Press Releases


After most expensive council primary in Seattle history, Grant seeks lift of spending limits

The 2017 primary was the most expensive in Seattle City Council history, with nearly $800,000 spent by top candidates and related independent expenditures. Most of that money was in support of our opponent's campaign, with expenditures exceeding $400,000.

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5,000 homes in 5 years

We can end unsheltered homelessness by building 5,000 homes for the homeless in the next 5 years. To fund this proposal, we will raise the corporate rate while providing tax relief to two-thirds of Seattle businesses by increasing the business and occupation tax exemption.

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Mac S. McGregor endorses Jon Grant

Jon Grant is proud to announce the endorsement of fellow position 8 candidate, Mac S. McGregor.

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Defend DACA: In solidarity with our immigrant neighbors

To all our friends and neighbors: we want you to know that we have your back. We understand that politicians in the past have made promises to immigrant communities and failed to deliver. So beyond proposing policy solutions, our campaign is also committed to taking direct action in solidarity to block deportations if necessary.

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Jon Grant calls to double the citywide gun violence tax

Seattle residents are bearing an unfair burden in the fallout from gun violence. The Jon Grant campaign, in holding the gun industry accountable and to increase funding for gun violence research is proposing to double the gun tax.

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Anti-Democracy Voucher Lawsuit Only Protects the Interests of the 1%

If there is one thing that the Pacific Legal Foundation and we agree on; it’s that our campaign represents the strongest force for change for Seattle tenants.

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Police Accountability Reform: The lives and safety of our residents are not negotiable

Elected officials need to take a strong stance on police accountability. Recent legislation passed by City Council is insufficient to address concerns about discipline and accountability. Here are policy changes that would begin the process of police accountability reform.

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Former Councilmember Nick Licata endorses Jon Grant

"Jon has always been a determined advocate for marginalized communities in our city. He was a critical leader at the Tenants Union who helped pass legislation I sponsored to ensure tenants can live in safer and healthier homes," Nick Licata said about his endorsement. 

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold endorses Jon Grant

City Councilmember Lisa Herold endorsed Jon Grant for City Council Position 8, citing Grant's leadership at the Tenants Union and commitment to representing the community.

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City Council candidates ask council to strengthen police accountability reform

Position 8 candidates Jon Grant, Sheley Seacrest and Mac McGregor sign joint letter to City Council calling for stronger police accountability legislation.

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Sawant endorses Jon Grant; both pushing affordable housing proposal

City Councilmember Kshama Sawant endorsed Jon Grant for City Council Position 8 as they proposed an affordable housing platform that would create thousands of new affordable homes in Seattle.

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Statement on Mayor Murray to Step Down

Jon Grant calls on Mayor Ed Murray to resign following weeks of sexual abuse allegations.

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Contact:
Erin Fenner
Communications Manager
erin@electjongrant.com
208-891-8357