Category Archives: Election 2017

Jenny the juggernaut 2: the general election

Seattle’s establishment candidate Durkan wins mayor’s race By George Howland Jr On election night, former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Jenny Durkan ran up a huge lead, 61-39 percent, over urbanist Cary Moon. While Moon refused to concede, the numbers … Continue reading

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Our top-rated list of overused campaign slogans in this general election

Words like “vibrant” “proven leader” “inclusive leader” with “bold solutions” and a “progressive vision” top the list of warm and fuzzy generalities Each election cycle, the successful campaigns for Mayor and City Council spend tens of thousands on campaign mailers. … Continue reading

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Outside City Hall won’t be endorsing anyone for Mayor and here’s why

  There’s no “there” there when it comes to Moon Some of our friends in the neighborhood movement and those involved in housing and homeless advocacy have chosen to cast their lot with “Team Moon”.  Moon’s opposition to the current … Continue reading

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Sister could raise conflicts of interest for Jenny Durkan

T. Ryan Durkan has worked on projects ranging from the Convention Center to Sound Transit. By George Howland Jr If elected, mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan must stay mum on city issues where her siblings have a financial interest. That could … Continue reading

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The mayor’s race: will Durkan’s money bury Moon?

As of Oct. 11, Jenny Durkan has raised $728,000 and the Chamber’s pro-Durkan PAC has raised nearly $900,000 Political observers say the race for Seattle mayor is close—except for money. Former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Jenny Durkan and her … Continue reading

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Cary’s Convention Center Conflict

CORRECTION: According to Wayne Barnett, Executive Director of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan, if elected, must also recuse herself from “any matter that her siblings have a financial interest in.” Barnett explains, “Anything where [Durkan’s] … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Election 2017, George Howland articles, Neighborhoods, Politics, Trees, parks, and open space

Is the Seattle Peoples Party Viable?

Nearly 200 people attend the party’s first general assembly By Melissa Hellmann, Contributing Writer On Saturday, Sept. 23, about 200 people piled into Nagomi Tea House in the heart of the International District to discuss their vision for the future … Continue reading

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