Video: 34th District Democrats host City Council candidates’ forum

Campaign season is under way. Two Seattle City Council candidates were at Tuesday night’s Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting – Position 1 candidate Michael Taylor-Judd and Position 9 candidate Dian Ferguson – and last night, one dozen candidates appeared before our area’s biggest political organization, the 34th District Democrats.

Our video shows the entire forum, unedited, with these candidates (two more were on the agenda but didn’t show): For Position 1, Councilmember Jean Godden, Michael Taylor-Judd, Bobby Forch, Maurice Classen, David Schraer; for Position 3, Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Brad Meachum; for Position 5, Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Sandy Cioffi; for Position 7, Councilmember Tim Burgess (whose lone declared opponent Darryl Carter Metcalf was a no-show); for Position 9, Councilmember Sally Clark, Dian Ferguson (the other declared candidate Fathi Karshie was a no-show). August 16th is the primary, which will narrow to the top two candidates any race that has three or more.

8 Replies to "Video: 34th District Democrats host City Council candidates' forum"

  • Miss Ruby May 12, 2011 (1:30 pm)

    If Dian Ferguson wants to speed up the tunnel, why isn’t she running against O’Brien?

  • Left&Wright May 12, 2011 (2:13 pm)

    Maybe it’s because O’Brien isn’t up for election until 2013. It’s only odd-numbered positions this year.

  • Susan May 12, 2011 (4:44 pm)

    I was impressed by Maurice Classen.

  • Paul May 12, 2011 (7:48 pm)

    I am going to vote all independents

    • WSB May 12, 2011 (8:08 pm)

      City Council races are already nonpartisan.

  • East Coast Cynic May 12, 2011 (9:21 pm)

    I was impressed by Bobby Forch at the meetup in West Seattle.

  • foy boy May 13, 2011 (9:31 am)

    If the races are nonpartisan then why was this meeting only hosted by the democrats?

    • WSB May 13, 2011 (10:04 am)

      FB, I’m sure there will be many more forums, but the 34th happens to be the area’s biggest political group, and takes a leadership role in organizing this sort of thing. As you’d see if you went through our archives, candidates also accept invitations to speak before neighborhood groups, business groups, just about anyone who takes the time to organize a forum. This happened to be the first of the season. – TR

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