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February 18, 2015 at 1:33 PM

Seattle mayor’s legal counsel announces bid for City Council

Less than two hours after Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark dropped her re-election bid Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray’s legal counsel, M. Lorena González, declared for the seat that Clark had been seeking. Seven of the council’s nine spots are moving to representation by geographic district this year. But two will remain citywide seats, including the…

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Comments | More in Local government, Seattle City Council | Topics: 2015 Seattle City Council elections, M. Lorena González, Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark

February 18, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Sally Clark won’t run for Seattle City Council re-election

Update: Read the full story here. Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark has decided to not seek re-election this year. On the council since 2006 and its former president, Clark has been registered to run for one of two remaining citywide seats as seven of the council’s positions move to election by geographic district in 2015. But…

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Comments | More in Local government, Seattle City Council | Topics: 2015 Seattle City Council elections, Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata, Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark

February 10, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Tenants Union leader will take on Burgess or Clark in Seattle City Council campaign

Jonathan Grant wants to be the new Nick Licata. Grant, executive director of the Tenants Union of Washington State, announced his Seattle City Council candidacy Tuesday with a tip of his hat to the longtime, lefty council member. Licata said last month he won’t pursue re-election. “With Nick Licata announcing he will not run again, I decided to…

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Comments | More in Local government, Politics Northwest, Seattle City Council | Topics: 2015 Seattle City Council elections, Brighton, Jonathan Grant

January 26, 2015 at 10:04 AM

Neighborhood activist planning Seattle City Council run against Clark

Bill Bradburd, a neighborhood activist and property owner, plans to challenge Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark this year for one of the council’s two citywide seats, he said Monday. Bradburd lives in the Central District, he said. He chairs the Seattle Neighborhood Coalition. The 57-year-old has spoken out at City Hall against  certain high-density real estate…

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