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Neighborhood Heroes: Readers’ Choice 2012

By Seattle Magazine December 13, 2012

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For the first time, we asked readers to answer our annual Readers’ Choice poll with their neighborhoods in minds.

Of the many questions we pose every year (What’s your favorite restaurant, bar, takeout, etc.), “Who is your neighborhood hero,” was a new addition to the mix.

Here are the results in that category.

Sorry, neighborhoods yielding an insufficient number of votes not included in the results. Want to see your ‘hood represented better in our magazine? Vote in our current Best Restaurants poll.

BALLARD
Mark Hendricks
Executive director, Ballard Boys and Girls Club

BEACON HILL
Betty Jean Williamson
Interim director, Rockit Space

BELLTOWN
Phoenix Jones
Superhero

CAPITOL HILL/FIRST HILL
Justin Carter
Publisher, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

CHINATOWN/INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT
Joyce Pisnanont
Manager, IDEA Space

CENTRAL DISTRICT
Central District News
centraldistrictnews.com 

COLUMBIA CITY
Joe Fugere
Owner, Tutta Bella Pizzeria

FREMONT
Ryan Reiter
Creator/organizers, ZomBCon

GEORGETOWN/SODO
Larry Reid
Curator, Fantagraphics

GREENWOOD/PHINNEY RIDGE
Mary Lou Dickerson
Democratic representative for 36th District (soon to retire), Washington state House of Representatives

MAGNOLIA/INTERBAY
Corino Bonjrada
Owner, Mondello Ristorante Italiano

MAPLE LEAF
Donna Hartmann-Miller
Maple Leaf Community Council member, manager at Ace Hardware

PIONEER SQUARE
Leslie Smith
Executive director, The Alliance for Pioneer Square

QUEEN ANNE
Craig Wilson
Owner, Video Isle

SOUTH LAKE UNION
Jeff Bezos
CEO, Amazon.com

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT
Cafe Racer Espresso
caferacerseattle.com

WEST SEATTLE
Tracy Record
Editor, West Seattle Blog

 

Vote in our current Best Restaurants poll.

 

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