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March 19, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Ishii drops out of mayor’s race, challenges Bagshaw instead

David Ishii, AKA Papa Bigfoot, a self-described West Seattle “character,” switched political races this week. He decided not to compete in the crowded race for Seattle mayor, but to instead challenge City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, who is seeking her second term. Ishii has raised no money for his campaigns and plans to collect signatures to qualify…


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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,, features stream-of-consciousness campaign issues including cleaning up drugs, racketeering and major corruption.¬†When asked about the…


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