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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

August 4, 2015 Primary And Special Election

City, City of Seattle 
Council Position No. 9



Bill Bradburd



Bill Bradburd


Education: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates
Occupation: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates

Statement:

Seattle is growing, and it’s changing fast.  But it’s quickly becoming a city that is great to live in only if you can afford it.  I live in the Central District with my wife and two daughters who attend Seattle Public Schools.  As Chair of the Seattle Neighborhood Coalition, and a community activist with more than a decade of experience organizing and representing citizen interests at City Hall, I have the demonstrated leadership, experience and vision to address the issues before us.  

 

Together, we can Take Back Seattle!

 

  • Ensuring our transportation systems function, our police serve and protect, and our tax money is spent wisely and fairly 
  • Making developers pay their fair share, and ending favoritism to special interests
  • Using City resources to help build housing that is truly affordable
  • Giving voice to our residents and all people marginalized by City bureaucracies

 

Let’s Make Growth Work for All:

 

  • Empower neighborhoods to define how they grow.  Growth and change is something we should plan and shape together, not something that simply happens to us.
  • Ensure growth is supported with superior transit, complete amenities and services, and quality neighborhood schools that have capacity
  • Grow an economy where all people have opportunity to thrive and can find an affordable place to live

Experience that Matters and Courage to Stand Up for our Neighborhoods:

  • Led the fight to stop a big box mall in Little Saigon, over 270 small businesses at the heart of the region’s Vietnamese community
  • Defeated a backroom deal to put corporate logos on our downtown skyline
  • Organized neighborhoods to force the city to properly regulate micro-housing
  • Quashed a developer-giveaway that would have commercialized Magnuson Park
  • Helped mediate between human service providers and concerned citizens to bring needed social services into Seattle’s Central District
  • Helped lead the creation of Charter Amendment 19 creating District Elections for city council, and empowering citizens to obtain greater accountability

 

I am endorsed by State Senator Maralyn Chase, Representatives Gerry Pollet and Gael Tarleton, The 32nd, 43rd and 46th Legislative District Democrats, and more than one hundred community leaders, including Bob Santos, Tandy Williams, David Okimoto, Yusuf Kabdi and Norman Sigler.

 

It’s time to Take Back Seattle, and prioritize our families, our small businesses and our neighborhoods.  I will be your voice on Council, not beholden to the Mayor, developers or downtown interests.



For more information:

2518 S BRANDON COURT
SEATTLE, WA 98108
(206) 518-9303
info@billbradburd.com
www.billbradburd.com

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Lorena Gonzalez



Lorena Gonzalez


Education: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates
Occupation: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates

Statement:

Civil rights attorney and former Mayoral advisor Lorena González grew up working with her family as migrant farm workers in the Yakima Valley, earning her first paycheck as an 8 year old.

 

A lifelong commitment to hard work, a passion for fairness, and belief in the power of education have shaped Lorena’s progressive values, her career, and service to the people of Seattle.

 

As a civil rights attorney for over 10 years, Lorena represented women, older workers, low-wage workers, and people of color in police misconduct, wage theft, and gender discrimination cases.  In the past year, she helped implement Seattle’s historic $15 minimum wage, establish local hiring preferences, and implement police reforms.

 

She is past President of OneAmerica, the State’s largest immigrant and civil rights organization, served on the Seattle Police Accountability Review Panel, and on the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission.

 

Lorena will use her skills and experience to address the challenges facing our City.

 

  • The Affordability Crisis: Lorena will build a real plan to dramatically increase affordable housing options throughout the city, targeting rent levels that meet the needs of our workforce, low-income families and people living paycheck-to-paycheck. She will promote density in transit rich areas to reduce commute costs, environmental impacts and other living expenses.

 

  • Strong & Safe Communities:  Lorena will bolster public safety in our neighborhoods through investments in improved policing strategies, mental health funding, and wrap-around services for our kids to help them stay active—and out of harm’s way.

 

  • Addressing Social Inequities: A proven advocate for those left behind or treated unfairly, Lorena will tackle gender pay equity and the growing wage gap to ensure people from all walks of life have a shot at their dreams.

