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Morales, Solomon Lead Race for Seattle City Council District 2

Girmay Zahilay ahead of Larry Gossett in King County Council District 2 race

by Aaron Burkhalter

Candidates Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon will advance to the general election in the race for Seattle City Council’s District 2 seat, which represents Southeast Seattle. After the first tally of ballots for the Aug. 6 primary, the two candidates stood out in a crowd of seven people who had filed for the position previously held by three-term incumbent Bruce Harrell, who declined to run for a fourth term.

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Primary Election Ballots Due Tuesday

by Emerald Staff

King County Elections has already received more than 30,000 ballots, but there are still five more days to vote before the results are tallied on Aug. 6. The results will determine which candidates move forward into the general election, most notably in the packed races for Seattle City Council seats representing seven geographic districts around the city.

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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 Police Department 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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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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Nickelsville and LIHI Standoff Reaches Three Months Amid Calls for Mediation

by Aaron Burkhalter and Carolyn Bick

Nickelsville’s Scott Morrow has spent his days in the kitchen tent of the tiny house village on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Othello Street. At night, he sleeps on a table in a nearby canopy tent known as “Fisher-Price Suite,” where residents store toys for children living there.

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Meet the District 2 Candidates: Tammy Morales

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 Guy Oron speaks with Tammy Morales. Click here to read all of the candidate interviews published so far.

by Guy Oron

Tammy Morales is longtime advocate of economic justice and is running for the Seattle City Council’s District 2 position, which encompasses Southeast Seattle and the Chinatown International District. Tammy started her career working in policy-making as a legislative director in the Texas House of Representatives for Rep. Garnet Coleman. There she “saw firsthand what happens when community isn’t participating in those conversations about how government spends our money.”

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Seattle Could See More Backyard Cottages and Mother-In-Laws — What Does that Mean for Housing Affordability?

by Aaron Burkhalter

Four years ago, the city of Seattle first began the process of lifting restrictions on mother-in-law apartments, basement apartments, backyard cottages and other accessory dwelling units.

These structures and housing add-ons are often known by different acronyms: ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) and DADUs (Detached Accessory Dwelling Units). Setting the legislative alphabet soup aside, these are basically residential structures or apartments that share space inside or on the same property as single family homes. In a city where housing is scarce and single-family homes take up a disproportionate share of the land, allowing more of these could make a difference.

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