A new Seattle mayoral candidate has thrown his hat into the ring (joining the likes of Dan Savage), and this one’s from…Wallingford!
Joe Mallahan, a T-Mobile executive, declares:
I have been a part of the leadership team at T-Mobile for the past 9 years. At the time I joined the company in March 2000, we had about 500 Seattle area employees and over $1 billion in losses. By the end of 2008, we had about 4,500 Seattle area employees and over $6 billion in profits. All we had to do was apply strong leadership and work as team to drive success.
I am proud of many personal accomplishments at T-mobile. Most recently, in the first quarter of 2009, I lead the design and launch of a major breakthrough in customer service automation, driving tens of millions of dollars of savings and dramatically improving the speed at which we solve customers’ problems.[…]
With rolled up sleeves and a “get it done” attitude, I have been able to build a successful career around delivering products on time and on budget. I want to take the lessons I have learned in business and make them work for the city we love as your next Mayor.
We need to transform Seattle into a city whose government delivers basic services with great efficiency; a city whose leadership listens to the people and then acts boldly and decisively to make big things happen; a city whose citizens are called and inspired to contribute to its transformation.
From public transportation to potholes, from making Seattle affordable for working people and families to synchronizing traffic lights, from transforming our waterfront and protecting the Puget Sound from further pollution, to making your city government accountable again, from countering violence on our streets, to ensuring every penny of your tax dollars are used efficiently, together, we can solve these problems and clear a path to a better Seattle.
Well, he’s saying all the right things. Unlike the other guy, he’s against potholes and for synchronized traffic lights. Huzzah!
We’d like to ask him some more questions about his position on some of the more difficult issues, but…his web site lacks certain details…like contact information.
Yep, no e-mail address and no phone number. Just the offer to join a “Ning social network” so I can start socializing with his other supporters.
An inauspicious beginning. Joe, if you’re reading this, we’d love to chat with you and find out what’s on your mind. While we’re at it, we’d be happy to provide information on some of the newer communication technologies out there, like “electronic mail” and “telephones”.