Seattle Candidate Forums, Fall 2017



Patriotic Labrador dog with USA costume
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Seattle voters: Learn more about our next Mayor and City Council members at candidate forums this fall. Be sure to ask the candidates about their housing and homelessness platforms!

And to go in-depth on the #1 issue for Seattle voters:


Forums (Check back for updates)


Aug. 17 (Thursday)Tourism Industry Candidate Forum, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Hosted by Visit Seattle. Dave Ross of KIRO Radio moderates discussions with Mayoral and at-large City Council candidates. $10. Register here.

Sept. 12 (Tuesday) — Changing Seattle:  Mayoral Candidates Debate Growth, Affordable Housing and Homelessness,  at Seattle University. Free. Enrique Cerna of KCTS-TV moderated, with Vernal Coleman of The Seattle Times, Heidi Groover of The Stranger and David Kroman of Crosscut posing questions. Note: This event sold out and was livestreamed as a joint broadcast on Crosscut’s Facebook page and on  The Seattle Times’ Facebook page. Watch it hereYou can also watch the video of the live pre-debate show on Firesteel’s Facebook page; see recaps of media coverage of the debate, community questions and more at Solid Ground’s recap; and visit our Voters’ Guide on Housing and Homelessness, which we’ve updated for the general election.

Sept. 19 (Tuesday) — Seattle Candidate Forum on Education, 5:15-7:30 p.m. at Asian Counseling and Referral Services, 3639 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle. Hosted by School’s Out Washington. Seattle Mayoral, City Council and School Board candidates. Free; register here.

Sept. 20 (Wednesday) — Seattle Human Services Coalition candidates forum, 5-7:30 p.m. at Miller Community Center. Seattle Mayoral, City Council, City Attorney candidates will talk about the role of human services in building a just and thriving community in Seattle and King County. RSVPs requested by Sept. 18.

Oct. 12 (Thursday)API Candidates Forum, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Nagomi Tea House, 519 6th Ave S., Seattle. Hosted by API. Seattle Mayoral, City Council, and Port Commissioner candidates.

Oct. 16 (Monday) — Mayoral Candidate Debate, 6-8 p.m., Seattle University’s Pigott Auditorium. Hosted by Seattle University’s Institute of Public Service. Seattle Mayoral candidates. Joni Balter moderates along with SU’s Prof. Larry Hubbell. More details to come soon.

Oct. 18 (Wednesday)Seattle City Council Debate, 6-7:30 p.m. at The Seattle Public Library, Central branch, 1000 4th Ave. Hosted by Seattle City Club and The Seattle Public Library. Candidates for at-large City Council positions 8 and 9. Free; register here.

Oct. 19 (Thursday)Public Health & Safety Candidate Forum, 6-8 p.m. at New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Avenue S. Hosted by Public Defender Association. Seattle mayor and City Council candidates. Free; register here.

Oct. 24 (Tuesday)Seattle Mayoral Debate, 6-8 p.m. at Starbucks Support Center, 401 Utah Ave. S. Hosted by Seattle CityClub, KING5, KUOW and GeekWire. To be broadcast and livestreamed.






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