The race for Seattle City Council’s citywide position eight is a fierce battle between two progressive candidates: housing activist Jon Grant and labor leader Teresa Mosqueda.
Whoever wins in November will fill the seat formerly held by veteran councilmember Tim Burgess, who’s currently serving as interim mayor. Councilmember Kristen Harris-Talley was appointed to fill the vacancy until election results are certified.
KING 5 Political Reporter Natalie Brand sat down with Grant and Mosqueda to talk about council politics and the top challenges facing the city.
1) How would council politics change if elected?
2) Differences in affordable housing proposals
3) Discussion of donations and endorsements