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January 17, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Another candidate files in race for Seattle mayor

Promising to liven up the campaign, David Ishii, 56, a self-described poet and artist, filed paperwork Wednesday with the Seattle Ethics and Election Commission to run for mayor. He becomes the seventh person to announce his candidacy.

Ishii’s website, papabigfoot.com, features stream-of-consciousness campaign issues including cleaning up drugs, racketeering and major corruption. When asked about the corruption in a phone interview, Ishii said it’s being “investigated worldwide.” Ishii said he lives in subsidized housing in West Seattle and receives federal disability payments.

“I’m quite the character,” he said, and added about his candidacy, “At least it will make it interesting.”

This David Ishii should not be confused with the late Pioneer Square used bookseller, David Ishii, who died in February.

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