The race for Seattle City Council is filled with a plethora of far-left candidates who are more than willing to carry on the legacy of irresponsible, big government that so defines the city of Seattle. That’s what makes far-left candidate Bill Bradburd’s reason for running so very odd.
Bradburd, who describes himself as a neighborhood activist, is for one of the council’s two citywide seats this year. Bradburd is particularly concerned with high-density real estate development in Seattle’s residential neighborhoods. His website states he wants to “aggressively invest in new housing for those that cannot afford what ‘the market’ produces” (he puts the market in quotations… take that as you will.)
Really, it’s what any member of the Seattle City Council would tell you. It’s the real estate developers and all around corporate bad-guys who are the problem, not the crippling regulations that have plagued the city. Bradburd is taking a line out of socialist Kshama Sawant’s playbook, exhibiting contempt for the market while pushing a far-left agenda.
But, Bradburd seems to think he is different. His campaign slogan proudly declares, “Take Seattle Back!”
Of course, the obvious follow-up question is back from what? Seattle is already in the hands of people like Bradburd. There is no need for Bradburd to “take Seattle back” to the far-left. If that’s why Bradburd is really running, he might as well save his time and money.