Meet the young leaders campaigning for City Council

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As the race for City Council shapes up, the move to district-based elections is playing out in the candidate field. There are significantly more candidates (10 so far in the 1st district alone), a number of them significantly younger and frankly less wealthy than candidates in years past. Coupled with the exodus of long-time councilmembers Sally Clark, Tom Rasmussen and Nick Licata, that has left most races wide open.

Here’s a look at the 35-and-under set in this year's Seattle City Council elections.

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Cody Olsen

Cody Olsen was an editorial intern with Crosscut. He has a degree in Political Science from WWU, a passion for Journalism and a love for making movies on the side. This past summer he spent a few months traveling around South America and is now a bit of a travel junkie. He can be reached at