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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

August 4, 2015 Primary And Special Election

City, City of Seattle 
Council District No. 6



Stan Shaufler



Stan Shaufler


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Statement:

As a former project manager in the marine industry, a commercial fisherman, a sawmill owner and currently as a social worker on Seattle’s streets, I can bring a unique combination of talents and experience as a Councilman.  Our Mayor recently stated that he desires to show that progressives, liberals and Democrats “can work together” to “get things done”.

 

In my term as your representative on the City Council I will address the need for accountability and specific controls in rail operations in our neighborhoods. Whether or not you support or hate the trains full of oil and coal rolling through our neighborhoods we can all agree that there are additional safeguards that are desperately needed.          

 

The need for housing to accommodate the service workers in our communities is not being addressed. In the race to develop our neighborhoods we risk losing the very populations who have formed the character that we love. The loss of affordable hosing is among the most serious issues in our city and addressing them lies squarely with the developers and city officials whose decisions are creating them. The glass castles being built in Seattle are stealing the character of our city and securing it behind locked doors – from restrooms to park benches and more.                                                                           

 

Overcrowded,  standing room only busses during our commute  is a far cry from that imagined  when we agreed to fund Metro with visions of efficient mass transit for Seattle. The gridlock on our roads is costing each of us lost time, money and frustration in our lives. The commitment to change costs money that in many cases we are already spending, but not to full effect. The further commitment to transportation will benefit us all in the long term.

 

Seeking the answers to complex challenges provides the opportunity to build partnerships with those who may see solutions differently but like the rest of us, are wanting meaningful progress nonetheless.

 

In the interests of getting money out of politics I am limiting my campaign contributions across the board to $5.00.  I look forward to the opportunity to work together with all members of our communities in Seattle to get things done.



For more information:

7001 SEAVIEW AVE NW SUITE 160
SEATTLE, WA 98117
(253) 514-0985
stanservesseattle@gmail.com


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Mike O'Brien



Mike O'Brien


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Statement:

I believe Seattle can be a model for sustainability, affordability, and economic and cultural vitality. I envision a city where smart policies ensure that all families can afford to live here; where children get a great public education; where everyone, regardless of zip code, feels safe in their communities; and where there are great jobs and opportunities in every neighborhood. I’m excited about the new district system and the opportunity to work closer with you to ensure every voice in District 6 is heard.

 

Prior to joining Council in 2010, I spent 10 years as the chief financial officer at a local law firm where I oversaw budgeting, financial reporting, and forecasting for a $10 million business. I was also chair of the Sierra Club and a volunteer activist for over a decade before entering office fighting climate change and supporting public transit. 

 

Here’s what I’m focused on:

 

Creating jobs: Supporting local hire provisions that will provide access to family-wage jobs on public works projects for Seattle residents who are out of work. 

 

Ensuring transportation options: Championing a reliable transportation system connecting our diverse neighborhoods—including using my position as Sound Transit Board Member to work for a Sound Transit 3 plan that includes new rail lines for Ballard and West Seattle. Now more than ever we need to prioritize transit, expand alternative modes of transportation and improve the condition of our existing roads.

 

Protecting our environment: Adopting some of the most aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets for a city in the world, and leading the fight against dangerous oil trains and Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling plans.

 

Housing options for all: Continuing work to expand access to housing and services for our neighbors experiencing homelessness through my innovative Road to Housing program and leading the Council effort to adopt a new affordable housing linkage fee to ensure new development doesn’t displace long-term or lower-income residents. 

 

I’ve been endorsed by the 43rd & 46th District Democrats, SEIU Locals 775, 925 and 6, UFCW Local 21, IAM 751, IBEW 77, Sierra Club, and Cascade Bicycle Club.

 

I believe that if we focus on the right priorities, we can create a city where everyone has an opportunity to succeed and enjoy all that helps make Seattle the best place to live. I ask for your vote to represent you for District 6.



For more information:

604 N 45TH ST
SEATTLE, WA 98103
(206) 552-0574
mike@obrienforseattle.com
www.obrienforseattle.com

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Jon Lisbin



Jon Lisbin


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Statement:

I am Jon Lisbin and I am running for City Council, District 6.  I am not a community activist and not a politician. For the past 13 years I have built a business from scratch to one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Washington (PSBJ 2011, 2012, 2013).  I recently graduated from the UW Evans School of Public Administration, and my family has lived in Ballard for 16 years. 

