Seattle deserves leaders with common sense and compassion

By: Editorial Staff Posted: 10/14/2019

Please vote by November 5

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It’s almost time to fill out your general election ballot. Are you ready to vote for leaders who will move Seattle forward with common sense and compassion?

We deserve elected officials we can trust. We deserve a City Council that will focus on the basic functions of local government. This is not about ideological purity. It’s about electing a Council that is willing to listen to different viewpoints and can deliver results on issues that matter to all of us – safe and clean neighborhoods, affordability, transportation, and homelessness.

Seattle Metro Chamber CEO Marilyn Strickland sat down with Seattle City Council candidates for Districts 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7 in new episodes of our Under Construction podcast. Listen to hear their candid thoughts on leadership and regional issues.

Our political action committee, CASE (Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy) endorsed the following slate of candidates with diverse professional experience:

Ballots are due by November 5. Not sure if you are registered? Check your voter registration here.

This November, the Seattle Metro Chamber asks you to:

  • Vote No on Tim Eyman’s harmful Initiative 976, which would devastate transportation projects around Washington state, including the voter-approved ST3 light rail expansion. It would increase congestion and make it less safe to get around our region.
  • Vote to Approve Initiative 1000 on Referendum 88 to restore fairness and opportunity in Washington state. Approving I-1000 will allow qualified businesses led by Washingtonians from all walks of life to compete fairly for state government contracts.

You can mail in your ballot – no stamp needed – or submit it at one of many drop-off locations.

Thank you for voting, and please encourage your family, friends, associates, and neighbors to fill out their ballots, too.