Do you care about issues like homelessness, transportation, housing affordability, and public safety? The November 5 general election is a major opportunity to elect local officials who will work collaboratively to make progress on these and other challenges. You can look up your voting districts here.
One local body whose decisions have regional reverberations is the Seattle City Council. This year, the Council is poised for change, and there are several opportunities coming up for you to meet the candidates and learn more about them.
If you’re a Chamber member, please join us for our September 17 Business Issues Forum with Seattle City Council candidates. The Seattle Metro Chamber’s political arm, CASE, has endorsed candidates in each of the seven districts who will restore trust, represent their districts, and get back to basics. Our forum is an opportunity to meet these candidates, learn more about their platforms, and chat informally. Candidates who plan to attend include Phil Tavel running in District 1, Mark Solomon running in District 2, Egan Orion running in District 3, Alex Pedersen running in District 4, Heidi Wills running in District 6, and Jim Pugel, running in District 7. Click here for details and to register for our event.
If you can’t make it to our Business Issues Forum, there are a number of additional opportunities for you to meet and interact with City Council candidates before voting in November.
- Tuesday, September 24: Visit Seattle 2019 Partner Connect: Seattle City Council Candidate Forum
Seattle City Council candidates for District 1, District 6, and District 7 will discuss tourism, business, and civic issues. This forum will be moderated by Q13 News Reporter Brandi Kruse. Click here for details.
- Monday, October 7: Seattle City Council Cultural Sector Forum
KNKX News Director Florangela Davila will moderate this free forum co-presented by Inspire Washington and KNKX. Hear from Seattle City Council candidates on policy issues affecting arts, science, and heritage organizations in Seattle. Click here for details.
- September – October: City Club District Debates, various dates and locations
CityClub hosts a series of free, public debates within or close to district boundaries, moderated by local journalists. Voters in each of the seven Council districts can hear from the two candidates running to represent them. These debates will also be broadcast and reported widely through CityClub’s partnerships with local media. Click here for details.