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Activists and politicians protest Amazon spending on Seattle elections: ‘The country is watching’

“The country is watching what happens in Seattle,” said Tammy Morales, a candidate running in District 2, during the demonstration. “The country is watching how we deal with corporations that are attempting to muscle in on our local democracy and muscle in our local government. Let’s show them that we put people over profits and we put democracy over corporate domination.”

-Monica Nickelsburg, Geekwire
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Rebound Candidates: Will Past Defeat Help Tammy Morales?

In 2015, Tammy Morales made the leap from community organizer to candidate for the Seattle City Council. It was her first time running for elected office. She personally knocked on some 8,000 doors and made endless speeches and pleas for money, and then she lost. “It was not easy. I came within 344 votes,” says Morales, who had challenged incumbent Bruce Harrell to represent District 2. It was a heartbreaking defeat. But, says Morales, “I’m stubborn.”

-Post Alley, Author: Linda Kramer Jenning
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The 2019 City Council Candidates: D2 Tammy Morales

This year’s council races include an unusually high number of open seats, an unprecedented amount of outside spending, and eight first-time candidates. To help voters keep track, I’m sitting down with this year’s city council contenders to talk about their records, their priorities, and what they hope to accomplish on the council.

-Erica Barnett, The C is for Crank

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