Nikkita Oliver, attorney, activist, and artist
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Nikkita Oliver, attorney, activist, and artist
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Nikkita Oliver: 'This year has been unexpected'

Back in March, Nikkita Oliver announced she would run for Seattle mayor. She said the city needed a leader "who’s going to reject the status quo and bring a new vision to the city of Seattle.”

She barely missed getting into the general election, finishing third in the primary behind Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon. But her vision shaped the campaign and the conversation about what kind of place Seattle should be.

As KUOW's Race and Equity team looks back on 2017, Katherine Banwell asked Oliver what the past year has meant for her.