 

  • Investing in Transportation: Lorena knows we need transportation options that work for all: pedestrian safety, bike lanes, increased bus service, light rail expansion, and help for weary commuters.

 

  • Great Public Schools: Passionate for helping all kids thrive, Lorena will build stronger partnerships with our schools to assure City Pre-K, after-school programs, tutors, health care and other services are available and funded. We MUST address the opportunity gap to have a truly great urban school district.  

 

Lorena is supported by King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Speaker Frank Chopp, Sen. Pramila Jaypal, Rep. Brady Walkinshaw, and labor, environmental, social justice and business Leaders from across Seattle – learn more at ElectLorenaGonzalez.com.



For more information:

PO BOX 23011
SEATTLE, WA 98102
(206) 486-0108
info@ElectLorenaGonzalez.com
www.ElectLorenaGonzalez.com

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Omari Tahir-Garrett



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Education: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates
Occupation: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates

Statement:

JUSTICE EQUALS PEACE.

 

MY NAME IS OMARI TAHIR-GARRETT, AND I AM RUNNING FOR SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL #9 IN ORDER TO SOLVE PROBLEMS.

 

JUSTICE EQUALS PEACE. THE CULTURAL ECONOMIC CRISIS IN NATIVE AMERICAN AND AFRICATOWN COMMUNITIES IS THE DIRECT RESULT OF ONGOING COLONIAL STRATEGIES WELL DEFINED AND EXPOSED IN THE KERNER REPORT ON CIVIL DISORDER AS “WHITE INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM”.

 

MY PLATFORM’S MAIN ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS.

 

1) RAISE THE AWARENESS THAT SEATTLE IS ON DUWAMISH NATIVE AMERICAN LAND AND COLONIALISM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE.

 

2) $210 MILLION FOR CHILDREN’S JAIL / PRISON IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND MUST BE STOPPED “BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY!!!!

 

3) REPAIRATIONS (REPARATIONS) MUST BE PAID TO “AFRICATOWN” TO REPAIR / CORRECT THE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC DAMAGE DONE TO THE “AFRICAN REFUGEES” FROM EUROPEAN COLONIAL SETTLER “JUDEO-CHRISTIAN” TERRORISM / SLAVE TRADE (FROM AFRICANS TO BLACKS TO COONS TO NIG…. TO COLOREDS, TO NEGROES, TO AFRO-AMERICANS TO AFRICAN AMERICANS BACK TO AFRICANS BORN IN AMERICA.

 

4) END ETHNIC CLEANSING / “GENTRIFICATION” OF BLACKS OUT OF SEATTLE’S HISTORIC “CENTRAL AREA” TO THE “SUBURBS”.

 

5) REMOVE PICTURE OF THE “NORTH AMERICAN HITLER” GEORGE WASHINGTON, THE GENOCIDAL MASS MURDERER OF NATIVE AMERICAN “INDIANS” (NOT BORN IN INDIA) AND “OWNER” OF 319 NON-MUSLIM BLACK AFRICAN CHRISTIAN “SLAVES”.

 

6) STOP THE SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM TEACHING BLACK CHILDREN AND ALL CHILDREN THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THOMAS JEFFERSON WERE CHAMPIONS OF “FREEDOM, JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND DEMOCRACY” WHEN THEY WERE IN FACT BRUTAL “TERRORISTS” THAT ENSLAVED UNFORTUNATE KIDNAPPED / TERRORIZED “CHRISTIANIZED” AFRICAN MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN. RESTRUCTURE SEATTLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM AROUND ENTRY LEVEL CAREER / REAL PERFORMANCE BASED EDUCATION.

 

7) END HOMELESSNESS BY CITY PROVIDING LAND MATERIALS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE / COUNSELING FOR HOMELESS TO BUILD THEIR OWN MORTGAGE FREE HOUSING.

 

8) LIMIT SEATTLE ARMED GOVERNMENT AGENTS (“POLICE”) TO 5 YEARS IN WHICH THEY MUST COMPLETE QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHER’S CERTIFICATE AND TEACH FOR 5 YEARS BEFORE RETURNING TO SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND INSTITUTE “STING OPERATIONS” TO CATCH CRIMINALS HIDING BEHIND GOVERNMENT ISSUES BADGES AND GUNS.

