TUESDAY: 8 candidates. 1 job. 1 stage. First forum for Seattle City Council District 1 candidates

Now less than 24 hours remain until your first chance to see the Seattle City Council District 1 candidates side by side. WSB and the District 1 Community Network are presenting an in-person Q&A candidate forum tomorrow night (Tuesday, Jun 6), 6:45 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center (northeast corner of 35th/Myrtle), following a 6 pm community-info fair. Questions have been submitted in advance by D1CN member organizations and WSB readers (thank you!). If you can’t be there in person, we’re planning to have video by night’s end. All 8 candidates (here’s the list on the King County Elections website) have RSVP’d; ballots will be mailed in just five weeks, so if you don’t already have a favorite, we hope this will help.

7 Replies to "TUESDAY: 8 candidates. 1 job. 1 stage. First forum for Seattle City Council District 1 candidates"

  • Seattlite June 6, 2023 (8:08 am)

    Too bad the candidates are not made to think on their feet with real-time questions from attendees.  An impromptu forum would be much more beneficial to voters to learn exactly how the candidates think and react to real-time questions about their plans to solve crucial problems facing West Seattle and greater Seattle.  Candidates who are well-rehearsed with talking points are not giving voters their real thoughts or showing their real personalities.  That’s my opinion from years of experience.

    • WSB June 6, 2023 (9:45 am)

      They WILL be thinking real-time on their feet. Perhaps you’re misinterpreting – the candidates themselves are not getting the questions ahead of time. We asked for questions to be sent to us. Nobody else has or will be seeing the question list. – TR

      • Seattlite June 6, 2023 (5:10 pm)

        Thank you for clarifying that to me.  That makes me feel better about the Q & A.

  • Gaslit June 6, 2023 (11:56 am)

    I will throw my full support behind whichever candidate promises to work to dissolve the City Council and demand past council members return their wages to fund affordable housing, public transportation and improvements to public education. 

  • Scarlett June 6, 2023 (12:44 pm)

    When we have better people we will have better politicians.  Check yourselves to see if your daily lives mirror all the sanctimonious – and cheap – talk hurled at others, including politicians.   

  • clporter11 June 6, 2023 (8:05 pm)

    The response time is too short and many of the candidates are providing responses  along the same theme. As long as we don’t have community policing  where we know the officers that patrol are community, we will never really 

  • Jeff June 6, 2023 (10:04 pm)

    Tavel is such a boring response to Herbold. More of the SAME nonsense. Can we get a FRESH candidate and not a trivia host???

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