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August 1, 2017 Primary Election

City Council Position 9

Ian Affleck-Asch

P.O. Box 31023
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 349-4526
ianaaforcitycouncil@gmail.com
www.twitter.com/i_affleck_asch

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Written Voters' Guide Statement

Greetings to the Voter,

My name is Ian Affleck-Asch, and I am a Seattle-born citizen running as an Independent for our City Council’s 9th Position.

I am twenty-six years of age, and have spent those years living in Seattle, very concerned about our Government. I –like many Americans– have struggled with the terrible divide between political parties, and have grown weary from the lack of progress that our government has shown over the decades. It is only recently that I have gathered my personal strength to stand with the citizens and leaders of Seattle against monotony. I can only regret that I did not stand earlier.

This City has changed over the years, but many of the best things –and the best people– still remain with us. I grew up in our neighborhoods: Beacon Hill, Ballard, Greenwood, Fremont, and Northgate. I studied at our public schools: B.F. Day Elementary School, Hamilton International Middle School, and Roosevelt High School. I walk our trails, drink our coffee, watch our parades, and enjoy our parks. I don’t enjoy Seattle’s people suffering. I hear your concerns every day in my work as a Cashier at the Wallingford QFC, and I feel the growing pains of our City with a deep understanding of the problem.

We aren’t growing right. We’re not building towards the future Seattle needs as the Nation’s fastest growing city. We must have better housing, we must have adequate services, and we must have better transit. We need to treat our citizens neighborly, our governance wisely, and our disenfranchised properly. Furthermore, we must change the way Seattle leads and inspires other Cities around the Nation and the World. We have a duty –a responsibility– to nurture our World as the future would, and the first step is to elect kind and dutiful people to public office, where they can do good deeds for all of us.

I end with a quote:

"However combinations or associations of the above description [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion."

-from President George Washington’s Farewell Address

Thank you,

-Ian Affleck-Asch

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