Former councilmember Heidi Wills looking to take O’Brien’s seat

One of the 11 candidates running for Mike O’Brien’s soon-to-be-vacated city council seat is a former councilmember, Heidi Wills.

Wills served on the city council in the early 2000s, but was ousted after her involvement in the “Strippergate” fiasco in 2003 when thousands of dollars of campaign contributions were connected to a strip-club owner looking for a zoning change. She was fined $1,500 for her part in the ethics scandal. According to a report in The Seattle Times, Wills explains that she didn’t realize the contributions were “bundled”. “Looking back, I wish I had asked more questions,” she told the Times. “But I’ve gained a lot of life experience since then.”

Since her time on city council, Wills has served as executive director for The First Tee of Greater Seattle, a nonprofit that teaches golf and provides mentors for kids. Wills has lived in Seattle for 32 years — she has two children, and she and her husband run a small business in Seattle.

Now, 16 years after leaving office, Wills wants back on the council.

While her campaign is still evolving, on her website Wills says, “From tackling affordability, to growing our economy and protecting our environment – I feel an immense responsibility to ensure future generations can live and thrive in our city.”

Wills is one of 11 candidates running for the D6 seat on city council — for a full list of the candidates and their campaign websites, click here.

To stay updated on Wills’ campaign, follow her website.


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Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Hetero? Strippergate?

BIG NO FROM THE PINK MAFIA CAT LADIES THANKS FOR PLAYING HEIDI

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Oh NO! Who let you back in?

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Fun Fact: The Stranger backed Murray until it was obvious he was a child molester.
Holding “Strippergate” against Wills is the paramount of hypocrisy and disproportionate outrage.
Go eat some kale and cycle on the freeway.

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

I don’t think The Stranger ever disowned Murray, may be wrong ; serial pedo, seems right up their alley, so to speak.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

You seem like a very angry, nasty person!

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Glad to know you’ve finally admitted you are a cat lady lil bucky.

Southeasterner
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Southeasterner

“From tackling affordability, to growing our economy and protecting our environment ”

Is this copy and paste from the other 10 candidates? Does anyone have an actual policy idea or do they just speak in buzz words?

The only one who kind of stands out from the pack of lemmings is Kate Martin. Not that she has opinions I agree with but at least she has opinions. I have absolutely no idea what the other 10 candidates would do if elected aside from solve homelessness, cure cancer, stop all drug addiction, make everyone rich, and reverse global warming. You know all the things every council member elected in Seattle has promised to do….with absolutely no idea how to actually do it.