The Alki Foundation, the political arm of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, will host the first political event of the 2009 election season.
On May 7, candidates will take the field for Alki's signature lightning round, where they face a series of fast-pitch yes/no questions on how to fuel a job-growing economy. Local political strategists Cathy Allen and Randy Pepple will moderate the discussion.
Seattle City Council Position 2: Hon. Richard Conlin and David Ginsberg
Seattle City Council Position 4: Sally Bagshaw and David Bloom
Seattle City Council Position 6: Hon. Nick Licata, Jessie Israel and Martin Kaplan
Seattle City Council Position 8: David Miller, Robert Rosencrantz, Jordan Royer and Rusty Williams
Seattle Mayor: Hon. Greg Nickels, James Donaldson and Michael McGinn
King County Executive: Hon. Fred Jarrett, Hon. Dow Constantine and Hon. Larry Phillips
Port of Seattle Commission Position 4: Robert Holland and Thomas Albro
You will note that there are no School Board candidates or races listed. Nevertheless, it is now open season. The races have begun!