Melissa Hall joins race for District 6

Local attorney Melissa Hall has announced her plans to run for city council in District 6.

Hall joins a crowded campaign field — 11 total candidates, at our current count. A transplant from Virginia, she says she and her wife moved to Seattle for its progressive qualities, tech environment, and to start a family. She’s currently working as an attorney with her own law firm, Smol Law PLLC, but recently worked as a floodplain specialist in Virginia, and in emergency management and as an attorney for the State of Florida.

She describes herself as a “land-use geek” looking to add urban density and more options for housing the homeless.

“We need to look at housing insecurity in all its forms. Affordability is part of this but it is not the only reason people feel like they might have to move when they don’t want to,” Hall writes on her campaign website, Hall4Six. “This worry drains energy and time; it prevents people from investing time energy and love in the place they live. And that hurts everyone.”

Hall is running independent from mainstream political parties. Rather, she says she’s a member of what she calls the Potluck Party: “While I deeply respect the work that mainstream and less mainstream political parties do in statewide and national races, I am not sure that affiliation makes sense for someone who is pledging first to represent a small group of local people in mostly local decisions.”

To learn more about Hall and and to stay updated on her campaign, visit her website.

We’ll be posting about each candidate as we connect with those who have announced their campaigns — stay tuned.


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El Grunion
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El Grunion

yeah, no. “progressive”, more give aways for homeless, the dyed hair, a lawyer….ewww.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

It’s pathetic, but makes sense that a woman with blue hair who is an attorney, and is smarter than you, also scares you. Fragile masculinity.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

i’m terrified. hold me.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Tell it to your therapist.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

This is becoming an interesting situation! We have some potentially positive candidates that want to run.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Thanks for being a censorship hag and a walking parody of vegan libtardery.
Your kind is worse than the bible thumpers from the 80s. Eat a fat carrot.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Bucky – keep this up and you will be deleted again! You strike me as a very naive, shallow person. Your posts on this site are boring.

Paintking
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Paintking

Yet another cookie cutter candidate. Opportunistic progressive = Charlatan. Seattle is an easy stacked target. Wouldn’t want to try and sell your stuff in a tougher market would she. Imagine a conservative white male from the east coast coming here to run for office. Pigs would fly out of butts of progressives and the panic/anti- campaigns would soon ensue. Why do area residents love being played like a flute?

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Yet another cookie cutter comment from from a conservative trying to troll liberals. Boring!

Maybe, just maybe she has fresh ideas, a solid platform, and a unique perspective on how to help our community? But since your MO is to close your mind, stereotype and ignore facts, I guess you’ll never know.

I personally don’t want a “conservative white male from the east coast coming here to run for office”. Not because that person is a conservative, but because we are not the “east coast” and I wouldn’t want someone who doesn’t have first-hand knowledge of the PNW to be making decisions that affect the community in which I’ve lived all my life.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

We definitely aren’t the “east coast” (not sure why you used quotes there, I’m assuming because you are old. On the “east coast” they don’t let people camp all over their cities.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

“On the “east coast” they don’t let people camp all over their cities.”

Do yourself a favor and do a little research before you make an uneducated comment. Yes, there are in fact homeless encampments in cities all over the east coast. But I understand it’s easier for you to ignore facts.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

How exactly do you think NYC would react if a tent camp went up right next to Times Square? Think they would let it sit there for months. That is exactly what they do when the people start piling garbage up next to the space needle.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

The thing is, there is no compromising with the SJWs in this city. I wouldn’t object to the tent encampments if they just instituted 3 rules.

1. Can’t endanger anyone (think garbage flying on to I-5)
2. Can’t obstruct rights of way, especially sidewalks in busy areas
3. Must keep it reasonably clean, can’t just let garbage just pile up

However, asking the homeless to do anything is verboten. So I’ll just wait around till the city finally reaches it’s boiling point (which it may be, think MOB not being able to run for reelection due to poor polling, head tax furor). Who knows when it will come, 1 year, 20 years? But it will and maybe certain people will have wished they weren’t so inflexible.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

They’ve trashed Seattle and now they have to make everyone believe this is normal. What do you expect from people who censor and ban people with whom they disagree? Petty, passive aggressive keyboard tyrants who would never look you in the eye and tell you what they think of you without a bunch of cops or guards protecting them. The Lenin statue is unironic.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

“Petty, passive aggressive keyboard tyrants” describes you perfectly lil bucky.

You are such a pathetic and sad little troll.

Freja
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Freja

I would gladly meet up with you to let you know what I think of you face to face. Any day. Any time. Any place.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Ah ok I’m pretty impressed. Were you this outraged at Pedo Murray or the great Ballard swindle junkie invasion by O’Brien?

You outrage is misplaced because I suspect deep down you know that I am correct and that this bubble of narcissistic liberals is reaping what is has sown.

Truth
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Truth

You outrage is misplaced because I suspect deep down you know that I am correct…

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..ahem.

Sorry about that.

*snicker*

AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA.

Also good to see that elenchos2, the bizarre Uncle Buck apologetic, has a reason to exist again after the brief Uncle Buck hiatus.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

would love to see a word cloud from your limited vocabulary.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

plank in your own eye pal

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

“..,more options for housing the homeless.”

How about more options for the home-ful?

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

Not entirely sure what you mean by this. You want more homes for those that have them? Or do you mean you would like more options for everyone? If you’re talking about the missing middle, I suggest you talk to Melissa about this. She’s very well aware of the need.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

That’s kind of a half-assed smile…maybe just existential angst, but it beats Mikey’s smirk🤓😎
She appears to be a solid candidate for the Seattle of 2019, too bad she isn’t running against Kshama.

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

When I look for a leader, one thing that is critical is the decisions they’ve made. Have they been constructive? I look at that hair and think: Poor life choices. Hard pass.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Judging people on the color of their hair is a serious poor life choice. It must suck to to be you walking around this world not wanting to get to know someone because they choose to dye their hair a color you do not approve of.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

Better than tats on the face or neck. That’s a hard pass.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

As I posted to the now deleted “Uncle Bucky”, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”!
People may not look like you or what you consider “normal” but they could have something to contribute that might make life better for you.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Censorship hags are ruining America.
This is the difference VeganCultBiker: us renegade conservatives ENJOY free speech even from people we loathe because we AREN’T SO INSECURE THAT WE NEED TO CENSOR PEOPLE. Your ideology has failed, so now you attack any form of humor, satire , or mere statement of fact as “hateful” or “not constructive”.
Get bent.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Bucky – again you post an ill informed message! FYI I didn’t get you “censored” and I don’t know who did. I was glad that you were and I hope you will be again because I believe you are an angry, misguided person that just wants to get people riled up over the hateful and inaccurate messages that you post. Bullying and name calling is not an adult way to communicate.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

break the rules pay the price

Jules31
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Jules31

Carpetbagger from out of state.

eldigs
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eldigs

Exciting! This a candidate I can get excited about!