Michael George says the Seattle City Council has lost the people’s trust, and the District 7 candidate wants to earn it back.
George has lived downtown for 11 years, and is a senior project manager at commercial real estate firm Kidder Mathews who is focused on transit-oriented development.
He said he and his wife noticed a lack of public schools, playgrounds and green spaces in the neighborhood when they were expecting their first child seven years ago, so they started the Parents for a Better Downtown Seattle nonprofit. Working on Seattle Public Schools task forces, he saw the needs downtown were not unlike those in many neighborhoods around the city, he said.
There’s a new candidate running for City Council in the downtown Seattle district Sally Bagshaw is leaving vacant. Michael George, a development consultant that works for a local commercial real estate firm, announced his candidacy for District 7 today. He’s become fairly involved in local politics, especially around advocating for family issues like schools and family-sized affordable housing.
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Housing and Transportation leader Michael George announced his campaign today for Seattle City Council, District 7. District 7 includes Queen Anne, Magnolia, Uptown, Belltown, South Lake Union, Pioneer Square, and a small portion of Capitol Hill. He will be running for the seat held by Sally Bagshaw who is retiring this year.