Mike McGinn Former Seattle Mayor
Today in Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Mike McGinn. Michael McGinn is the former mayor of Seattle, as well as a lawyer, Greenwood neighborhood activist, and a former Sierra Club state chair. McGinn differentiated his campaign by his opposition to the proposed tunnel replacement to the Alaskan Way Viaduct. This opposition was said to be a “sea change in the power structure of Seattle.” In November 2009 McGinn has the support of groups that were considered to be “political outsiders” such as environmentalists, biking advocates, musicians, advocates for the poor, nightclub owners, and younger voters which led him to win the election.