COUNCIL DISTRICT NO. 8
Know your Johns. Three of them are running for this citywide council seat against one Dick, er, Tim. Tim Burgess, the most conservative member of the Seattle City Council.
Rockstar John, John Roderick (front man for the band the Long Winters), wants to be "the independent voice" on the city council, fighting against car-centric transportation boondoggles, youth detention centers and especially against the "homogenous culture" creeping into Seattle.
Tenants Rights Jon, Jon Grant, has experience expanding affordable housing, and wants to continue that work on the city council via inclusionary zoning and requiring developers pay maximum linkage fees. He's also wants to hold SPD officers accountable in excessive force cases, something that isn't happening now.
Labor Leader John, John Persak, will fight for good paying jobs, linkage and impact fees and accountability for Deep Bore Tunnel cost overruns.
All three Johns seem like good candidate, and for me it's a near coin flip between
Rockstar John and Tenants Rights Jon. But right now, the city council needs a strong voice for the independent arts community in Seattle, something that's currently lacking. Pick the guy with the voice.
VOTE JOHN RODERICK