 

This is an historic time in Seattle due to newly established district elections; particularly because growth management in our district has been an unmitigated failure.  Parking is unavailable, traffic is a mess, housing is unaffordable, crosswalks are unsafe, transit is inadequate, bike lanes are missing, and our infrastructure is crumbling.

 

There are three things I would like to address; a more balanced approach to transit, greater accountability for developers, and broader strategies for education and literacy.

 

By the time this election is decided, many of the long term transit and mobility issues will be set with the Mayor’s Move Seattle Levy. It’s the short term that I am worried about;

  • The kids who have to walk across dangerous arterials to get to school. 
  • The cyclists who have to navigate the narrow and still missing link.
  • The commuters mired in bumper to bumper traffic.

It is abundantly clear from my conversations with community members and neighbors that people are worried about losing what makes our neighborhoods unique; the funkiness of Fremont, the Nordic and Maritime heritage of Ballard and the peace and tranquility of Green Lake. The very fabric of our neighborhoods is under attack. We must close the loopholes developers are using to circumvent the well-meaning intentions of our council.  We must hold them and the city accountable.

 

Regarding literacy, I am excited about the Pre-K pilot plan yet we cannot forget K – 12. We need to strengthen Pre and K-12, by emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, so our children are qualified to fill the excellent jobs our region offers.

 

We cannot wait five or ten years to resolve these issues. We must act now!  As a voter, your choice is clear. If you are happy with the city’s growth management in our district then vote for four more years. If you want rapid change and accountability from someone with an entrepreneurial mindset; then let’s “move Seattle” together!



For more information:

2400 NW 80TH STREET #214
SEATTLE, WA 98117
(206) 794-5969
jonl@jonlisbinmovesseattle.com
www.jonlisbinmovesseattle.com

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Catherine Weatbrook



Catherine Weatbrook


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Statement:

Catherine is a tireless community advocate, volunteer, and leader, who brings people together, listens to all sides, and creatively works to solve problems and improve our community. She is a second generation University of Washington engineer, born and raised in Seattle. Her husband of 26 years, Dan, is a program manager for a software company, and their son Alex now attends Washington State University after graduating from Seattle Public Schools.

 

Great cities combine planning with attention to detail and work closely with neighborhoods. They provide places to live, work, learn, and play for everyone. For our rapidly growing city we need to coordinate reliable transportation, lower our environmental impact, and provide many kinds of housing. Great cities also offer good jobs and promote small business opportunities.

 

Current city planning efforts don’t include important things like school buildings and improved sidewalk designs. Catherine would work to fix the problems we have by hosting meetings with the school district, and insist on improved traffic signal timing. Our communities also need great schools and parks, safe neighborhoods, and fast emergency response.

 

We need safe and reliable transportation planning for all users. Catherine has successfully advocated for improving transit, bike and pedestrian options, adding Safe Routes to Schools, and worked with senior citizens to make sure they have options for getting around town.  

 

It should not be so hard to fix potholes or cracked sidewalks. With 40% of Seattle still missing sidewalks, Catherine has started conversations about a design that will save money, address drainage problems, and potentially help pay for the pedestrian and bike routes with savings in road work.

 

Community is key. Our sense of community is built on everyone feeling welcome.  Seattle has an affordable housing and homelessness crisis. We need to focus on both issues by preserving existing affordable housing, building more housing options, creating safe places for those without homes, and address the reasons people are homeless.  Our police force is understaffed, and our urban needs require that we approach crime and mental illness with teams that combine law enforcement and social services. In addition to a renewal of the Housing Levy, Catherine will search for viable solutions that work for our community and those in need.

 

Catherine wants to work hard to represent all of Seattle’s citizens. Learn more at www.catherine4district6.com

 

Endorsed by: Washington State Representative Gael Tarleton and Senator Rosemary McAuliffe, Rob Mattson, and others.



For more information:

2400 NW 80TH ST #259
SEATTLE, WA 98117
(206) 372-2033
Info@Catherine4District6.com
www.Catherine4District6.com

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