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February 19, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Alison Holcomb for mayor?

As reported in Publicola and the Stranger, Alison Holcomb, drug policy director for the ACLU of Washington, may be running for the Seattle City Council or the mayor’s office.

A sponsor of Initiative 502, which enacted the state’s new legal marijuana law, Holcomb said today she is “having conversations with people whose advice I respect on political matters and taking in as much information as I can.”

She said she hopes to make a decision soon and hasn’t decided which office she might pursue. Holcomb’s name surfaced in a poll that added her name to lists of candidates running for mayor and council.

Holcomb said she doesn’t know who conducted the poll, nor how she fared. “I’m guessing I’m a proxy for a progressive woman candidate,” she said. Times’ political reporter Jim Brunner wrote recently about the dearth of female candidates for mayor in Seattle.

For those curious to see Holcomb in person, she is part of a panel discussion about I-502 tonight at the Naked City Brewery in Greenwood, along with Seattle police spokesman Sean Whitcomb and KUOW’s Ross Reynolds.

Soon after that, Holcomb — whom Seattle Weekly dubbed “Pot Mama” in a cover story last year — will be jetting off to Uruguay to talk with officials there about marijuana legalization.

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