I was born in Seattle and grew up in the northern suburbs. The longest I've been away from the city was 8 months in 2012 when I joined the Navy and went to Great Lakes, IL for boot camp and then the Florida panhandle for schooling. I'm a reservist now and spend one weekend a month in Everett.
I really dig being a Seattleite, but I can be a little annoying about it, as my navy buddies from other parts of the country can testify. We're pretty lucky to live in a city as tolerant and creative as this one, although we shouldn't make the mistake of fooling ourselves into thinking that Seattle is some harmonious, liberal utopia. We still got issues; driving a Prius and composting aren't going to magically solve all the ills we face.
I am not a democrat, but I am pragmatically liberal.
I don't possess a car; buses and my feet convey me just fine.