SEATTLE – Three candidates’ forums hosted by Inspire Washington will provide general election contenders the opportunity to outline their plans for restoring, supporting, and expanding the region’s cultural arts, heritage, and natural science fields.
The King County Council Cultural Candidate Forum will be held on September 22nd, 7:00pm and the Seattle City Council Cultural Candidate Forums will be held over two evenings: October 3rd (districts 2, 3, 5) and October 4th (districts 1, 4, 6, 7), both beginning at 7:00pm. All events will be held at Town Hall in Seattle. Participating candidates will be determined by the results of the primaries on August 1st.
Questions for the candidates will be prepared by a diverse array of cultural leaders to focus on specific needs, areas for growth, and threat mitigation. The forums will feature performances from local artists between moderated sessions with the candidates. In-person audience participation is encouraged but all events will be livestreamed. The venue is ADA accessible, and the event will be close captioned.
Positions and primary candidates up for election
- D1: Maren Costa & Rob Saka
- D2: Tammy Morales & Tanya Woo
- D3: Joy Hollingsworth & Alex Hudson
- D4: Ron Davis & Maritza Rivera
- D5: Cathy Moore & ChrisTiana ObeySumner
- D6: Dan Strauss & Pete Hanning
- D7: Andrew Lewis & Bob Kettle
- D2: Girmay Zahilay
- D4: Jorge Baron & Sarah Reyneveld
- D6: Claudia Balducci
- D8: Teresa Mosqueda & Sofia Aragon
To register for King County Council Candidate Cultural Forum on Sept 22nd, click here.
To register for Seattle City Council Districts 2, 3, and 5 Candidate Cultural Forum on Oct 3rd, click here.
To register for Seattle City Council Districts 1, 4, 6, and 7 Candidate Cultural Forum on Oct 4th, click here.
To stream or watch the King County Council Candidate Cultural Forum on Sept 22nd, click here
To stream or watch the Seattle City Council Districts 2, 3, and 5 Candidate Cultural Forum on Oct 3, click here
To stream or watch the Seattle City Council Districts 1, 4, 6, and 7 Candidate Cultural Forum on Oct 4, click here