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Fri 9/22, 2023, 7:00pm
Event format:In-Person & Livestream
Inspire Washington presents
King County Council Cultural Candidate Forum
Convening Around the Arts
Cultural Candidate Forms. Town Hall Seattle. King County Council. 9/22 at 7 PM
Friday, September 22, 2023, 7:00PM

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The Wyncote NW Forum
1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle, Washington 98101
A livestream will also be available.

Three candidates’ forums in two weeks 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 and 5) and October 4th (districts 1,4,6, and 7), both beginning at 7:00pm

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 and the event will have closed captioning.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Positions 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

King County:

• District 2: Girmay Zahilay

• District 4: Jorge Baron & Sarah Reyneveld

• District 6: Claudia Balducci

• District 8: Teresa Mosqueda & Sofia Aragon

Presented by Inspire Washington.

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