Yet another candidate has entered the race to represent District 6 on city council: Ballardite Dan Strauss announced his campaign just minutes after Mike O’Brien said he won’t be running for re-election.
Strauss, who currently works as policy advisor to Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, has been working in Washington politics for awhile: prior to his work with the city, he also served as an aide to State Senator David Frockt and worked with the Alliance for Gun Responsibility.
His campaign website appears to be under construction, but on his homepage is this bio:
I was born and raised in Ballard, the son of two social workers with a combined income of $95,000. Our neighbors were school teachers, welders, plumbers, electricians, and fishermen. As our city changes, we need to work together to achieve solutions that preserve our community and promote our economy.
He goes on to appeal to District 6 residents, “I want to hear from you, to build a platform that works for all of us.
“I know that the policy decisions we make in any legislative body have deeply personal impacts on our constituents. I know how to move power back to everyday people and make sure their voice is heard. That’s what I intend to do for our district.”
Strauss is now the fourth official candidate for O’Brien’s seat: Kate Martin, Jay Fathi, Jon Lisbin have so far announced their campaigns.