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  Nickels, Gregory L.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2008-01-01  
 
NameGregory L. Nickels
Address3413 38th Avenue SW
Seattle, Washington 98126, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born August 07, 1955 (64 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedPaul
Dec 01, 2012 12:25pm
Tags Pro-Gay Marriage -
InfoGreg began his public service at age 19 with the City of Seattle. In 1979, he joined the office of Seattle City Councilmember Norm Rice as his legislative assistant. He served in that capacity until his successful 1987 campaign for the King County Council.

As chair of the Seattle/King County Board of Health for six years, Greg earned a reputation for protecting our children. He took on the tobacco industry advertising aimed at kids and had the Marlboro Man banned from the Kingdome. He succeeded in removing graphically violent video games from Seattle Center.

Greg has also been in the forefront of the fight for more parks and green space. He led the creation of the magnificent 310-acre Maury Island Marine Park, including 7,100 feet of saltwater shoreline. He authored the successful 1989 King County Open Space Bond Issue.

Greg is best known for his years of work to improve our transportation system. He has been a passionate advocate of creating a mass transit system and improving bus transit for our region. He serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Sound Transit.

Greg was born August 7, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois. He is the oldest of six children born to Bob and Kathie Nickels. In 1961, the Nickels family moved to Seattle. After graduating from Seattle Prep, Greg attended the University of Washington. Greg and his wife Sharon own their home in West Seattle and have two children. Jacob is in his fourth year at Western Washington University. Carey is in her second year at Washington State University.



JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
07/28/2009-08/03/2009 Washington Poll (University of Washington) 46.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
07/13/2009-07/13/2009 Survey USA 30.00% ( 1.0) 62.00% ( 6.0) 8.00% ( 5.0)
06/02/2009-06/03/2009 Survey USA 31.00% ( 1.0) 56.00% ( 1.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
05/11/2009-05/12/2009 Survey USA 32.00% ( 2.0) 55.00% ( 3.0) 13.00% ( 5.0)
04/04/2009-04/05/2009 Survey USA 34.00% ( 5.0) 58.00% ( 9.0) 8.00% ( 4.0)
03/07/2009-03/08/2009 Survey USA 39.00% ( 11.0) 49.00% ( 12.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
01/03/2009-01/04/2009 Survey USA 28.00% ( 6.0) 61.00% ( 7.0) 10.00% ( 2.0)
11/29/2008-11/30/2008 Survey USA 34.00% ( 9.0) 54.00% ( 22.0) 12.00% ( 30.0)
10/31/2008-10/31/2008 Constituent Dynamics 31.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
09/19/2006-09/20/2006 Survey USA 25.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 03, 2008 12:00pm News Greg Nickels: The mayor who lost the Sonics  Article RBH 
May 24, 2007 07:00pm News [Seattle Mayor] Nickels' son indicted with dozens in scheme to cheat casinos  Article Ralphie 
Feb 08, 2005 12:00am Speech State of the City: 'Seattle is back,' mayor declares  Article Ralphie 

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RACES
  08/07/2012 WA Secretary of State - Blanket Primary Lost 15.85% (-23.90%)
  08/18/2009 Seattle Mayor - NP Primary Lost 25.36% (-2.35%)
  11/08/2005 Seattle Mayor Won 64.15% (+29.31%)
  09/20/2005 Seattle Mayor - Primary Won 57.17% (+35.17%)
  11/06/2001 Seattle Mayor Won 50.60% (+1.85%)
  09/18/2001 Seattle Mayor - Primary Won 33.46% (+0.00%)
  11/02/1999 King County Council - District 8 Won 76.13% (+52.26%)
  09/16/1997 Seattle Mayor - NP Primary Lost 20.29% (-7.84%)
  11/07/1995 King County [WA] Council - District 8 Won 75.37% (+50.75%)
  09/14/1993 King County Executive - Blanket Primary Lost 9.75% (-23.76%)
  11/05/1991 King County Council - District 8 Won 70.95% (+41.89%)
  11/03/1987 King County Council - District 8 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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