Staff Biography

Ben Crowther

Former Policy and Legislative Affairs Director

Ben Crowther is a Seattle area native, living with his husband downtown since 2013. He started in queer grassroots organizing in 2009 and quickly developed a love for all things political and wonky. When he’s not reading news articles, he can be found excitedly pointing out new buses or prime plots for redevelopment to his uninterested friends who really just want to get to dinner. Ben primarily wrote about political issues.

Recent Articles

2017 General Election Results

Below are the results for the 2017 General Election for Washington State as of November 7th. The results are still early with some races having only about half of the votes counted so far....

Register to Vote by October 9th

This is your semi-annual reminder to register to vote by October 9th to vote in the November 7th General Election. How Can I Register? Glad you asked! You can register online or by mail (print-outs available in 19...

Seattle Fair Growth: An Interview, Part 2 – Housing Debate

Introduction With the goal of bridging the political divide and challenging my own assumptions, I sat down with Sarajane Siegfriedt (SS) and Jon Lisbin (JL) from Seattle Fair Growth, a group of neighborhood advocates who...

Seattle Fair Growth: An Interview, Part 1

Introduction In an age of rising political polarization, it can be tough to find common ground with those whom we disagree. To break through the social and political divide, I have found it useful to...

Sunday Video: The Amazing Way Bicycles Change You

Tony Desnick, the Director for Development and New Projects with Nice Ride Minnesota, gives a compelling TED Talk about the ways biking can change you. "When you're on a bicycle, you see the world differently...