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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

August 4, 2015 Primary And Special Election

City, City of Seattle 
Council District No. 7



Deborah Zech-Artis



Deborah Zech-Artis


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Statement:

It is time for substantial change in our city’s government. I am running to provide that essential task.  My concerns for Seattle today include transportation, communications,, and services for the wellbeing of its citizens.  Efficient public transportation supports the growth of our community and its businesses.  Environmental sustainability is important for the health of families and businesses. Effective communications between citizens and their local government supports growth, and health of the community.  Government is a tool for citizens to grow and prosper and should be accessible to those it represents. 

 

My family has lived in Seattle for over 100 years..  I have been a resident of Queen Anne and Magnolia since 1972 and raised my three children here.  I recently received my Ph. D. in Organizational Behavior toward leadership from Capella University. My priorities, family and education, have been guided by the opportunities Seattle provides and I aim to extend that success to all citizens of this great city.

 

I served as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer Queen Anne Recreation Advisory Council for over 20 years, I was as a fundraiser for many projects that supported youth activities.  I was involved in community baseball and Parks & Recreation swimming programs as a volunteer coach, swimming official, and Little League President.  I actively participated in converting Seattle School District’s girls slow pitch softball to fast pitch so our young women would have access to college scholarships..  While involved in Little League I helped grow our community league from 125 children to over 450 in three years.  At the same time, I helped grow our Parks & Rec Summer Swim League from 15 children to a sustained number of over 80 participants over the past several decades.  I worked creatively with the leadership of our local pool to create many programs now used around the city to benefit people of all ages and our canine friends as well.

 

What I have to offer my community is a new face on the City Council.  I have been deeply involved our community for decades and I believe I have a true clear idea of what our community wants and needs to grow in a healthy manner.  I am not beholding to any special interests.  I am honest, open, willing and able to listen to my constituents and will endeavor to put your needs above the desire of special interest groups and big business.



For more information:

2547 1ST AVE WEST
SEATTLE, WA 98119
(206) 271-8086
deborahaartis@gmail.com


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Gus Hartmann



Gus Hartmann


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Statement:

We are experiencing incredible growth as more people realize Seattle is a great place to live. However, this growth brings serious new challenges that need to be addressed if we are going to be a city that welcomes a diverse community. Electing council members by district gives us an excellent opportunity get representation that listens to the whole community. That’s why I’m running.

 

I’ve lived in Belltown since 2003 and Washington since 1998. My degree is in Computer Science and I am currently employed as a Systems Engineer at an internet company. I’m a former PCO for the 36th District Democrats. I completed my Eagle scout award in 1992 and remain in the Scouts to volunteer with the Queen Anne Cub Scouts.

 

Building a stronger sense of community in Downtown, Belltown, and South Lake Union

Seattle is the fastest growing big city in the nation, and a substantial portion of the new residents are in the seventh district. With growth comes amazing opportunities to instill these fast-growing neighborhoods with the strong sense of community found in the more established neighborhoods of the district. Strong neighborhoods are key to a vibrant city and there is no better time to ensure that these urban villages truly become part of Seattle instead of isolated islands.

 

Transportation

Rapid growth had lead to additional challenges that many in the district face daily. Traffic has become steadily worse. The public transit system is at capacity as well as being stuck in that same traffic. With the increased density, alternate transportation is desperately needed. Accommodating pedestrians with better timed crossing signals and protection from construction closures. Promoting bicycles with additional lanes and cycle tracks. Making public transit more frequent to all neighborhoods, allowing more people to rely on it instead of driving.

 

Housing

Despite the increase in the overall housing supply, the quantity of affordable housing is dangerously low. Even older properties are pricing out residents as rents rise in tandem with the new housing prices. There are a number of options that the Council has yet to explore fully to keep our district a place for everyone.

 

Safety

Safety is a major concern in the nightlife areas in our districts. Making law enforcement more a part of the community would reduce escalating incidents and provide a safer backdrop for the vibrant entertainment this city offers. Let’s stay a popular and safe urban recreation destination.



For more information:

100 TAYLOR AVE N #A310
SEATTLE, WA 98109
(425) 985-0001
gus@gushartmann.org
www.gushartmann.org

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Sally Bagshaw



Sally Bagshaw


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Statement:

Sally Bagshaw is a progressive, effective voice on our Seattle City Council.

Her strength is bringing people of differing points of view together to solve complex problems.  She seeks common ground. She builds coalitions. She governs through hard work, not slogans. Sally stands up for what she believes and she gets things done.

 

Determination and steady competence have earned Sally broad support from business owners, labor unions, transportation advocates, women’s coalitions and environmental groups. She has the dedicated support of neighborhood leaders, educators, human service providers, colleagues and friends.

 

Sally is a fifteen-year resident of District 7. Prior to joining the City Council she was the Chief Civil Deputy for King County Prosecuting Attorney Norm Maleng. Sally raised two sons through the Shoreline public schools while pursuing her legal career. She has been a determined volunteer for kids, schools, and those who are homeless.  She is making our city more vibrant, safe and equitable for all who live here.

 

Here are just a few of Sally’s professional accomplishments:

 

PUBLIC SAFETY:  She advocates for fair police reform that preserves our civil rights while protecting our community; she was an early supporter of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program which offers alternatives to jail for those ready for a fresh start.

 

TRANSPORTATION AND ENVIRONMENT: Sally advocates for congestion relief and a coordinated transportation network, to address the needs of freight, transit, cars, pedestrians and bicyclists. She is a champion for Neighborhood Greenways creating safer streets throughout our city.

 

PARKS: She oversaw and led the voter-approved measure to create stable, well-maintained parks for our generation and our grandchildren.

 

EDUCATION: Sally is passionate about improved funding and city partnerships with our Schools—and expanding Pre-K and technical programs.

 

HOUSING AND HUMAN SERVICES: She protects our most vulnerable. She has obtained funding for coordinated emergency services, low-income housing, and a warm center for those on our streets struggling with mental illnesses.


Endorsements: Mayor Ed Murray, King County Executive Dow Constantine, former Governor Chris Gregoire, King County Councilmember Larry Phillips, Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Senator Jamie Pedersen, Speaker Frank Chopp, and Representative Brady Walkinshaw; and by a broad range of organizations including Seattle Firefighters, Aerospace Machinists Union, Sierra Club, Cascade Bicycle Club, the National Women’s Political Caucus, 43rd District Democrats and the Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy.  See the growing list and learn more about Sally at www.SallyBagshaw.com.



For more information:

P.O. BOX 21171
SEATTLE, WA 98111
(206) 641-2066
info@sallybagshaw.com
www.sallybagshaw.com

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