Mallahan concedes mayor’s race to McGinn

With Mike McGinn leading by nearly 5,000 votes, Joe Mallahan conceded this evening, making McGinn our city’s next mayor.

This was McGinn in Ballard a few weeks ago at a rally supporting plans to bridge the Missing Link. “We went out and we spoke to people.” he said today. “We went out and we listened to people.” (Photo from Holy Outlaw).

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scozafazo
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scozafazo

Oh, crap.

Alysse Martyn
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Alysse Martyn

I expect the Missing Link will happen a lot sooner now.

h2o_girl
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h2o_girl

Sweet!

TTTCOTTH
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TTTCOTTH

And I thought we could never get a bigger douche bag then Nickels.

Freddie
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Freddie

Well I voted Mallahan, but face it, if you a middle or upper middle class professional and property owner in Seattle, all this transit-green-urban-village stuff actually makes our homes and communities more valuable. Bike paths, farmers markets, trams, light rail….this is the stuff of college educated, well-off whites. Sure, they'll toss a few bones over the side (aka the housing levy) but pretty soon we'll be in Berkeley North and no poor people will be able to live here.

Seriously, these kinds of Green Democrats are much better at protecting the wealth of upper middle class yuppies than Republicans with their cars, exurbs, strip malls and Walmarts.

bla
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bla

Well off whites sure do love their taxes

SPG
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SPG

OK, I voted for the guy. Now let's see what he can get done. I officially change my status from supporter to hawkeyed watchdog. I'll back him if he's doing the right thing and I will call foul where appropriate as well.
I wish you luck Mr Mayor-elect and offer my help when you need it, but don't expect a free pass either.
Fire up that transition team and let's hear the plan for the first 100 days.

Theravadist
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Theravadist

So is the fat boy corporate green lawyer gonna ride his bike or take the bus to city hall everyday?

Oh that's right, campaign's over, buses and bikes are for the little people.

Theravadist
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Theravadist

In Seattle they do. Have you ever noticed in Seattle how the greener and more liberal the neighborhood the more expensive the homes?

Ernie
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Ernie

I wonder if that's because, despite what the conservatives would have you believe, green liberals are actually pretty good at making money, and therefore can afford more expensive homes.

SPG
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SPG

So is the fat boy Theracidivist ever going to get on a bike or just post nasty comments because the corporate biz speak guy didn't win?

Oh that's right, you'd rather have a mayor who doesn't actually know anything about what's going on in the neighborhoods or care enough to show up.

SPG
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SPG

…and that's a bad thing, how?

Don't be jealous, just lift yourself up by your boot straps and chase that American Dream™ That's how your boy W did it, right?

Theravadist
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Theravadist

Not bad at all!

And no, I'm not jealous at all, I'd much prefer to have liberal (not leftist) neighbors, they are much better for my property values. It's why I vote Democrat, they are much better for my portfolio.

Plus with white, college educated liberals, we get nice, all-white schools (a few minorities bused in or adopted for diversity's sake), bum-free trams rather than buses, farmers markets with $4 tomatoes that are fab. Hell, it almost feels European! I love it.

Face it, liberals have more class, are better traveled, eat better and are better educated than Republicans (well, not the old school Rockefeller Republicans I grew up around…. mind you, they all voted Obama).

rufus455
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rufus455

I cant believe this city elected a douchebag from newyork. Nickels never looked so good. This city is an embarasment to common sense thinking. I am also sure that Malahan would probably have been no better. They were both schmucks.

SPG
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SPG

Ignoring the more offensive parts of your comment, I'm curious what would you like to see in our mayor? What would you like him/her to do?

matilda
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matilda

Um, yeah, right. Cuz the only thing stopping it was lack of an an ex-lawyer turned politician.

I believe he cares, I don't believe he can change a thing.

Teddie
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Teddie

Mayor Bloomberg! Sadly he'd never move to podunk…..

BTown
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BTown

Crap… well… sorta. I am glad that the Tunnel is unstoppable at this point but I am sure McGinn will waste a ton of money trying to stop it. He's going to blow a ton of money on Lawyers… which Seattle already does. I think it's 10 teacher salaries per 1 Seattle City Staff Lawyer? I am pro-missing link… but the money has to come from some place. I don't think most people in Ballard will like the Missing Link when it fully realized. If the city does it right then the Missing Link should be a bike trail on the East side of the street where all the dirt parking is, there will be 2 sidewalks on either size of the street and only local traffic and industrial traffic will be allowed. Basically they should close the intersection at Market and 24thto stop the cars who use it as an express way to Fremont. Then the city need to fix Market and Leary to make them safe. Which mean pedestrian over passes. I don't see how they can meet all the needs. The missing link is dangerous on the weekend due to it being over flow parking for the… Read more »

Kwame Kilpatrick
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Kwame Kilpatrick

What a disaster. This city has totally hit bottom. We have now elected perhaps (Marion Berry excluded) the most unqualified person immaginable.

He got elected because he rode his bike? I could literally vomit. No management experience. No business experience. No government experience. Frankly if you voted for him you are a total idiot. Flame throwing? No the truth.

Another lawyer shill who decided to get into politics. Activist my ass.

Kwame Kilpatrick
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Kwame Kilpatrick

How about some actual managerial experience? Before you have 20K employees for your first management job? Is that asking too much?

How about not predicating your support because you ride a bike – an ELECTRIC BIKE. Oh, right, that wasn't mentioned too much.

How about someone who isn't out to kill business which is also known as JOBS? Can you honestly imagine anyone interested in expanding their business in Seattle (quick econ lesson – tax revenues can ultimately only be expanded through increased wages) meeting with Mike McGinn to explain what they want to do and why? Can you imagine the blank, glassy eyed look of confusion on his face? Has he ever even managed a simple pay roll?

This is potentially a turning point for Seattle and not a good one. You can only try to kill businesses for so long before they get the message and move on. I hope you enjoy your life as a barista because that may end up being the top of the wage scale here if it keeps going the way it is.

Bangoskank
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Bangoskank

I'm an idiot.

Kwame Kilpatrick
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Kwame Kilpatrick

Great, and proud of it, and no sense of shame. Go protest something you 60's wanna be loser.

SPG
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SPG

That is one of the silliest rants I've heard since I stumbled across an over excited teabagger screaming something about Obama being a fascist nazi socialist communist something or other.

Kwame Kilpatrick
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Kwame Kilpatrick

Translation: SPG doesn't have the slightly clue what would qualify someone to be mayor. Of course, it must be “conservative” to insist on the “high hurdle qualification” on at least managing something, anything before you decide that maybe you know how to run one of the largest cities in the US.

Let the ignorant live in their bliss! Party on SPG, you are rolling in it.

SPG
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SPG

Translation: If the wingnuts are in this much of a frenzy then we know we elected the right guy.

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