ELECTION 2021: Mike McQuaid drops City Council candidacy

checkbox.jpgLess than two weeks after kicking off his City Council Position 8 candidacy with a citywide tour including a West Seattle Junction stop, Mike McQuaid has withdrawn. We noticed it on the city elections website this afternoon and confirmed it with a campaign spokesperson. The Seattle Times reported last Friday that McQuaid had been charged with assault and harassment in 2015 after, according to a police report, he threatened and threw a rock at a man working on a landscaping project outside his South Lake Union condo building. The Times report says the charge resulted in a “deferred prosecution” agreement and a dismissal in 2018. McQuaid’s withdrawal leaves West Seattle-residing incumbent Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda alone in the Position 8 race for now; filings won’t be finalized until May.

4 Replies to "ELECTION 2021: Mike McQuaid drops City Council candidacy"

  • Anne March 1, 2021 (6:59 pm)

    Oh  please won’t someone else step up to run against Mosqueda?!

  • Delridge March 1, 2021 (8:01 pm)

    I’m crying from laughing so hard. Looks like Mosqueda will have a nice easy slide into Position 8 again. All the lovely smart alecs who were hoping McQuack was going to make it, sorry guys. 

  • flimflam March 1, 2021 (8:56 pm)

    any person with a “i’m going to cut your head off” quote under their belt should probably not run for anything. as much as i despise the current council/city politics that is an easy “no thanks”.

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