Homelessness is consistently a top issue for King County voters. With the general election fast approaching, We Are In and KNKX Public Radio hosted the 2023 Homelessness Debates, so our community can learn about where their Seattle City Council and King County Council candidates stand.
Held at Seattle University’s Pigott Auditorium and moderated by KNKX reporter Scott Greenstone, the debates provided a platform for a powerful dialogue around homelessness and housing in our region. With 250 attendees present and over 1,100 watching the livestream recording, the desire for progress and solutions is clear. In fact, nearly 100 insightful questions were submitted by our attendees, reinforcing our community’s commitment to this cause.
Night 1 featured candidates from Seattle City Council Districts 2, 6, and 7, covering neighborhoods stretching from South Seattle to Queen Anne. The second evening spotlighted candidates from Districts 3 and 4, along with King County Council District 8, which together include areas from Northeast Seattle down to Tukwila and Burien.
The recordings of these debates are available, providing everyone the opportunity to learn what the candidates running to represent Seattle City Council Districts 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7, along with King County Council District 8, believe about the issues of homelessness and housing.
Remember, election day is November 7th, 2023. Look out for your ballots in the mail and plan ahead to return your ballot. To find drop box locations in your area, visit the King County Elections website here.
Special thanks to the candidates who joined us to engage in this necessary dialogue: Alex Hudson, Andrew Lewis, Bob Kettle, Dan Strauss, Joy Hollingsworth, Maritza Rivera, Pete Hanning, Ron Davis, Sofia Aragon, Tammy Morales, Tanya Woo, and Teresa Mosqueda.