Explainer

A Seattle Voter's Guide to the November 2019 General Election

Before you drop your vote in the mail by November 5, here's a quick look at your ballot.

10/22/2019 By Rosin Saez

Hot Button Issue

Should Seattle Do More to Protect Citizens from Extreme Summer Weather?

District 4 city council candidates are calling for more immediate, and substantial, action.

07/01/2019 By Philip Kiefer

It's Getting Hot in Here

Seattle City Council Candidates Eye a Green New Deal

As the Democratic Party wrestles with a Green New Deal and Washington makes climate progress, city council candidates are bringing new urgency to Seattle’s e...

05/03/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Turnover City

5 of Mike O'Brien's Most Memorable Moments

Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien announced that he won't seek reelection, blowing open another council race.

02/15/2019 By Philip Kiefer

2019 Election

Former Police Chief Is Running for Seattle City Council

Jim Pugel built a reputation as an early supporter of police reform.

01/29/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2019

Who Is Running for Seattle City Council?

Catch up on the latest campaigns for the 2019 election.

12/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8

Kirsten Harris-Talley Appointed to Seattle City Council

"I believe that what government's role is is to actually be a conduit for the voice of the people," Harris-Talley said.

10/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8

Council Applicants Address Community Questions at City Hall

Twelve applicants showed up to the community-led forum Tuesday night.

10/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8

Here Are the Applicants for the Interim City Council Seat

Many of the city council candidates will likely be at the community-led forum tonight at Seattle City Hall.

10/03/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

A Different Standard for City Council Appointments?

"I think this is a great template for us to consider for all vacancies moving forward," said council member Lisa Herbold.

09/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: Mayor Burgess, Russian Hackers, and Dino Rossi

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/22/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Rudy Pantoja Jr.

Pantoja last year told a female activist his name was "Hugh Mungus." Now he's Internet famous among a certain crowd.

07/28/2017 By Kendall Candioglos

Election 2017

Still Having Trouble Deciding on Votes? Find All Candidate Profiles Here

Ballots for the primary election are due Tuesday. It's not too late to vote.

07/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Teresa Mosqueda

"It's about finding that common ground and finding a pathway forward."

07/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Mac McGregor

"The last election really propelled me to say it's time. People like me are not going back to the shadows again."

07/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Jon Grant

"For a very long time, I really believed that the way that you made change is through community organizing and community pressure."

07/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Hisam Goueli

"It became clear that health care was just not represented in policymaking decisions."

07/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Council Wrap-Up

No Comments on Murray, Homeless Sweeps, and Environmental Policy Reform

Here's a rundown of the Seattle City Council meeting on Monday.

04/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

Braddock Congratulates Herbold, Jim McDermott Welcomes Challenger, and Sound Transit Ridership Increases

Herbold maintains lead after recount in West Seattle race.

12/04/2015 By Josh Feit