The list of candidates vying for your vote in the first-ever District 1 City Council race is now up to 11. But the newest name isn’t entirely new – last fall, David Ishii appeared on the list of candidates, then in December moved to an at-large race, and then on Monday called to tell us he was awaiting word on whether he could move back to the D-1 lineup. The city website shows he has done just that. His website describes Ishii as a “Vietnam-era vet, political activist, artist, sculptor, poet.” He’s run for council before.
IN THE DISTRICT 1 RACE NOW: David Ishii (back as of 3/9/2015), Pavel Goberman (declared 3/5/2015), Tom Koch (declared 2/19/15), Dave Montoure (declared 2/17/15), Lisa Herbold (declared 2/11/15), Shannon Braddock (declared 2/11/15), Brianna Thomas (declared 2/11/15), Phillip Tavel (declared 2/4/15), George Capestany (declared 11/11/14), Amanda Kay Helmick (declared 10/20/14), Chas Redmond (declared 12/20/13). Filing deadline is May 15th; primary election is August 4th. Along with voting on the D-1 position, West Seattle/South Park also will vote on the two “at-large” spots, Positions 8 and 9.
CANDIDATES’ FORUM THIS SATURDAY: The field has almost tripled since we hosted its first formal forum a month ago. The second one is next Saturday morning (March 14th), presented by VIEWS at the Senior Center of West Seattle, starting with an optional benefit breakfast at 9 am (VIEWS is nonprofit); the forum is set to start around 10:15 am. Updated information on the forum is centralized on this Facebook event page, including which candidates have RSVP’d.