In preparation of the 2017 primary, we asked Seattle’s Mayoral Candidates to answer six questions on topics of interest to Seattle Globalist readers.
We asked each candidate to fill out a questionnaire with the following questions:
- What would be the top three priorities of the Seattle Police Department during your administration?
- What should Seattle’s strategy be in addressing housing affordability?
- Is there a way for Seattle to balance upzoning and retaining affordability for existing residents and businesses, particularly in the University, Central and Chinatown/International districts? Please describe your approach.
- Discuss three specific strategies for increasing the participation of immigrant communities/communities of color in the planning of initiatives such as the proposed Navigation Center and large-scale marches that affect neighborhoods?
- How should Seattle address “gentrification?” How do you define that concept?
- What should the city of Seattle’s stance be — if any — on handling juvenile justice and the proposed replacement of the King County Juvenile Detention Center?
We’ve compiled the candidates’ answers below.
Candidates (alphabetical order)
Gary E. Brose
Lewis A. Jones*
Mary J. Martin*
James W. Norton, Jr.
Larry Oberto (added July 14)
Keith J. Whiteman*
Candidates marked with an asterisk (*) did not complete a questionnaire in time for publication, but we will add those questionnaires to this form if they’re turned in.
Ballots for the Aug. 1 primary will be mailed on Wednesday July 12. Ballots must be postmarked or turned into a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. Aug. 1. The top two candidates will continue to the general election in November.