Alex
ALEX, 24 RS

ALEX OLSEN, 24
Waiter

Who did you vote for mayor?

Cary Moon.

Why?

I just really like her message. I really like her plans for more low-income housing and I love that she was an urban developer. I think Seattle needs some serious urban planning with the mess the whole city has become.

Who did you vote for council position 8?

I don't remember.

Jon Grant or Teresa Mosqueda?

Not sure. I have a photo on my phone. I can't remember though off the top of my head.

That's fine! Oh wait—you have a photo of your ballot on your phone?

I think I do. I usually take one. I voted along with the Stranger on a lot of things.

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KATHY ELLINGSON, 64
Recently retired from teaching

Who did you vote for mayor?

Jenny Durkan.

Why Jenny?

Why? You know, a lot of the time when I'm torn between candidates I'm actually swayed by who they're endorsed by, and I felt like Jenny Durkan had better endorsements.

What about for position 8 with Teresa Mosqueda and Jon Grant?

I voted for her.

Why?

I don't exactly remember what his credentials were but— You know, sometimes when I'm just like "both of these people look reasonable." I look at the endorsements. Sometimes I feel a little stronger about the candidates themselves. Because this is such a liberal city, we get all these liberals running. That's fine by me, except I feel like I need to move to Kansas or someplace so I feel like my vote counts.

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RS

Candace Chase, it's rude to ask
recently retired

What's your name?

I don't wanna give you my name. [She eventually gave me her name.]

Uh, okay!

I voted for Jenny Durkan. I voted Yes for Proposition 1.

Do you know who you voted for council position 8?

No, but I remember I did not vote for John Urquhart.

Can I take your photo?

Sure! How does my hair look?

It looks great!

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DAVID, 32, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Who did you vote for mayor?

Cary Moon.

Why?

I liked her policies in terms of growing the city and her urban planning background.

What about council position 8?

Not sure, but I followed the Stranger's endorsements.