology in government to be more transparent, efficient, and responsive to your concerns. I want set the national standard on accessibility between residents and their elected officials, and bring our city government into the 21st century. 

 

We can be the world's 'smartest' city with the 'smartest' government - but to do it we need new leadership and a new vision.  



For more information:

PO BOX 30699
SEATTLE, WA 98113
(425) 954-6778
abel4seattle@gmail.com
www.abel4seattle.com

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Rob Johnson



Rob Johnson


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Statement:

I was raised by a single mom—a former teacher—when a one-income family wasn’t automatically priced out of our city. As Katie and I raise our daughters today, we know, like many other young families, that a job loss or illness could force us to leave the city we love.

 

We want to be part of a Seattle that welcomes working people, young families, low-income workers, and seniors to enjoy its outstanding neighborhoods and enviable quality of life. To make that Seattle a reality, we need new ideas and new leadership in City Hall.

 

In my work running a nonprofit transportation advocacy organization, I partner with the city, the county, and Sound Transit to improve mobility options for people from all walks of life—connecting the people of Seattle to one another and to a region that is increasingly interdependent.

 

The results of my work are visible in District 4: three new light-rail stations opening very soon, expanded Metro transit, a low-income fare for seniors, students, and working families, and pedestrian and bike protections that provide safer routes to schools and jobs.

 

I’m an urban planner, excited to apply my hands-on, collaborative approach to the issues facing our neighborhoods—both the unique needs of our district and the broader challenges facing the whole city.

 

Affordability is on everyone’s mind, but real progress won’t come from easy slogans. It will take hard work and innovation to increase the housing supply and keep rents low. I’ll fight to build more affordable, family-size housing near our light-rail stations.

 

Income inequality is widespread and deep-seated, but we can take local action. We’re making progress with our $15 minimum wage. I’ll bring the same focus to gender and racial biases in pay.

 

Excellent neighborhood schools are a high priority for our family. As enrollment grows, the city must increase coordination with the district to reduce overcrowding, support after-school activities in our parks and libraries, and make it easier for kids to walk and bike to school.   

 

Safety is essential. We need more neighborhood-based police officers, faster response times, and improved public trust in our police force.

 

I’m proudly endorsed by King County Executive Dow Constantine, Rep. Jessyn Farrell, King County Councilmembers Joe McDermott and Larry Phillips, IAM District 751, ATU Local 587, the Sierra Club, Cascade Bicycle Club, Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy, Denis Hayes, Sharon Maeda, and hundreds more of our neighbors.



For more information:

1037 NE 65TH ST. #141
SEATTLE, WA 98115

rob@rob4seattle.com
www.rob4seattle.com

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Michael Maddux



Michael Maddux


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Statement:

Seattle is becoming too expensive for too many people. As a gay middle-class renter with a daughter in Seattle Public Schools, I experience this increasing unaffordability, and believe it is vital that we turn this trend around. I’m running for city council to bring bold ideas to do just that, and would appreciate your vote.

 

I bring experience connecting homeless youth to shelter and services while working for Planned Parenthood; effectively protecting worker benefits as a UFCW bargaining committee member; serving on the Executive Board of the 43rd District and King County Democrats – helping elect progressive candidates across our region; and overseeing taxpayer dollars as a member of the Parks Levy Oversight Committee. As your council member, I will bring this effective, progressive approach to City Council, working to enact policies that will benefit all residents of the city (especially in our neighborhoods).

 

An affordable city: I will reach and work with you on land use decisions, with a commitment to eliminating displacement, while partnering with willing council members to make meaningful investments in low-income housing for working families. Additionally, I’ll propose progressive revenue options geared at reducing our city’s reliance on regressive taxes and flat fees to fund needed services.

 

A safe city: Having minimal patrol officers in our district has invited increases in property crime. I will be your voice to ensure the city is serious about public safety, including hiring more police officers, and hiring them from our communities.

 

A livable city: I have a successful track record protecting neighborhood parks and increasing investment in our community centers. I will translate this into being your effective advocate for safe, walkable neighborhoods that are welcoming to all ages and abilities.

 

A homegrown economy: I will work to ensure that our education dollars include funding for apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, helping to build a ladder out of poverty, and creating a local workforce to build our city’s infrastructure.  

 

Seattle is a great city. Together, we can ensure it stays that way for all residents and small businesses. As your council member, I will collaborate with other willing elected officials to pass for progressive policies, and partner with you on what our growth will look like. I am proudly endorsed by Speaker Frank Chopp, Rep. Brady Walkinshaw, Sharon Lee, James Apa, the 46th District Democrats, the King County Young Democrats, and many others. I ask for your vote.



