|Endorsed by Socialist Alternative, the Democratic Socialists of America, The Stranger, and...the Seattle Times.|
The moderate-to-Republican Seattle Times Editorial Board has endorsed Jon Grant, a socialist city council candidate aligned with Kshama Sawant who wants to tax big businesses and end sweeps of homeless encampments, reports The Stranger.
Throughout the campaign, Grant has made increasing taxes on businesses central to his platform. The board dismisses that idea in one sentence as "loopy and unworkable" but they still
The board focuses its argument for Grant on the city's ongoing effort to revamp its contracts with social service providers. Those efforts are already underway in the mayor's office, but the board wants a city council that's supportive. According to the board, Grant is more open to those changes than his opponent.
Notes The Stranger:
It's a weird pet issue for the board to pick considering all the other stuff they should really hate about Grant.-RW