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O'Brien won't seek re-election to council

Feb 14, 2019 - The Seattle Times

More Seattle City Council members are bowing out than seeking re-election.

Councilmember Mike O'Brien won't run again, he announced Wednesday, choosing to leave City Hall of his own accord rather than attempt to retain his seat in District 6, which covers Fremont, Ballard, Green Lake and Phinney Ridge.

O'Brien is the fourth incumbent to opt out of the 2019 council elections, after Rob Johnson, Sally Bagshaw and Bruce Harrell, setting Seattle politics on course for enormous upheaval...