Meet the District 2 Candidates: Mark Solomon

South Seattle Emerald contributors met with candidates running for Seattle City Council’s District 2 seat. Incumbent Bruce Harrell announced in January he would not run, and seven candidates filed to take over his vacant seat. This week the Emerald will publish interviews the candidates talking about their campaigns in their own words. Today, Emerald contributor Carolyn Bick speaks with Christopher Peguero. Click here to read all of the candidate interviews published so far.

by Natalie Barry

Mark Solomon is a crime prevention coordinator with the Seattle City Council and is running for the Seattle City Council’s District 2 position, which encompasses Southeast Seattle and the International District.

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Meet the District 2 Candidates: Omari Tahir-Garrett

South Seattle Emerald contributors met with candidates running for Seattle City Council’s District 2 seat. Incumbent Bruce Harrell announced in January he would not run, and seven candidates filed to take over his vacant seat. This week the Emerald will publish interviews the candidates talking about their campaigns in their own words. Today, Emerald contributor Carolyn Bick speaks with Christopher Peguero. Click here to read all of the candidate interviews published so far.

by Aaron Burkhalter

Omari Tahir-Garrett is a community activist and organizer and is running for the Seattle City Council’s District 2 position, which encompasses Southeast Seattle and the International District.

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Meet the District 2 Candidates: Ari Hoffman

South Seattle Emerald contributors met with candidates running for Seattle City Council’s District 2 seat. Incumbent Bruce Harrell announced in January he would not run, and seven candidates filed to take over his vacant seat. This week the Emerald will publish interviews the candidates talking about their campaigns in their own words. Today, Emerald contributor Carolyn Bick speaks with Ari Hoffman. Click here to read all of the candidate interviews published so far.

by Carolyn Bick

Ari Hoffman is a local property manager and is running for the Seattle City Council’s District 2 position, which encompasses Southeast Seattle and the International District. A transplant from New York, he moved with his wife to Seattle shortly after the two married. He’s on the board of his synagogue and volunteers there as a youth director. He is also on the Jewish Cemetery Board. Continue reading Meet the District 2 Candidates: Ari Hoffman

Meet the District 2 Candidates: Phyllis Porter

South Seattle Emerald contributors met with candidates running for Seattle City Council’s District 2 seat. Incumbent Bruce Harrell announced in January he would not run, and seven candidates filed to take over his vacant seat. This week the Emerald will publish interviews the candidates talking about their campaigns in their own words. Today, Emerald contributor Bunthay Cheam speaks with Phyllis Porter. Click here to read all of the candidate interviews published so far.

by Bunthay Cheam

Phyllis Porter is transportation advocate and is running for the Seattle City Council’s District 2 position, which encompasses Southeast Seattle and the International District. You may know Porter for her fight for transportation access and equity, but she says she’s more than that.

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PHOTOS: Seattle Celebrates Pride 2019

by Emerald Contributors

The big parade takes place every year downtown, but a number of events around the city and particularly the South End highlight the diversity of the month-long celebration. South Seattle Emerald contributors Carolyn Bick and Guy Oron offered up their images of Pride from several events this year. And a group of Seattle Pride parade participants shared their view on war and militarism.

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Meet the District 2 Candidates: Christopher Peguero

South Seattle Emerald contributors met with candidates running for Seattle City Council’s District 2 seat. Incumbent Bruce Harrell announced in January he would not run, and seven candidates filed to take over his vacant seat. This week the Emerald will publish interviews the candidates talking about their campaigns in their own words. Today, Emerald contributor Carolyn Bick speaks with Christopher Peguero. Click here to read all of the candidate interviews published so far.

by Carolyn Bick

Christopher Peguero is a 12-year public employee at Seattle City Light and is running for the Seattle City Council’s District 2 position, which encompasses Southeast Seattle and the International District. Peguero is a union member of Strategic Advisors of City Light, which is part of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), and has a background in environmental education space. He lives on Beacon Hill with his husband and their two children.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Old School Reggae & Hip-Hop Party, Dark Diamonds Burlesque, Curley Taylor, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., July 4:

Filipino American Friendship Day

“This will be a whole day event full of live entertainment, display of Filipino’s arts and crafts, food galore and unity amongst Filipino-Americans to take pride of the restoration of the said park that symbolizes Filipinos pride and honor!

“This first project we’re doing on July 4th is only the beginning, but we hope to gain more support from our kababayans and neighboring communities as our intent and goal is to make this a beautiful park for everyone to enjoy particularly to all Filipinos around the world!

“Please share and invite this event to help us spread the word!”

Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Doctor Jose P. Rizal Park — 1008 12th Ave. S.
Cost: Free to attend

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