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August 1, 2017 Primary Election

City Council Position 8

Rudy Pantoja

2400 NW 80th #171
SEATTLE, WA 98117
(206) 459-0622
Info@makeseattlebeautifulagain.com
www.MakeSeattleBeautifulAgain.com

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Written Voters' Guide Statement

For far too long, the City of Seattle has been run by self-important, overbearing and bossy politicians who do not vote in your interest. The Seattle City Council needs to be held accountable and answerable to you and that will only happen if a straight-shooting outsider is elected.

I pledge to be that cage-rattler.

Seattle needs someone who is an unconventional activist and won’t conform to Seattle Council dogma, someone who is different and won’t stick to the longtime status quo. I am a problem-solver who will shake things up and get things done.

As your representative on the Seattle City Council, I will always standup for the best interest of the people who live here. I will support the Seattle Police, for they are a great community asset and work hard to protect us. I will back their difficult work on violent crimes, murders, rapes, and assaults, as well as property crimes such as robberies, burglaries, and car prowls.

I will work to lower taxes. Citizens of this city are being taxed to death. Under Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle has seen seven tax increases; that trend must stop. I will battle for small businesses by advocating for reduced city B&O taxes and less unnecessary regulations. I will work to keep business areas safe for merchants and patrons, and fight to streamline the permit process.

I will push to unclog more of Seattle’s roads to move traffic by opening up arterials to four lanes wherever possible. I will work closely with neighborhoods in Seattle to solve local problems, rather than focus my attention on Downtown. I pledge to cleanup illegal homeless camps, while partnering with nonprofits to get the homeless support and off of the streets. Additionally, I will strongly fight against the use of safe-injection sites in Seattle.

Lastly, I will push extremely hard to get the Sonics back in Seattle, either in a new SODO arena or in Key Arena. It has been nearly 10 years since the Sonics left. A new team will instill a new sense of community and passion for those who call Seattle home; we owe it to the people to get both an NBA and NHL team here.

Seattle needs new leadership on the City Council. I will be councilmember who will get in, shake things up, and solve-problems.  Thank you for your vote.

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