West Seattle politics: Triangle Pub owner running for Legislature

Just out of the inbox – Triangle Pub owner Geoffrey McElroy says he has filed to run for State House Position 2 in the 34th District this fall. That’s the seat now held by Rep. Sharon Nelson. The news release we received doesn’t stipulate a party, but his Facebook page says “independent.” (Nelson is a Democrat.) ADDED WEDNESDAY: Seattle Weekly’s Mike Seely (a West Seattleite) interviewed McElroy after the announcement; here’s his story (including details of the Friday night kickoff event).

5 Replies to "West Seattle politics: Triangle Pub owner running for Legislature"

  • Michele February 2, 2010 (6:59 pm)

    Rep Nelson is the most progressive, accessible and resposible rep in Wa. She is smart and is one of the rare elected officials who actually listen to people giving testimony. She responds to calls & emails with much more than a “thank you for your message” and I’m very thankful to live in a place that has elected officials like her. If this opponent thinks he could possibly trump this I will take a tremendous amount of convincing.

  • Brian February 3, 2010 (11:57 am)

    Rep. Nelson is a fantastic elected official. This race isn’t about her performance though, since she is presumably running for the State Senate; It’s about the issues and who will best represent West Seattle. McElroy certainly offers a fresh approach and a “new voice” that will make the campaign season interesting in the 34th.

  • ivan February 4, 2010 (8:21 am)

    Sharon’s House seat will be open — she already has said she’s running for the Senate seat presently held by Joe McDermott, who will be running for County Council.

    Sharon and Joe deserve everybody’s support. This guy McElroy — not so much till we hear what he’s for or not for. “Fresh approach” and “new voice” are just so much bla-bla-bla, and “independent” tells me he’s not interested in being a Democrat. Good luck with that in the 34th District, Mac.

  • Brian February 5, 2010 (2:24 pm)

    McElroy has articulated what he’s interested in – quality education, transportation that works for West Seattleites, and supporting small business – which is the backbone of our community. I find it ironic that on the one hand Ivan claims to be interested in what McElroy stands for while on the other he dismisses him because he doesn’t pass the “litmus” test of his party’s affiliation.

  • Out-of-Work February 5, 2010 (11:08 pm)

    I am just an unemployed guy that lives in West Seattle.

    What I get from what’s out there is that “Mac” is a running against no one.

    My question for the candidates is: What are the specifics of your policies that will create and retain good jobs so we can beat this economic dive.

    Please reply in a direct, concise, and clear manner.

    “Listening to the community” “I am your voice” “Audacity of Hope” “Values” and “Maverick” candidates need not send your bulk-mail.

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