George developing District 7 campaign Downtown resident, education advocate running for council

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.

Michael George Enters Race to Replace Sally Bagshaw - The Stranger

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.

Housing and Transportation Leader Michael George Announces Campaign For Seattle City Council, Position 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.