My name is Keith James Blaise Whiteman and I want to be the next Mayor of our city of Goodwill, Seattle.
“Promise the Future” is what I believe in. Society often struggles with the conflicts that arise when it attempts to absorb the unpredictable times that surround change. I believe we are currently in such a momentous time, and I want to bring a new thought process to how City Hall and the Office of the Mayor handles that change. If life is in a state of constant change, than I am willing to only promise you one thing, the future. I will tell you though, that I will be there in that future with you. Figuring out the best way our two futures will intertwine, and then how we both will intertwine with others and so on and so on until we weave a society beneficial for all.
Seattle, as a system, is comprised of three main parts, governance, business and community. Some believe that each part of this system will have their intersections while maintaining separate responsibilities. I believe that governance and the businesses should be all encompassed by the Community. I believe that government and business depend on the community to survive and thrive, and therefore should work together to hold each other accountable to produce a city that the community wants. A city that is not made in image of business or government, but by the eyes, ears and minds of the community.
My aim is to make Seattle better for the entire population. I will take earnest responsibility to represent those who feel they are being pushed aside, paved over, priced out and forgotten.
Of great importance to me are issues of homelessness relief, clean ups not clean outs, community policing, increased training for the SPD, new employee hourly tax on large companies with high wages, black lives matter, improvements to the design review board, standing with immigrants and refugees, supporting tribal relations, criminal bond reform, banning of the confederate flag, and closing the pay gap between men and women. You can read more on my platforms page.
Check out a Stranger article with Dave Segal interviewing!