Endorsements History

Endorsements History

2014 Endorsements

Allied Arts has a long history of advocacy for Seattle’s Parks and open spaces. In May of 2014, the Board held a Beer & Culture event specifically to talk about funding mechanisms – including the establishment of Park District. The board acknowledged that major needs should not be postponed, including funding for maintenance, to protect habitat and open spaces in the city.  In order to address these issues, Allied Arts voted to endorse Seattle Proposition 1.

Yes on Proposition 1 

2011 General Election Endorsements

The Allied Arts political community interviewed candidates about their quality of life platform in the upcoming elections for Seattle City Council, King County Council and Port Commissioner. We sought to understand how candidates would help create a walkable, bikeable, livable city and improve Seattle’s quality of life. After much discussion and debate, Allied Arts endorses the following candidates for the 2011 General Election listed below:

Seattle City Council

  • Jean Godden, Bobby Forch – Dual Endorsement, Position 1 Seattle City Council
  • Bruce Harrell, Position 3 Seattle City Council
  • Tom Rasmussen, Position 5 Seattle City Council
  • Position 7, Seattle City Council, No Endorsement, Schedule Conflicts,Prior Endorsement Tim Burgess
  • Sally Clark, Position 9 Seattle City Council

King County Council

  • District 2, King County Council, No Endorsement, Schedule Conflicts
  • Larry Phillips, District 4 King County Council
  • Richard Mitchell, District 6 King County Council
  • No Endorsement, District 8 King County Council

Port of Seattle

  • Gael Tarleton, Position 2 Port Commissioner
  • Bill Bryant, Dean Willard – Dual Endorsement Position 5 Port Commissioner

2009 Primary Election Endorsements

The Allied Arts political community interviewed the candidates about their quality of life platform in the upcoming elections for Mayor of Seattle, Seattle City Council, King County Executive and Port Commissioner. We sought to understand how candidates would help create a walkable, bikeable, livable city and improve Seattle’s quality of life. In these races, the Board also chose to invite the candidates who made it through the Primary to complete a questionnaire in lieu of conducting another round of endorsements. After much discussion and debate, the Allied Arts’ endorsements for 2009 Primary Election are listed below.

Seattle Mayor 

Greg Nickels

Seattle City Council

  • Richard Conlin, Position 2, Seattle City Council
  • Sally Bagshaw, Position 4, Seattle City Council
  • Jessie Israel, Position 6, Seattle City Council
  • Jordan Royer, Position 8, Seattle City Council

King County Executive

  • Dow Constantine, King County Executive

Port of Seattle

  • John Creighton, Position 1, Port Commissioner
  • Rob Holland, Position 3, Port Commissioner
  • Tom Albro, Position 4, Port Commissioner

2008 Endorsements

  • Pike Place Market Levy
  • Parks For All Levy
  • Sharon Nelson, 34th District, State Representative
  • Reuven Carlyle, 36th District, State Representative
  • Jamie Pedersen, 43rd District, State Representative
  • Scott White, 46th District, State Representative

Prior Endorsements

2007 ENDORSEMENTS

The Allied Arts political community interviewed the candidates about their quality of life platform for the upcoming elections for City Council, County Commissioner and Port Commissioner. We sought to understand how candidates would help create a walkable, bikeable city and improve Seattle’s quality of life. After much discussion and debate, here are Allied Arts’s endorsements for 2007:

  • City Council Position 1: Jean Godden
  • City Council Position 3: no endorsement at this time
  • City Council Position 5: Tom Rasmussen
  • City Council Position 7: Tim Burgess
  • City Council Position 9: Sally Clark
  • King County Council Position 2: Larry Gossett
  • King County Council Position 4: Larry Phillips
  • King County Council Position 8: Dow Constantine
  • Port Position 2: Gael Tarlton
  • Port Position 5: Bill Bryant

2005 ENDORSEMENTS

Allied Arts evaluates political candidates based on their concern for and awareness of quality of urban life issues. The following candidates received Allied Arts endorsement, as well as our position on other issues for 2005:

I-912
No

Mayor
Greg Nickels

Seattle City Council
Richard Conlin
Jan Drago
Nick Licata
Richard McIver and Dwight Pelz

Port of Seattle
Jack Jolley
Richard Berkowitz

King County Executive
Ron Sims

King County Sheriff
Sue Rahr

2004 ENDORSEMENTS

Allied Arts evaluates political candidates based on their concern for and awareness of quality of urban life issues. The following candidates received Allied Arts endorsement, as well as our position on other issues for 2004:

Governor
Ron Sims

Legislature
11th District, Position 1: Zach Hudgins
36th District, Position 1: Alice Woldt
43rd District, Position 1: Ed Murray

2003 ENDORSEMENTS

Allied Arts evaluates political candidates based on their concern for and awareness of quality of urban life issues. The following candidates received Allied Arts endorsement, as well as our position on other issues for 2003:

Seattle City Council
Jim Compton
Jean Godden
Judy Nicastro
Tom Rasmussen
Peter Steinbrueck
Heidi Wills

Port of Seattle
Bob Edwards
Alec Fisken

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