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Here’s what you need to know about who’s running for Seattle City Council

Here's what you need to know about the more than 40 candidates running for the seven Seattle City Council districts this year.

Adel Toay, Conner Board

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Published: 1:31 PM PDT May 25, 2023
Updated: 9:02 AM PDT May 29, 2023

More than 40 people are running for Seattle City Council in a race that could reshape city politics as only three council members are running for reelection.

This year’s election is only for the seven district seats and does not include the two citywide seats held by Councilmember Sara Nelson and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda.

The council members trying to keep their seats this year are Tammy Morales (District 2), Dan Strauss (District 6) and Andrew Lewis (District 7).

Councilmembers Kshama Sawant (District 3), Alex Pedersen (District 4), Debora Juarez (District 5), and Lisa Herbold (District 1) are all not seeking reelection.

This will also be the first city council election since the recent redistricting

The primary election will take place in August and the general election will be held in November.

Here’s a look at who’s running:

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