Housing and Transportation Leader Michael George Announces Campaign For Seattle City Council, Position 7
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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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.
“Seattle and District 7 have been, and will continue to be the center of tremendous change in our region, and our City Councilmember needs to be responsive to the people of our district. Seattle should be a place where everyone has a place to live, everyone can get around and every family has the opportunity to be successful. I want to work with and listen to the community members and businesses who will be impacted to ensure the changes coming add to the quality of life in our city,” said Michael.
Michael lives Downtown with his wife and two young children. He has actively dedicated himself to making Seattle a place where people of all ages and incomes can live full lives. Michael co-founded Parents for a Better Downtown Seattle, a non-profit dedicated to making Downtown a better neighborhood for children. He has also served on the Seattle Public Schools Capacity Task Force, the Facilities Master Plan Task Force, Chaired the DSA’s Family Friendly sub-committee and volunteered on countless projects aimed at making Seattle work for people of all ages.
Michael is employed as a Senior Project Manager for Kidder Mathews, where he has specialized expertise in transit-oriented development, transportation projects, public-sector land acquisition and disposition, and affordable housing.
“I look forward to working hard every day, knocking on doors, listening to the residents of District 7, and explaining why I’m the best candidate for the job. We all want a Seattle and a City Council that prioritizes people and I’ll continue to be a leader that brings people together to solve complex problems and ensures all stakeholder voices are being heard” added Michael.