Rantz: Who should you support in Seattle mayoral race?

Jul 14, 2017, 5:55 AM
Seattle mayoral...
(MyNorthwest image)
(MyNorthwest image)

Seattle voters are starting to receive ballots in their mailboxes. But with so many mayoral candidates trying to make it past the primary, you may need some assistance on who to vote for. Here’s a quick overview to help you pick from some of the candidates:

Jenny Durkan

You Should Vote for Her if… you were a Mayor Murray supporter; you want a candidate that will fairly consider business interests; you’re OK that she’s avoiding taking clear positions on issues impacting the community because she doesn’t want to alienate Progressive activists with her mainstream views; if identity politics are important to you; if you support Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole.

Mike McGinn

You Should Vote for Him if… you supported him the first time around; you want to bring the Sonics back to a brand new, privately-financed arena in SODO; you think he learned from his inability to build bridges with opponents in City Council; you want a Progressive candidate, but not one that’s insane and irresponsible; you want some common-sense approach to dealing with housing affordability; you oppose regressive taxes; you want Fifth Avenue in Downtown Seattle to be made transit-only.

Nikkita Oliver

You Should Vote for Her if… you’re a fan of Councilmember Kshama Sawant; you’re OK taking a chance on a passionate activist who doesn’t have government experience; you support municipal broadband and consistent attempts to tax the wealthy; you oppose regressive taxes; you oppose building a new juvenile courthouse and detention center in Seattle; you hold a more pessimistic view of the police department.

Cary Moon

You Should Vote for Her if… you don’t care about Seattle; you don’t value free speech.

Jessyn Farrell

You Should Vote for Her if… you oppose the soda tax; you think transit should be a priority; you want to spend more money tackling homelessness; if you value the experience serving in Olympia offers; if you want environmentalism to play a bigger role in deciding the future of the city.

Bob Hasegawa

You Should Vote for Him if… you support a mayor who won’t treat drivers like the bad guys; you want your leader to come with government experience; you don’t care about an arena or bringing the Sonics back; you support impact fees on developers; you don’t want an automatic green light on new tent encampments; you buy into the idea of a municipal bank.

Jason Rantz on AM 770 KTTH
  • listen to jason rantzTune in to AM 770 KTTH weekdays at 3-6pm toThe Jason Rantz Show.

Jason Rantz Show

Jason Rantz

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Trooper tells Gov. Inslee to ‘kiss my…’ in final sign-off before vaccine mandate

A 22-year veteran of the Washington State Patrol signed off from his final shift with some parting words for Governor Jay Inslee: "Kiss my..."
20 hours ago
Bothell Mayor...
KTTH staff

Former Bothell mayor cautions ‘defund the police’ is on November ballot

Former Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb breaks down November's municipal elections, and why the city has to mobilize against 'defund the police.'
3 days ago
Kathy Lambert...
KTTH staff

Councilmember Kathy Lambert decries recent demotion as ‘unacceptable, dirty politics’

In a KTTH interview, King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert explicates her belief that she's being silenced over her political positions.
5 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle school cancels Halloween over ‘equity,’ says Black kids don’t celebrate

A Seattle school canceled a Halloween parade because they don't think Black males celebrate the secular holiday.
6 days ago
tahoma, TikTok...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: School equity leader out after racist and vulgar TikTok videos spread

A local school district's equity team leader is no longer in her role after parents discovered her racist and vulgar TikTok videos.
7 days ago
Tina Podlodowski...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Whoa! WA Dems chair Tina Podlodowski voted for Donald Trump twice?

Did WA Democrats chair Tina Podlowdowski twice vote for Donald Trump? Shocking, if true!
8 days ago

Sponsored Articles


How to Have a Stress-Free Real Estate Experience

The real estate industry has adapted and sellers are taking full advantage of new real estate models. One of which is Every Door Real Estate.
IQ Air

How Poor Air Quality Is Affecting Our Future Athletes

You cannot control your child’s breathing environment 100% of the time, but you can make a huge impact.
Swedish Health Services

Special Coverage: National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

There are a wide variety of treatment options available for men with prostate cancer. The most technologically advanced treatment option in the Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform.
Marysville Police Department

Police Opportunities in a Growing, Supportive Washington Community

Marysville PD is looking for both lateral and entry level officers. Begin or continue your career in law enforcement for a growing, supportive community.

Small, Minority-Owned Businesses in King County and Pierce County Can Now Apply For $10,000 Relief Grants Through Comcast RISE

Businesses in King County and Pierce County can apply beginning on October 1, 2021, at www.ComcastRISE.com for a chance to receive a $10,000 relief grant.
Courtesy of JWatch Photography....
Experience Anacortes

Summer Fun Activities in Anacortes

With minimal travel time required and every activity under the sun, Anacortes is the perfect vacation spot for all ages.
Rantz: Who should you support in Seattle mayoral race?