ELECTION 2023: Candidate forum doubleheader Saturday for City and County Council candidates

Missed our candidate forum this past Tuesday and/or want another chance to see the City Council District 1 candidates? Tomorrow is your next chance – and as a bonus, it’s a doubleheader, also including the first local faceoff between the County Council District 8 candidates. The 34th District Democrats are presenting the forums Saturday afternoon as a prelude to their endorsement votes next week, but the forums are open to all. They’re happening at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), with County Council candidates Sofia Aragon (Burien mayor) and Teresa Mosqueda (at-large Seattle councilmember) at 1 pm, City Council D-1 candidates (we’re checking on their final RSVP list) at 2 pm. We’ll be recording both forums on video and will publish them Saturday night, as soon as they’re uploaded.

P.S. Next Wednesday (June 14th), there’s yet another chance to see the City Council candidates, also at Youngstown CAC, focusing on transportation, mobility, and climate issues, presented by a coalition of regional organizations; their forum starts at 5 pm and you can RSVP for in-person or online attendance here.

5 Replies to "ELECTION 2023: Candidate forum doubleheader Saturday for City and County Council candidates"

  • Madmatt June 9, 2023 (3:23 pm)

    Mosquera did enough bad as a Seattle City Council member, so now she wants to mess up the County Council

  • Della June 9, 2023 (8:44 pm)

    From TuesdaySaka and Tavel had the most solution focused answers. They also both seemed to get their point across in the allotted 30 seconds. Both separated themselves from the field. Costa had some good answers and I think she could be capable of representating our district, but she wasn’t as prepared as Saka and Tavel. Cracium would be my vote to attend a dinner party where she could moderate a conversation, but she’s not a decision maker. A great community member who deeply cares, but not a focused, decisive leader. Preston and Brown were ehh. Nice guys, good community members, but I wasn’t convinced of their motivation to run. Their answers lacked depth although each answered one question well (but all the others very plain). Jacobson basically had one answer she repeated 8 times. Great to have public input, but we’d spend way to much time gathering intel than acting on the years of data we already have. Barefoot was not prepared, looked nervous, and didn’t offer anything substitute in my opinion. Thank you to all who have decided to run. It’s easy to sit here from my couch and critique, but this is a very important election. Saka and Tavel could rally our community and get things done. One of the two will get my vote. 

    • Angelo June 10, 2023 (5:22 am)

      Thanks for the synopsis of the candidate 

  • Snowskier June 10, 2023 (10:05 am)

    Let’s not give Mosqueda a chance to mess up another agency.

  • Gaslit June 10, 2023 (3:48 pm)

    Tavel lost resoundingly to the most feckless willow in the wind politician ever elected. Why on Earth would he be considered viable. If a candidate can’t win an election, their ability to create policy seems incredibly suspect. 

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