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Mosqueda wins re-election to Seattle Council position 8 over Wilson

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda faced off against challenger Kenneth Wilson.

SEATTLE — Incumbent Teresa Mosqueda has won her re-election bid for Seattle City Council position 8.

Mosqueda has captured 60% of the vote as of Nov. 4. Her challenger, Kenneth Wilson, has garnered 40% of the vote.

Mosqueda has served in position 8, which is a city-wide seat, for one term since 2018. She previously worked as a political and strategic campaign director at the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, where she worked on legislation related to immigrant and worker’s rights, including the statewide minimum wage initiative.

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Wilson is a civil engineer and small business owner who says he feels the council is going in the wrong direction. He argues the council lacks members who understand day-to-day city operations and would benefit from a member who’s trained in infrastructure.

Position 9 is the other city-wise seat on the Seattle City Council that was on the ballot with attorney and activist Nikkita Oliver and Fremont Brewing Co-owner Sara Nelson vying for the open position. Nelson won that race.

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