Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"50 Seattleites Who Are Changing the World"
Ed Murray State Senate Democratic Minority Leader, Age 57:
The state senator from Capitol Hill—and 2013 Seattle mayoral candidate—leads the defensive effort against the Republican coup in Olympia. The expert political tactician ushered a series of gay rights laws through the state legislature, culminating last year with the gay marriage bill and the only successful tax increase in the last decade (a gas tax to pay for transportation infrastructure, which like the gay marriage law was also affirmed by a public vote). Watch for Murray to not only trip up the GOP agenda but to maneuver some more liberal items through the legislature as well.
NEXT MOVE He’s pushing for a capital gains tax. And his run for mayor will elevate the debate from picayune neighborhood squabbling to bigger issues of governance. MORE...

Howie P.S.: C. R. Douglas, Sally Jewell, Alison Holcomb, Suzan DelBene, and Reuven Carlyle are some of the other "political" figures on the list.

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