Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lobbyist whore: Peter Steinbrueck Is Running for Mayor

As long as he can stuff his pockets with lobbying money and trade off the corpse of his father then he's got a shot and going head to head for a battle for third place with McGinn.

Electing city council by districts, like the county does, would be more democratic. I like democracy, we should try it, rather than this coalition of neighborhood breakfast clubs bullshit. This is a city, lets try acting like it.

There is no yesteryear nostalgia here. He has been paid to run by lobbyist money, it's his job.

Another hurdle for Steinbrueck is being branded with the "L" word—not a lesbian, but a lobbyist. He contends that his lobbying positions are consistent with his personal convictions. "I do some lobbying, but it's a tiny part of what I do," he explains. Steinbrueck has done work recently on behalf of the Port of Seattle to oppose the arena in Sodo.


And he is paid lobbyist for:

In addition, Steinbrueck has recently taken work with the Washington State Department of Transportation (as a historic architect for settlement issues along the deep-bore tunnel alignment), the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (for waterfront design), a University District group (advocating that the future light rail station have a park atop of it instead of a building), and Virginia Mason Medical Center (helping with its land-use planning). And finally, he's working on behalf of the South Lake Union Community Coalition, which is lobbying the city to restrict a proposal for 400-foot towers in South Lake Union.

Peter Steinbrueck Is Running for Mayor by Dominic Holden - Seattle Features - The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper

He's battling for third place with McGinn. Tim Burgess will lock up the opposing side to McGinn on the Seattle Police Department to take second, and Ed Murray is leading them all in fund raising and political skill.

Btw, the doubters about the power of pissed off basketball fans might want to ask Greg Nickles how many of those votes he lost on his way to losing the primary to two nobodies.
In the 2013 primary, with this many people running, every niche group matters, including the thousands of basketball fans.

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