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July 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Staadecker publishes campaign newspaper

Frustrated by his lack of media attention in the Seattle mayoral race, businessman Charlie Staadecker produced his own four-page tabloid newspaper and paid to have it inserted in city copies of the Seattle Times Friday. Under the headline “Believe in Seattle,” Staadecker outlines his leadership philosophy, experience, priorities  and his “Six pillars of good government.” His…


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July 15, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Staadecker skipping mayoral forum he sees as ‘inconducive to constructive discussion’

With “Candidate Survivor” taking place Tuesday, the hopefuls for Seattle mayor are doubtlessly practicing their singing and dancing moves in the hopes of living up to Tim Burgess’ epic 2011 rap performance. But candidate Charlie Staadecker says the popular and unusual event is “inconducive to constructive discussion” and “diminishing of the candidates and diminishing of…


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July 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM

‘The most interesting man’ in the Seattle mayoral race?

Charlie Staadecker, struggling in the polls, has settled on a strategy for winning votes for Seattle mayor: portraying himself as the race’s version of Dos Equis’ “most interesting man in the world.” Staadecker, a realtor and arts patron, has made five web videos parodying the popular Mexican beer commercials. The first video, posted online Monday, starts…


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April 30, 2013 at 1:36 PM

McGinn’s learning curve, Harrell’s applause line: takeaways from Monday mayoral debate

Monday’s mayoral forum in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood was a rapid-fire affair, with plenty of “lightning round” questions that had candidates displaying hastily jotted answers on giant sketchpads. The frenzied pace and eight-candidate field made it hard for anyone to emerge as a clear favorite, but there were some notable moments. Here…


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January 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Staadecker: Curb gun violence by keeping track of people who are mentally ill

Updated at 6:45 p.m. Charlie Staadecker began Tuesday with a bold announcement: if elected Seattle mayor, he would “lead the charge” to monitor the mentally ill to curb gun violence. But a few hours later, he backed off his own idea. “I would let the experts come up with what is the best plan,” he later said,…


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December 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Tim Burgess returns City Council war chest

Seattle City CouncilmemberTim Burgess When the Seattle City Council adopted new campaign finance rules in October, it was widely assumed that potential mayoral hopefuls Tim Burgess and Bruce Harrell would transfer surplus money from their 2011 City Council campaigns into the mayor’s race. The new rules prohibited rolling over surplus campaign funds once the law took…


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November 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Staadecker reports a $40,000 early start for his 2013 mayoral campaign

Local realtor Charlie Staadecker reports he has raised $40,000 in the first month of his 2013 campaign for Seattle mayor. Staadecker, 69, of Mount Baker, runs a commercial real estate firm. His campaign kicked off a month ago with a theme song and four pillars: education, jobs and economic security, quality of life, and safety…


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