Over 40 individuals hope to win voter approval to sit on a new City Council in 2016. All nine City Council positions are up for election in the new district-based election. Seven positions will be elected at the district level with with the remaining two positions coming at-large citywide. The first major step in that process is the Primary, which will be held on August 4, 2015. The top two vote-getters will proceed to the General Election in November.
Staff from The Urbanist are in the process of conducting a comprehensive series of candidate interviews for the Seattle City Council. Our focus in the interviews are on important urban issues ranging from social equity to planning and growth in Seattle. Over the course of the next four weeks, we’ll be releasing summaries of our discussions with Council hopefuls. We plan to share these interviews in district batches starting with District 2 on Monday.
For those who may not be familiar with the candidates running or the new districts, we’ve put together a handy interactive map. Candidates included the map will be interviewed by The Urbanist. Use the menu toggle on the top left to access district-level information. At a later stage, The Urbanist will consider endorsements for candidates. Stay tuned.