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Four incumbents on the Seattle City Council are up for re-election this year, but only two of them face a fight in the primary.Freshman Councilmember Mike O'Brien is being challenged by businessman Albert Shen and artist David Ishii. Veteran Councilmember Richard Conlin is facing Socialist Alternative Party candidate Kshama Sawant and Amazon manager Brian Carver.KUOW's Deborah Wang sat down with all six candidates to talk about their campaigns and why they want to serve on the Seattle City Council.

Amazon Manager Brian Carver Aims To Unseat Seattle City Council Veteran

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Seattle City Council candidate Brian Carver

Brian Carver is one of two candidates challenging 16-year incumbent Richard Conlin in the August 6 primary. The other is Socialist Alternative Party candidate Kshama Sawant.

Carver holds the title principle product manager at Amazon's Kindle direct publishing division. He has an MBA and an engineering master's degree from the University of Washington.

Carver ran unsuccessfully for an open City Council seat in 2009. He's been a local Democratic Party activist in the 43rd Legislative District. He says improving the city's schools is his top priority.

On the web:

Brian Carver's campaign website

Year started with KUOW: 2005