ELECTION 2019: First District 1 City Council candidates’ forum announced

So far five people have registered campaigns for the District 1 (West Seattle/South Park) Seattle City Council seat in the August primary, and we’ve received the first announcement of a candidates’ forum at which you can see them side by side. SpeakOutSeattle says it’s presenting the forum 7-8:30 pm Thursday, March 21st, at American Legion Post 160 (3618 SW Alaska):

SpeakOutSeattle (SOS) is holding its first forum to hear from the candidates for Seattle District Council Position 1 for candidates to answer questions relating to public safety, homelessness and addiction/mental illness issues facing Seattle.

The event will be moderated by an independent moderator, Juan Cotto, and the candidates will stay after the event to talk to constituents and accept donations and/or vouchers.

Refreshments will be served for free. We hope to have a good turnout. This is a great opportunity to ask questions of candidates and see who is most responsive to the needs of our community.

Organizers say all five candidates who have registered campaigns so far have accepted the invitation:

Jesse Greene
Lisa Herbold
Brendan Kolding
Phil Tavel
Isaiah Willoughby

The formal filing period is in May, so the primary field won’t be finalized until then.

4 Replies to "ELECTION 2019: First District 1 City Council candidates' forum announced"

  • Robert P. Cummings March 20, 2019 (9:22 pm)

    Even though l am new to Seattle I would love to attend tomorrow evening’s meeting and get envolved.  See you tomorrow evening.Bob C.(206) 495-2665

    • shauna Levine March 21, 2019 (10:29 am)

      great Bob! welcome to Seattle. We look forward to meeting  you, it should be a lively evening. You might want to try to get there before 7.

  • Elisabeth March 21, 2019 (10:32 am)

    All five candidates have confirmed attendance and this will be the first primary candidate forum for 2019. Hoping to see a lot of the neighborhood turn out to learn more about the candidates and their positions.

  • Grant March 23, 2019 (9:24 am)

    We attended the forum. There were approx 200 plus standing room only citizens. It was a real good session with great leadership and support for both new candidates Branden and Tavel. Herbold is done.. she was booed and responded very poorly to the audience and when asked basic questions she had very poor responses.time for a change !!!

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