For more information:

2518 S BRANDON COURT
SEATTLE, WA 98108
(206) 753-9449
michaelmaddux2015@gmail.com
www.michaelmaddux.com

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Tony Provine



Tony Provine


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Statement:

Tony Provine is a proven neighborhood leader and tireless advocate for all of us in Northeast Seattle. Tony has served as Chair of the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services, Vice Chair of our City Neighborhood Council, and Co-Chair of our Northeast District Council.

 

Seattle residents voted for district elections because we need knowledgeable neighborhood advocates. Tony Provine is a positive change from the downtown powerbrokers, career politicians, and lobbyists running for City Council. Provine’s campaign is entirely funded by grassroots contributions, not special interests. Tony Provine has broad support among community leaders, small businesses, and has received key endorsements, including the 46th District Democrats.

 

Tony is the only candidate with a neighborhood-based platform for District 4:  more police officers, a more affordable city, and smarter transportation. While for-profit developers reap the benefit of Seattle’s amazing growth, they are not paying their fair share to alleviate burdens on our infrastructure. Like 80 other cities in our state, Seattle needs leaders who will enact impact fees to help pay for schools, roads, and fire protection. Tony Provine will prioritize our public safety and promote community-based policing. He will enact developer linkage fees to create more affordable housing.

 

“I will always focus on you and our neighborhoods. As a leader of the Northeast District Council, I know we must tackle long-standing problems, such as finally demolishing the blighted, abandoned buildings in the Roosevelt and Ravenna neighborhoods.  Downtown decision- makers have too often ignored the concerns of our neighborhoods. We need common sense, data-driven, neighborhood-led decision making. We need a safer, more affordable Seattle and we need for-profit developers to pay their share.  I will continue to be a strong, trusted voice for our neighborhoods and I will accomplish even more for you as your Councilmember.”

 

Tony Provine is endorsed by neighborhood leaders* including:  Nancy Bolin, View Ridge Community Council; Gail Chiarello, Hawthorne Hills Community Council; Matt Fox, University District Community Council; Matt Hoehnen, Roosevelt Neighbors’ Alliance; Jay Lazerwitz, Roosevelt Neighborhood Association; Brianna McDonald, Wedgwood Community Council; Jack Mowreader, Roosevelt Neighborhood Association; Alex Pedersen, City Council Aide (former), creator “4 to Explore.org”; Sarajane Siegfriedt, 46th District Democrats, Executive Board; Sarah Swanberg, Ravenna-Bryant Community Association; Toby Thaler, 43rd District Democrats, Executive Board; Melissa Westbrook, Seattle public schools blogger.  

*Affiliations for identification purposes only.

 

Join your neighbors to elect proven neighborhood leader Tony Provine, our voice for District 4, Seattle.



For more information:

PO BOX 15290
SEATTLE, WA 98115
(206) 683-3728
info@tonyprovine.com
www.tonyprovine.com

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Jean Godden



Jean Godden


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Statement:

What if you had the best job of your life and wake up every morning and can hardly wait to get to work? What if every day you made someone’s life appreciably better – some days thousands of people’s lives better? Like changing Seattle Public Utilities rules so we don’t shut off the water for non-payment in households with kids. Like making sure families have paid parental leave when a baby is born. Like fixing the Burke-Gilman Trail where potholes cause accidents everyday.  I’m proud of these actions.

 

My generation isn’t done yet. Unfortunately, we are leaving too many problems to future generations:  Seattle transportation, homelessness, housing affordability and dealing with mental health issues. I would feel ashamed to leave these problems without giving all I had to make them less of a burden on future generations.

 

My proudest moment has been doing something – finally – about pay equity for women. We’ve done more in the last two years than the last decade in addressing pay equity – and there’s more to do. Every day I do something to further progress for women: working to expand daycare center availability, reviewing flexible hour standards and sometimes just speaking out to keep us going on equal pay so that it is not forgotten again.

 

Three of my colleagues on the City Council are leaving at the end of this year. When that happens, I will be the institutional memory for protecting what we love about Seattle, starting with our neighborhoods.  Right now some of my opponents have adopted a “density at any cost” kind of mentality. However, I will fight to protect the character of our neighborhoods.

 

I love this job – being your “go-to” person for everything you expect your city to be. If you want to renew your contract with me, please do so by giving me your vote, your vision and your ideas.

 

I’m Jean Godden and I would appreciate your vote.

 

Jean Godden was an award-winning newspaper reporter at the Seattle P-I and Seattle Times before being elected to the Seattle City Council. She has chaired the Energy and Environment Committee, the Budget Committee (during tough recession years) and now chairs the Parks, Library, Seattle Center and Gender Equity Committee. Jean is endorsed and supported by democrats, unions (including the Seattle Fire Fighters) and the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington.



For more information:

P.O. BOX 21522
SEATTLE, WA 98111
(206) 443-1990
info@reelectjeangodden.com
www.reelectjeangodden.com

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