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Fremont Brewing’s Nelson announces new run for citywide seat on council

(Image: Sara for City Council)

With the 2021 Seattle mayor’s race shaping up, the field candidates of candidates for the City Council’s two citywide seats is also beginning to form.

Fremont Brewing owner Sara Nelson announced Thursday she will again make a run for the council:

A 30-year resident of Seattle, Nelson wants to put her success in business and city government to work for all Seattleites. “I’m running for City Council to get our city on the right track. We’ve got to create a sustainable, inclusive COVID recovery, ensuring access to opportunity for everyone. Having navigated countless challenges as we started and grew our family business, I bring a perspective that’s missing from the City Council,” Nelson says. “I will work to bring back jobs and community resources to Seattle by revitalizing our downtown core and neighborhood business districts. I will prioritize basic services, work to create opportunity for everyone, and restore trust in our city government by holding the City accountable for its actions.”

In her announcement, Nelson touts her small business experience, “strong environmental credentials,” and “a long track record of community engagement and advocacy.”

Nelson was part of the field in 2017 challenging for the Position 9 seat ultimately claimed by Lorena González.

González is positioned as the current frontrunner to lead the city after announcing the start of her campaign for mayor Wednesday leaving the race for Position 9 wide open.

Citywide Position 8 is also on the ballot this year. Incumbent Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda is seeking her second term.

You can learn more about Nelson at saraforcitycouncil.com.


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Russ
Russ
3 months ago

Donated

Coco
Coco
3 months ago

Sounds great! Thank god a change from our current council and there negative impact to Seattle’s quality of like. Fix the roads, schools, crime, parks! Sound good?

Darryl Turner
Darryl Turner
3 months ago

YES PLEASE. We have enough activism on the city council. How about someone who is successful managing people and systems? Weird concept, I know.

Central Districtite
Central Districtite
3 months ago

her website is a buzzword salad for Seattle’s comfortable conservatives wing. Hard pass

AngryModerate
AngryModerate
3 months ago

Must be the word accountability that bothers you. I know it makes both the far left and right uncomfortable. The rest of us live in reality.

CD Neighbor
CD Neighbor
3 months ago

Yeah…. because environmentalist, transportation infrastructure, small businesses, and libraries are sooooooooo much right wing buzzwords. Clue – just because you aren’t a Marxist doesn’t mean you are conservative…..

CHqueer
CHqueer
3 months ago

It would be amazing to have a thoughtful individual on the council that is interested in legislating to make this a world class city rather than just virtue signaling, grandstanding and throwing no bid contracts to activists.

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3 months ago

Pedersen 2!

RWK
RWK
3 months ago

A strong moderate is just what we need more of on the City Council. I’ll probably be voting for her.

The Ghostt Of Capitol Hill
The Ghostt Of Capitol Hill
3 months ago

Booooo.. American’s love to mix business and government. Get back to work and leave policy to the people!

Yes, please
Yes, please
3 months ago

A person that actually built something and has to navigate all the city regs? Yes.

FunFella13
FunFella13
3 months ago

If two city-wide seats are up in the same year, how does one choose which to run for? I had this same question regarding Georgia’s Senatorial election this year.

CHqueer
CHqueer
3 months ago
Reply to  FunFella13

I was wondering the same thing. We need another strong candidate to remove Theresa Mosqueda from office. Like Gonzales she bears a lot of responsibility for the post-apocalyptic conditions in the city.

James T.
James T.
3 months ago

No thanks. Another corporate candidate. Please anyone but a business person.

A. J.
A. J.
3 months ago

Is she still against the $15 minimum wage, secure scheduling, progressive taxation, affordable housing, and any progressive legislation that inconveniences Seattle’s wealthiest citizens, while supporting sweeps of the most vulnerable? We don’t need more Chamber candidates, Durkan has been a disaster. I stopped buying her beer because she is an evil turd, can’t wait for her to spend a bunch of money and lose again for being on the wrong side of everything.