Video: Warm “homecoming” for Dorsol Plants, post-Council run

August 27, 2009 at 1:26 am | In Highland Park, West Seattle news, West Seattle politics, West Seattle video | 3 Comments

Nine months after Dorsol Plants stood before the Highland Park Action Committee – which he chaired at the time — to say he was launching a run for Seattle City Council (here’s our 11/24/08 report), he stood before HPAC again last night to post-mortem his run. The clip above shows Dina Johnson presenting Plants with a certificate of appreciation; in the next one, you’ll see him spend about five minutes recalling what the campaign was like, and revealing who he’s supporting now:

With most of the votes counted, the most recent results show Plants finishing with 14% of the vote in the District 4 race – far behind leader Sally Bagshaw at 51%, but not that far behind second-place David Bloom at 18%, who (with Bagshaw) advances to the general (and who, as you heard if you watched the second video clip, Plants is endorsing). Plants, a U.S. Army veteran who currently works for a human-services agency, hasn’t announced his next political plan, but says there will definitely be one – “I’m not done yet.” (In the very short term, by the way, he’ll be celebrating his 25th birthday this weekend.)

3 Comments

  1. Having worked with Dorsol on a regular basis in the 34th District Democrats, I can say with some certainty that he knew going into his Council race that the odds were against him.

    He was young, he was unknown, he didn’t have any money and wasn’t likely to raise any, and in addition to being up against the well-funded, well-connected Bagshaw, who all the “right” people supported, he was up against Bloom, who shared a lot of his economic and social justice positions and approaches, and was going to split the “social justice” voters.

    None of that stopped Dorsol from campaigning with energy, with commitment, with genuine respect for the issues and for the voters, and with humility, dignity, and class.

    I congratulate him for a race well run and look forward to working with him in the future, and not only Highland Park, but the greater West Seattle community should, too.

    Comment by ivan — 9:36 am August 27, 2009 #

  2. Having worked with Dorsol on a regular basis in the 34th District Democrats, I can say with some certainty that he knew going into his Council race that the odds were against him.
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    He was young, he was unknown, he didn’t have any money and wasn’t likely to raise any, and in addition to being up against the well-funded, well-connected Bagshaw, who all the “right” people supported, he was up against Bloom, who shared a lot of his economic and social justice positions and approaches, and was going to split the “social justice” voters.
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    None of that stopped Dorsol from campaigning with energy, with commitment, with genuine respect for the issues and for the voters, and with humility, dignity, and class.
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    I congratulate him for a race well run and look forward to working with him in the future, and not only Highland Park, but the greater West Seattle community should, too.

    Comment by ivan — 9:37 am August 27, 2009 #

  3. Sorry for the double post.

    Comment by ivan — 9:37 am August 27, 2009 #

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