by Hannah Krieg
(This article was originally published by Real Change News and has been reprinted with permission.)
“I think I’m going to do this,” Nicole Thomas-Kennedy said to public defender Sadé Smith, a friend and former colleague, when she decided to run for Seattle city attorney as an abolitionist. “Are you sure you don’t want to do it?”
Thomas-Kennedy, who is white, wanted to double-check. She later told Real Change, “If there was a BIPOC abolitionist running for city attorney, I probably would never have entered the race.”
It was the day of the filing deadline for the 2021 primary when political newcomer Thomas-Kennedy decided to challenge 12-year incumbent Pete Holmes.
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The Emerald invited top mayoral candidates to tell readers why they deserve South Seattle’s vote. Voters have until Aug. 3 to cast their vote in the primary election.
by Andrew Grant Houston
My name is Andrew Grant Houston, and I am the best candidate for South Seattle because I will take action. I’m not a lawyer or career politician, disconnected from the everyday experience of Seattleites. As a queer, Black, and Latino renter, I am the only candidate who doesn’t own a home. I ride the bus and frequent our small local businesses. We know South Seattle is ready for someone who looks like us, represents the South End, and understands the lived experiences of those most affected by our City’s policies.
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The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and whereweconverge.com.
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Morning Update Show — Tuesday, Jan. 12
LIVE — Seattle Mayoral Candidate Andrew Grant Houston | Jayapal Gets COVID as Others Refuse to Wear Masks | More Fallout From Capitol Riots | Amazon Fresh to Open Up in the Central District | Police Accountability Hits the State Legislature | City Rolls Out $2.17M COVID Relief for Hospitality Workers
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