SEATTLE — In an unprecedented Seattle City Council election, we hoped to highlight the candidates in a unique way.
There are seven seats up for grabs, and instead of showing you the typical stories about why they’re running, we opted for a conversation.
KING 5’s Chris Daniels asked each candidate to give him a half-hour and to share a drink at one of their favorite locations. They chose the spot and the type of drink. The goal wasn’t necessarily to ask them all the same questions they’ve heard on the campaign trail but to show a different side of their personality. The choices and the subjects varied.
We edited the conversations chronologically for time and brevity. The segments will air weekdays between Oct. 14-31.
Shaun Scott is a first time candidate, who has been a campaign volunteer, filmmaker, and community activist. He talks, over coffee, about his one-time interest in being a comedian, and his now real shot at becoming a Seattle City Council member.
Alex Pedersen is a former aide to Tim Burgess who has run on a platform of accountability in government. He opened up a bottle of water at the Magnuson Park Community Center to talk about housing, and his campaign at large.
Drinks with Daniels series
District 1 (West Seattle): Lisa Herbold and Phil Tavel
District 2 (South Seattle): Mark Solomon and Tammy Morales
District 3 (Central Seattle): Kshama Sawant and Egan Orion
District 5 (North Seattle): Debora Juarez and Ann Davison Sattler
District 6 (Ballard and Green Lake): Dan Strauss and Heidi Wills
District 7 (Magnolia and downtown): Andrew Lewis and Jim Pugel