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February 2, 2015 at 10:58 AM

O’Brien will face challenger in Seattle City Council district race

Mike O’Brien won’t win re-election without a fight. When the current Seattle City Council member announced last week that he would seek the council’s 6th District seat, he was the only candidate in the race. Not anymore. Catherine Weatbrook, a Ballard community leader who co-chairs the City Neighborhood Council -– the elected, citizen-led advisory group that coordinates city…

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January 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien will run for district seat

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien will seek the council’s 6th District seat in this year’s elections, he said Monday. O’Brien, in office since 2010, considered pursuing one of the council’s two citywide positions. But that would have likely meant campaigning against either Council President Tim Burgess or Councilmember Sally Clark. Councilmember Nick Licata made O’Brien’s decision easier…

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