Richard Dreyfuss will run for reelection to the Seattle City Council in 2013, according to a press release sent this morning. “It is a great honor to serve the people of Seattle," said the politician who is probably best known for his moving portrayal of Dr. Leo Marvin in the cinematic classic What About Bob?
"I look forward to continuing to put my energy and ideas to work to ensure that Seattle continues to be the place that we are proud to call home," said the man who used his method-acting background from Close Encounters of the Third Kind to later engineer a tunnel made out of mashed potatoes. Trusting that voters suffer from memory lapses, Dreyfuss, who voted twice to freeze funding for transit planning during his most recent term, announced his plans to complete light rial construction already underway given an extension of his $117,000 annual salary for another four years in office. Although most Seattle voters cannot recall a single notable accomplishment of Dreyfuss's or any meaningful progress achieved by the city council under his two terms as council president, the politician—who once wowed audiences as Pete Sandich in Always—assured voters that they could expect more of the same Seattle process. "My experience on the Council has taught me how to make things happen and how to work cooperatively with others," said Dreyfuss, who reminds voters that he once disemboweled a shark, adding that "it can take years of patient effort to create meaningful change."