This is arguably the most important council race in our city’s history. Moms for Seattle was created by a group of four mothers who have grown increasingly concerned about the direction of our city. When we saw that some strong candidates filed to run for City Council, we decided that we needed to get involved to help them win. That’s when we created Moms for Seattle.
We understand the huge responsibility we have taken on by launching Moms for Seattle.
We are not politicians nor partisan. We are mothers who want a city council who will focus on:
- Public safety and health so everyone is safe in our parks, neighborhoods and downtown
- Compassionate policies to develop permanent housing for homeless individuals and families
- Real solutions for those suffering from addiction and mental illness
These are the requirements for the candidates we selected:
- They consistently articulate coherent and pragmatic plans for improving public safety and addressing homelessness with compassionate, evidence-based solutions.
- No matter how much we like a candidate, they must have a viable chance of winning in the primary and the general election.
- They must be 100% committed to accountability to their districts.
- Money raised. The ability to raise money is an important milestone for a candidate and helps show they have community support.
Here are the 6 candidates for City Council that Moms for Seattle has endorsed in the primary election:
District 1 Phil Tavel
District 2 Mark Solomon
District 3 Pat Murakami
District 4 Alex Pedersen
District 5 No primary endorsement
District 6 Heidi Wills
District 7 Michael George
We believe these candidates will work to bring transparency and accountability to Seattle’s city government and we urge you to vote for these candidates.
We recognize that some people will disagree with our endorsements. We invite you to do what we did – dig into the plethora of information available.
We believe our city has a bright future with strong leadership, and we believe this slate of candidates is the most effective way to bring positive change to the City Council and our city. The status quo is not getting the job done.