COUNTDOWN: 4 days until all 8 City Council D-1 candidates share a stage

All 8 of the candidates who will be on your ballot for Seattle City Council District 1 have now RSVP’d for our first forum next Tuesday (June 6th). The election isn’t as far away as it might seem – King County Elections will mail ballots July 12th, and dropboxes open the next day, so voting starts in just six weeks. If you haven’t already decided who you’re voting for in the primary, come see them side by side at what we promise will be a fast-paced forum, so we can get in as many questions as possible. Thanks to everyone who sent suggestions when we requested them! The forum is a two-part event, starting at 6 pm Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s expansive Walmesley Center (northeast corner of 35th/Myrtle) – at 6 pm, come in and meet local neighborhood group reps from the District 1 Community Network‘s member organizations (D1CN is co-presenting the forum); at 6:45, the candidates take the stage. We’re inviting them to come a bit early and to hang around while we’re breaking down the room afterward, to meet prospective constituents. If you can’t be there, we’re planning to video-record it and publish it here.

5 Replies to "COUNTDOWN: 4 days until all 8 City Council D-1 candidates share a stage"

  • DCDullesFoster June 4, 2023 (6:29 am)

    I just hope the candidates are not as “low-quality” as they were in 2019 with Tavel and Kolding. Tavel was a guy who never stayed at anything professional over a few years, and Kolding was a washed-out bad cop. Also, I want someone with real-life experience. Not one of the yokel provincial locals who; never lived or went to school anywhere else, a risk-averse coward who resides in the same neighborhood they grew-up in, and someone who has a degree from a non-WA school that is actually reputable. I just don’t want another “I’m from Seattle and have never been anywhere else, so I have no ideas to draw from other (more successful) cities and towns to make Seattle more socioeconomically and politically healthy.” 

    • Scarlett June 5, 2023 (12:40 pm)

      I read this and thought I had a doppelganger on the WSB.   Not only did they grow up in the same neighborhood and have the same comfortable, safe “wallpaper” for their entire adult lives (yet make pompous judgments about other areas of the country)  it’s likely some are still living in the same house their diapers were changed in.   Not a particularly good recipe for becoming an adult or politician.    

  • Joyce June 4, 2023 (8:57 am)

    Will this event be available on ZOOM?  

    • WSB June 4, 2023 (10:13 am)

      We are recording it but not streaming it.

  • James June 5, 2023 (7:22 am)

    Candidates need to be from a city with a vision. I am tired of the ones who grew up here trying to keep it the same. We are a growing city and we need candidates who are forward thinking with public transit and affordable housing. 

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