Follow the money. More of it has already flowed into the race for the District 3 seat on the City Council representing Capitol Hill, the Central District, and the nearby than any other in Seattle. The issues at hand — affordability, homelessness, worker rights, civil rights, transportation, and more — have been taking shape for each of the five challengers and incumbent in the race. You can find all of CHS’s Election 2019 coverage here.
In 2015, the last time the seat was up for grabs, CHS experimented with a new way of drilling in on important questions in the district– the CHS Reader D3 Candidate Survey. The 2015 results are posted here. In 2019, it’s time to ask new questions.
Here’s the plan:
- CHS will work with readers to compile a 15-question District 3 candidate survey in time to get responses back and published before ballots hit the mail in mid-July.
- We’ll make this survey an efficient, simple way for the candidates to communicate direct answers on questions of interest to our readers.
- Some candidates may also choose to engage more fully in the comments.
- Some candidates may not reply. We suggest you not vote for those candidates. Unless the 2019 questions turn out really, really bad.
- Questions will be suggested by CHS readers, selected by CHS editors, and finalized by an online vote before we provide the survey to the campaigns.
- Candidates are welcome to answer as much or as little of the survey as they wish but unanswered questions will be noted. Answers may be a mix of yes/no and 150 word or less “essay” responses. Answers can be a picture. Answers can be a song.
Please suggest your questions in the CHS comments below by Monday, July 1st at noon Capitol Hill Standard Time.
Feel free to pile on to the best or suggest refinements. We’ll grab a selection of the most interesting — and most popular — and do some editing before posting a roster for an open vote here on the site. We suggest you find a way to pose your proposed questions in a Twitter-friendly 140 characters or less — because if you don’t, we probably will. You can check character count here, if you need.
Need ideas? Here is what CHS asked about last time.
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