Mayor … Duke?

He’s said it before (we found a 2005 reference) and now he’s apparently saying it again; Duke’s Chowder House restaurant chain owner Duke Moscrip (whose locations include one on Alki) says he’s thinking about a mayoral run. Here’s part of a group e-mail he sent:

I have recently been encouraged to run for Mayor of Seattle and I am seriously considering the idea. Many of you have said that I have “always acted like the Mayor so might as well give you the job.” All kidding aside, my interest and motive in doing so will be clear to you when you begin to see my writings on the issues in our City and State. Please take this opportunity to go take a look on the page created at Facebook. I encourage you to comment on my ideas and/or my potential campaign.

Here’s the Facebook link; there’s a Twitter account set up too (so far, just pointing to two links on the FB page). So, is he truly serious? We put in a call; Moscrip called back late Wednesday night and left voice mail saying he’s “inclined” to run but hasn’t made up his mind yet. We hope to chat with him more in-depth soon. Those who HAVE filed their intention to campaign, besides incumbent Mayor Nickels: James Donaldson (the former Sonic also is on the council-candidate list) and Norman Sigler.

3 Replies to "Mayor ... Duke?"

  • Meghan March 12, 2009 (7:50 am)

    I’m as tired of Mayor Nickels as anyone, but I don’t think Duke realistically has much of a chance. I sure hope Peter Steinbrueck (sp?) decides to run. He is such a good, progressive, talented public servant. And probably the only person who could beat Nickels handily.

  • JRC March 12, 2009 (12:22 pm)

    Bring it on Duke

  • elevated concern March 13, 2009 (8:47 am)

    I vote for Phil Talmadge.

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