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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.

City Council Candidate David Ishii: Seattle Needs A Search Engine

David Ishii is a retired postal worker who makes his living as an artist and street performer. In his first run for office, he is challenging Mike O'Brien in Seattle City Council Position 8.

Ishii had originally declared his intention to run for mayor, but then switched to the council race because the mayor's race was "too crowded," he said.

Ishii believes that the city could solve its fiscal problems by developing its own google-like search engine. "That would be worth gadzillions of dollars," he said. Fighting corruption at City Hall would be his main focus in office.

Ishii said he would not take a salary if elected to office, but instead would donate it to "The First Tee," a program which teaches golf to city kids.

On the web:

David Ishii's campaign website

Year started with KUOW: 2005