After weeks of speculation, Magnolia resident James Donaldson will announce on Thursday that he is running for mayor. The Seattle Weekly reports that Donaldson has made up his mind to take on incumbent Greg Nickels.
The former Seattle Sonic and WSU basketball player had previously declared his candidacy for city council before changing course. Donaldson told The Weekly “Dissatisfaction in our country and in Seattle is at a tremendously high level. In my heart of hearts, I couldn’t stand to see our current mayor waltz to a third term uncontested. He needs to be challenged.”
The Seattle Times also confirms that Donaldson is in the race. We will have more from Donaldson following his announcement.