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Mike O'Brien: City Council #8, Seattle

In his four years on Seattle’s City Council, Mike O’Brien has been a consistent advocate for a sustainable, equitable future that all Seattleites can share. Inspired to seek public office by his experiences as a Sierra Club leader, O’Brien has led the council’s efforts to reduce Seattle’s greenhouse gas emissions and put us on the path toward carbon neutrality. Working with Sierra Club and other allies, Mike developed a first-in-the-nation opt-out system for phone books and helped lead the campaign to ban plastic bags, both important measures to reduce unnecessary waste. He has consistently spoken up for public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements, leading by example on his iconic yellow mountain bike. http://www.obrienforseattle.com/