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Wed 10/4, 2023, 7:00pm
Inspire Washington presents
Seattle City Council Cultural Candidate Forum (Districts 1,4,6,7)
Seattle Candidate Forum. Live-streaming from Town Hall Seattle. October 4th, 7 PM. Sponsored by ArtsFund.

King County and Seattle Candidates convene at Inspire Washington’s Cultural Sector Forums.

SEATTLE – 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

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

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.

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

Presented by Inspire Washington.

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