Seattle City Council District 3: Egan Orion and Kshama Sawant

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is facing challenger Egan Orion for the District 3 seat, which includes Capitol Hill, the Central District and Yesler Terrace.
Oct 16, 2019

Seattle City Council District 1: Lisa Herbold and Phil Tavel

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold faces challenger Phil Tavel to represent District 1, which includes West Seattle, White Center and South Park.

Seattle City Council District 2: Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon

Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon are vying to represent Seattle City Council District 2, which includes Rainier Beach, Beacon Hill, SoDo and parts of the Chinatown-International District.

Seattle City Council District 7: Andrew Lewis and Jim Pugel

Andrew Lewis and Jim Pugel are running for the District 7 position on the Seattle City Council, which represents Belltown, Queen Anne, Pioneer Square and parts of Chinatown-International District and South Lake Union.

Seattle City Council District 4: Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott

Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott are running for Seattle City Council District 4 seat, which includes University District, Wallingford, Laurelhurst, and parts of Maple Leaf and Fremont.

Seattle City Council District 5: Debora Juarez and Ann Davison Sattler

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez faces challenger Ann Davison Sattler to represent District 5, which includes Lake City, Northgate and parts of Greenwood.

Seattle City Council District 6: Dan Strauss and Heidi Wills

Dan Strauss and Heidi Wills are vying for the seat representing Seattle City Council District 6, which includes Ballard, Crown Hill and Green Lake.

Face to Face GSBA Candidate Forum

How is Seattle thriving during these boom times? Who is benefiting in our city, and who is being left behind? What will Seattle’s City Council look like in 2020? Who will be making decisions that will affect your business, the LGBTQ community, and your neighborhood? Hear where your candidates stand at GSBA’s annual Face to […]
Sep 3, 2019

Civic Cocktail: City Hall in Motion

City Hall in Motion Presented in partnership with Seattle Channel Retiring Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess discusses becoming Seattle’s interim mayor, the challenges facing our city, and more. Additional segment TBA Limited tickets available at the door; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Series Sponsor: The Boeing Company Media Sponsors: Crosscut, KUOW Host Sponsor: Tom Douglas Restaurants
Oct 6, 2017

Seattle soda tax to fund education, nutrition programs

Funds from the tax will go towards education and making healthy food more accessible to low-income communities.
Jun 7, 2017
Demonstrators of all ages gathered in the plaza brandishing handmade anti-DAPL signs. (Photo by Aly Brady)

City Council set to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo over pipeline

Seattle is set to be the first major city to divest from Wells Fargo in protest of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
Feb 1, 2017

Seattle reacts to Trump’s plans for Dakota Access Pipeline

The Tuesday rally against Trump's action included a protest in front of Wells Fargo, one of the financiers of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Jan 25, 2017

Seattle residents question proposed police North Precinct ‘bunker,’ $160M price tag

Critics called the proposed North Precinct an unnecessary expansion of policing, but Chief Kathleen O'Toole says the north end has growing needs.
Jun 8, 2016

Seattle council supports Muslims with official resolution

Council president Tim Burgess said the resolution was a necessary response to rhetoric vilifying Muslims rising nationwide.
Dec 15, 2015
Taxi drivers Getachew Mersha (left) and Dawit Tesfaye lead a group of drivers and community members on their way to deliver a petition to Mayor Ed Murray's Office requesting rideshare drivers be allowed to unionize. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Seattle council allows Uber and Lyft drivers to form unions

Seattle City Council members unanimously passed the first ordinance in the nation to allow for-hire drivers for app-based services to form unions.
Dec 14, 2015

Trauma trickles down: Confronting the dark legacy of American Indian boarding schools

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution acknowledging the intergenerational trauma caused by American Indian boarding schools.
Nov 26, 2015

5 ways to fix public safety in the Chinatown International District

Will new city council reps like Lorena Gonzalez finally have answers for longstanding public safety issues in the International District?
Nov 24, 2015
Taxi drivers Getachew Mersha (left) and Dawit Tesfaye lead a group of drivers and community members on their way to deliver a petition to Mayor Ed Murray's Office requesting rideshare drivers be allowed to unionize. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers rally for better wages

Uber and Lyft drivers are keeping up the pressure on Seattle elected officials to allow union representation for ride-share services.
Nov 18, 2015

Tammy Morales concedes Seattle District 2 race

Tammy Morales overcame a 36 percentage point deficit in the August primary and came within 354 votes of Seattle Councilmember Bruce Harrell.
Nov 17, 2015
“We need to start small and think big,” organizer Michael Charles said, emphasizing get out the vote efforts for 2016. (Photo by Laura Bernstein)

10 ways to make Seattle politics more inclusive in 2016

Voter turnout was a top priority for the panel of young politicos of color who gathered for some post-election analysis of Seattle politics.
Nov 11, 2015