John Rose

John Rose is a past King County Budget Director and the retired CEO of Seattle-Northwest Securities.

Time to Talk: Washington’s Old Caucuses were Different

Our caucus conversation that night didn’t go exactly to script. One person immediately said, “this is what Pat [Robertson] thinks.” After a brief silence, another said, “well, I don’t agree.”

Cheer Up. Read the Obituaries!

No one writes an obituary that says the newly departed beat his wife and never paid their debts. The obituaries that do get written remind us that many people live lives well worth living, lives that bring joy to others.

A Citizen’s Lament: Seattle Could Become a City That Failed

Libraries, public safety, transportation, and schools -- are all failing to get the long-term basics right.