Former biz journalist running for Seattle City Council
Brad Meacham, a former business journalist with Bloomberg News and the Seattle Times, is running for a spot on the Seattle City Council.
Emily Heffter of the Times writes, “Meacham, 38, grew up in Des Moines and went to Columbia University. He has changed jobs every two or three years, working for Panasonic and as a reporter for Bloomberg News in Japan, as a Seattle Times business reporter and an editor for a New York business magazine, for MSN Money, and finally in internal communications at T-Mobile until May.
“Since then, Meacham has been running for office full time.
“In 2008 and 2009, he chaired the Municipal League of King County, a venerable local nonprofit that evaluates political candidates. Meacham was a controversial leader at the struggling, mostly volunteer operation.
“He left on poor terms with some other board members, who felt his leadership style was too harsh. Meacham says he is proud of the work he did to recruit younger board members, add staff members and double the budget.”
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