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 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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Tammy Morales running for Seattle City Council, Bruce Harrell is not
Community organizer and Seattle Human Rights Commissioner Tammy Morales will run for the District 2 seat on the Seattle City Council in 2019. District 2 covers the Chinatown-International District and Southeast Seattle.
Continue reading News Gleams: Tammy Morales Announces Bid for City Council, Uber Expands Bike-Share to South End
by Marcus Harrison Green (featured image by Alex Garland)
As a number of local media outlets pile up the mea-culpas for overlooking of her campaign, Tammy Morales appears as oblivious to their new found discovery of her candidacy as they once did of her. It wasn’t so much that they left her for dead, as much as they never knew she was alive. Continue reading District 2 Candidate Morales: Had the Media Done Their Jobs, The Results of My Race Wouldn’t Come As A Shock
by Reagan Jackson (featured photo by Alex Garland)
Editor’s Note: We asked two District 2 residents to make a case for each of the candidates vying to represent the district as its first ever city council representative. This is the first of those two articles.
With elections around the corner, the race for city council in district two has come down to new comer Tammy Morales and incumbent Bruce Harrell. For the past year the race could easily be considered a David vs. Goliath match up, with Harrell clearly ahead in terms of funding, name recognition, and of course the added advantage of eight years of experience on the City Council. Continue reading The Case for Tammy Morales