District 5 covers north Seattle, including Broadview, Northgate and Greenwood. The district has been represented by Council President Debora Juarez, who was elected in 2016. Juarez has decided not to seek reelection.
Crosscut is one of a large group of media partners presenting this program. The debate will be moderated by journalists Jake Whittenberg of KING 5, John Hopperstad of FOX 13 and Angela King of KUOW.
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The Washington State Debate Coalition, founded by the Seattle CityClub in 2016, has produced public election debates all over the state, for both local and statewide races. The coalition is supported by media, educational and civic organizations.
Related reading on the City Council District 5 race:
- Seattle City Council District 5: Cathy Moore vs. ChrisTiana ObeySumner
- Who’s raised the most money in Seattle City Council races?
- Poll: Seattle voters want new direction on City Council
Premier media partners for this year’s Seattle City Council District 5 debate series include Converge Media, Cascade Public Media (KCTS 9 and Crosscut), FOX 13, KING 5, KIRO Radio, KIRO 7, KUOW Public Radio and Rainier Avenue Radio. More than 50 organizers are supporters of this project.
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