After years of escalating hostilities between Seattle’s business community and its political establishment, at least one business leader says she’s ready to call a truce.
Rachel Smith, the new president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, says she’ll avoid the hardball campaign tactics that the chamber has sometimes used in previous elections.
“I think we have to really put down our dukes,” says Smith, who has run the chamber since Jan. 4, after more than 15 years in nonprofit and government roles, including the No. 2 spot in King County.
Smith’s chamber won’t endorse candidates in Seattle’s