Chas Redmond running in West Seattle’s City Council District 1

December 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle politics | 10 Comments

One of our area’s most über-involved community activists says he’s running for the West Seattle-only City Council seat created by the passage of Charter Amendment 19 in last month’s election. Chas Redmond‘s official titles include vice president of the Morgan Community Association, but he’s also involved with other groups around the community, including Sustainable West Seattle, and he is a past chair of the City Neighborhood Council. Redmond is a U.S. Army veteran, retired from NASA, and has lived in West Seattle for a decade. His official announcement says he’s running “to bring a grass roots voice to the city council, to re-empower the citizens of Seattle, and ensure our investments benefit citizens across the entire city.” (WSB photo at right, from West Seattle Tool Library holiday party earlier this month)

Charter Amendment 19 restructures the City Council starting in 2015, with seven council districts – West Seattle is District 1 – plus two at-large positions to be elected citywide. While current Councilmember Tom Rasmussen lives in West Seattle, he and the other eight members were all elected to citywide seats; he has filed to run in 2015 but is listed by the city Ethics and Elections Commission as not yet having designated which position he’s running for.


  1. This is the most exciting political news I’ve heard in a long time. Go Chas!

    Comment by Christopher Boffoli — 2:41 pm December 20, 2013 #

  2. No Chas, you’ve got it all wrong, you are supposed to get all the goodies for US, the heck with the rest of the city!
    Seriously, get your website going so we can make contributions.
    Best of luck…

    Comment by old timer — 2:46 pm December 20, 2013 #

  3. Wasn’t surprised to see this announcement, but just how early he is. I wonder if Cindi Barker would consider…she’s been around much longer than Chas. I could see her stepping up, but I also could see lots of other long-time civic-minded folks as well. Interesting…

    Comment by earlybird catching the worm — 3:15 pm December 20, 2013 #

  4. + 1 !!!

    Comment by sgg — 4:41 pm December 20, 2013 #

  5. Long an asset to West Seattle, Chas would make a great City Councilman. He already has my vote!

    Comment by Kate K — 4:57 pm December 20, 2013 #

  6. My dog Clyde is throwing his hat in the ring.

    Every dog has his day, and by DOG, Clyde is going to have his!

    Clyde: Biting into the issues and not barking about them.

    Vote Clyde!

    Comment by Jeffrey — 5:17 pm December 20, 2013 #

  7. This is excellent news for anyone concerned about issues facing West Seattle. Chas has dug into all of them and will get results for our district and the city. Go Chas!

    Comment by Barry — 7:47 pm December 20, 2013 #

  8. This is exciting! Very excited to read and hear more about this home town candidate.

    Comment by Michelle — 8:16 pm December 20, 2013 #

  9. This is excellent news for West Seattle!

    Comment by Patrick — 11:33 am December 21, 2013 #

  10. I’ve never heard of him…what have I missed?

    Comment by Beth — 9:26 pm December 21, 2013 #

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