The official news release from the campaign:
David Miller, who began his campaign for Seattle City Council in November
2008, officially filed for Council Position 8 this morning. “I’m excited by all the
support I’ve received. In early March, I said I was running for Position 8 and today
made that official,” said Miller.
A 15+ year local business executive, environmental advocate, and neighborhood
representative, Miller entered the City Council race to bring balance to these
varying interests and a deliberate and thoughtful perspective to decisions affecting
the citizens of Seattle.
“Seattle’s needs are complex and we can’t afford to hire single-issue candidates for
the job,” stated Miller. “Every week, every meeting, every event on the campaign
trail reinforces my goal of creating a diverse coalition of businesses,
environmentalists, and neighborhood leaders is the right approach to this campaign.
It doesn’t always translate easily to a sound bite, but Seattleites appreciate a
candidate who knows voters are smart enough to understand specific answers to
Miller has gathered strong endorsements during the campaign. Earth Day founder Denis
Hayes, habitat preservation leader Matt Mega, pedestrian advocate Lisa Quinn, green
economy guru Stacy Noland, tree advocates Cheryl Trivison and Rich Haag, and open
space advocate John Barber are among those in the environmental community endorsing
Biotech leader Bruce Montgomery; former head of the National Cancer Institute,
biotech venture capitalist, and Obama Administration advisor Dr. Richard Klausner;
green developers Bruce Blume and Linda Pruitt; business leader Anne Levinson; and
Seattle business icon Bill Grinstein are among Miller’s many supporters in the
Georgetown community leader Kathy Nyland, Delridge leader Pete Spaulding, West
Seattle leader Ivan Weiss, Beacon/Jefferson leader Judith Edwards, community leaders
Bruce Bentley and Kiku Hayashi, low income housing executive Sharon H. Lee, and many
others from all parts of the city are among Miller’s community-based supporters.
Miller is also endorsed by State Representative Scott White, King County
Councilmember Bob Ferguson, and former Seattle City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck.
Council Position 8 is currently held by Councilmember Richard McIver, who has stated
his intention to retire. “In my work with City Council on various issues, I’ve come
to respect Councilmember McIver’s tough and direct questions and pledge to carry on
that tradition,” Miller said. “Seattle owes a large debt to Councilmember McIver,”
noted Miller, “and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him publicly. Seattle
is a better place for his service.”
Based upon input from hundreds of Seattle residents, David Miller’s campaign is
focused on four priorities: Grow Responsibly, Strengthen Neighborhoods, Prioritize
People, and Return to Basics. More detail on these themes and the campaign is
available on www.MillerForSeattle.org.
Miller filed to run for City Council on November 18, 2008, the third non-incumbent
to file for the race. On March 9, 2009 he became the second candidate to announce an
intention to run for Position 8. Shortly after 9:00am today, Miller made his
official filing for Position 8 with King County Elections.
David Miller lives with his wife in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of north Seattle
where he was president of the Community Council, works to preserve existing green
space, and advocates for responsible urban growth and density in our urban core
areas. David is founder and CEO of Biotech Stock Research and volunteers for the
UW-Bothell Center for Student Entrepreneurship where he helps aspiring business
owners launch their companies. A Council-appointed representative to the Parks and
Green Spaces Citizen’s Advisory Committee, David helped create the package for the
2008 Parks for All Levy and advocated for its successful passage. He is currently an
alternate serving on Seattle’s Neighborhood Planning Advisory Committee.