 

9) SEATTLE SHOULD FORM ITS OWN BANK FOR FINANCING CITY PROJECTS AND FOR FINANCING HOMELESS OWNED HOUSING FOR “HOMELESS / POOR”. ( HAVE YOU SEEN A HOMELESS UNEMPLOYED BIRD?)

 

10) SINCE RACE IS ARBITRARILY AND UNSCENTIFICALLY BASED ON “SKIN COLOR”, REDEFINE “RACE” BASED ON HAIR COLOR WHICH IS A LOT EASIER TO CHANGE, ESPECIALLY FOR “WHITE MINDED” INTEGRATED NEGROES LIKE “WHITE SUPREMACY” COURT JUSTICE “UNCLE” CLARENCE THOMAS.



For more information:

PO BOX 22328
SEATTLE, WA 98122
(206) 639-0162
omariAfrinet@yahoo.com
www.Omariforcitycouncil.wix.com

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Thomas A. Tobin



Thomas A. Tobin


Education: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates
Occupation: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates

Statement:

Thomas Tobin was born and raised on Capitol Hill, a true Hiller. He still resides on the Hill with his wife and two children. A United States Marine Corps Veteran, College Graduate, and Business Owner, Thomas knows the meaning of Leadership and

Teamwork. Working with the public for over 35yrs, Thomas has a strong sense of Community, Service, and Dependability.

 

Thomas is a not a politician, but a tax paying Seattleite who thinks the voice of the average citizen is not being heard.

Zoning law changes…housing and parking!!!

Tunnel??….really? 

Mercer Mess….Transportation Issues.(positive steps, but more needs to be addressed)

Dirty Streets/Sidewalks/Parks…

Taxes that go….where?

Rate hikes for almost Everything…

..etc……

 

Thomas wants to be Your Voice that’s Listening!

 

Thomas believes City Government should be…..

 

By and for the People, Communities, and Neighborhoods.

 

Have strict Accountability in all Departments.

 

Be easily Accessible and Transparent.

 

When there is cooperation between city government and its people,

Businesses flourish. On the flip side, the more government you have, the less

it services the citizens.

 

Thomas’ concerns about city government-citizen relations, accountability, accessibility, cleanliness, and transportation, comes from his heart. As a true Hiller, he’d like to see

 

……public and elected officials on the same page as the citizens they represent.

 

……Seattle become the livable place we all come to expect.

 

……the ground work laid today for a better Seattle tomorrow.

 

Thomas has been here all of his live and is not leaving anytime soon. He shares your

view that Seattle is and will continue to be the greatest place to live. He will ask the

pressing/difficult questions and get real straight forward answers for all of us!!!!!

 

Thomas LOVES SEATTLE! Vote TOBIN on Tuesday, Your Voice that’s Listening!!!

See more at www.thomastobin.org  / FB Thomas Tobin / @13_thomast / linkedin.com-

Thomas A Tobin



For more information:

512 14TH AVE E.
SEATTLE, WA 98112
(206) 328-4201
thomast11@yahoo.com


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Alex Tsimerman



Alex Tsimerman


Education: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates
Occupation: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates

Statement:

Are we better now than 4 years ago?

Stop fascism with idiotic face.

Stop corruption and restore the Republic.

This plan can bring $2 billion/yr back to the people- back to the community.

 

SALUTE TO THE NATION: a fundamental plan to fix our community.

 

(1) RENT - 50% of apartments for people who make less than $40, 000 and rent no more than 30% of income. No taxes for builders or landlords.

(2)  CITY SALARIES – approx.. $40,000 per  year for every elected official.

(3)  TRANSPORATION - Free public transportation for citizens in Seattle.

(4)  INSURANCE COMPANY - Establish a city insurance company for all cars and housing.

(5) ELECTION FINANCE REFORM – Restore freedom of speech with open Bertha room in City Hall every Sunday for public conversation. This can neutralize Citizen United.

