John Stafford is on the Executive Board of the 37th District Democrats, and was a prior candidate for the State Legislature. He is involved with the Washington Democratic Environmental Caucus (WaDEC) and writes a monthly column on politics and public policy for the South Seattle Emerald.   John is also a substitute teacher for Seattle Public Schools. He is completing his master’s degree from the Harvard Extension School, after which he aspires to teach history at the high school or community college level. He resides on Beacon Hill.