(6) Q/A - 4 Q/A meetings a year for every elected official, judges included.

(7) VOLUNTEER PUBLIC COURT - A public court to monitor ALL elected officials.

(8) JUDGE REFORM – Completely independent judicial branch, including financial funds.

(9) STOP LARGE PROJECTS- Tunnel, 520 , Arena, etc. and overpayment of government subcontractors who steal the people’s money.

(10) TWO TERMS, THAT’S IT – No more than 2 terms for elected official to stop total corruption.

(11) MINIMUM VACATION - 3 week vacation for workers and 3 months maternity payment to all parents.

(12) STOP INCARCERATION – And double jeopardy for ex-criminals.

(13) DISTRICTS - All businesses pay for small infrastructure upkeep, which will be directed by district councils.

(14) CORPORATE CONTROL - Stop Amazon and Vulcom and move these companies from downtown. This can fix many city and transportation problems.

(15) GREEN LINE - During rush hour, green lights to I-5 and 99.

(16) TAX & LICENSE– For all bicycles and tax millionaires.

(17) SELLING HOMES –Only sell 3 houses per year. Stop housing speculation.

(18) TICKETS AND TOWING – No subcontractors. Make it publically owned.

(19) LEGALIZE PROSITUTION / DRUGS – Safer for sex worker and drug user.

(20) FAIR MARKET – If Comcast is the only company, it should be a publicly owned.

(21) CHANGE SITUATION – Reps and Dems destroyed America by using Corporations that destroy jobs.

                          

AMERICA STANDUP! Only together we can bring America back on track to common sense.

 

Of, by and for the people.

 

Education: College and University equivalent to US Master’s degree in Engineering Management.

Occupation: President of StandUP-America



For more information:

PO BOX 4222
SEATTLE, WA 98104

www.alexforamerica.com

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Alon Bassok



Alon Bassok


Education: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates
Occupation: Section not used by City of Seattle candidates

Statement:

The Seattle City Council has two lawyers, a reporter, a business owner, two public administrators, a CFO, a college professor, and an insurance broker. What we need is someone who understands how cities function to keep Seattle great.

 

We need an urban planner.

 

I hold a Ph.D. and am an urban planner with a focus on real estate and transportation. Currently, I work at the Runstad Center of Real Estate Studies at the UW conducting research on Washington’s housing market, green building values, and parking requirements.  I also teach in the UW’s Sustainable Transportation program.

 

If I’m elected, what will I do for you?

 

I will bring a proactive agenda to the City Council to keep Seattle a progressive, robust city.

 

We can’t solve our transportation problems when workers are priced out of Seattle. Even with our new minimum wage, people still can’t afford to live here. By having a range of housing options available in our urban centers, we will have fewer people on the roads and a more well-rounded local community to enjoy.

 

I will bring my skills for learning the effects of policies BEFORE they are implemented, not after.  

 

We must understand the effects of our city’s programs and policies. I have the skills to learn how proposals are likely to affect the market, enabling me to advance of the most efficient and equitable policies to support the growth of our great city.

 

My endorsements confirm that I’ve earned the strong support of our fellow neighbors.

 

“Alon Bassok is a remarkable, well informed, trustworthy and compassionate man. His decisions are driven by reason and truth, not partisanship.” – Jesse Thomas, Co-Owner, Crow and Betty Restaurants, Queen Anne

 

“Alon’s background in urban planning, coupled with his balanced views on growth and human service needs, make him an excellent candidate.” – Jessica Vets, Executive Director, Fremont Chamber

 

I have lived in several of Seattle’s neighborhoods over the past two decades as a planner, restaurateur, musician, husband, and father.  I love our city and want Seattle to be a place where my two daughters can pursue their dreams.

 

We need to step forward and embrace the growth that is coming while ensuring that we all can still live in our city.  We need to start by building a lot more affordable housing in the right places and make sure our municipal transportation system can support our current and future needs.



For more information:

6548 25TH AVE SW
SEATTLE, WA 98106
(206) 356-1331
bassok4council@gmail.com
www.alonbassok.com

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