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ELECTION: 43rd Dems endorsed candidates night, homelessness forum in 37th

As ballots for the November 8th election are hitting King County mailboxes, Tuesday night events will give voters in Central Seattle time with candidates in some key races and some ideas about important issues up for vote. Which event you choose might come down to whether you live above or below E Madison.

In the state’s 43rd Legislative District representing a swath of Seattle from Capitol Hill into the University District, a slate of endorsed candidates and causes is scheduled for time at the microphone in the monthly meeting of the 43rd LD Democrats:

We’ve got a slate of our endorsed candidates coming to our 43rd Democrats meeting tonight. Join us to hear from them, as well as representatives for ballot measures we’ve endorsed. We’ll hear from at least the following:

  • 43rd State Representative Nicole Macri
  • 43rd State Representative Frank Chopp
  • Seattle Municipal Judge Damon Shadid
  • Seattle Municipal Judge Candidate Pooja Vadaddi
  • King County Prosecutor Candidate Leesa Manion
  • Seattle Proposition 1 – Ranked Choice Voting
  • King County Charter Amendment 1 – Even Year Elections

We’ll also hear about Emerge Washington‘s work to encourage Democratic Women to run for office and from the campaign for universal healthcare in Washington.

The full agenda is linked here.

Our meeting is TONIGHT at 7pm.
Click here to register.

Many of our area’s incumbent leaders won’t face a contest. CHS reported here on the  Democratic leaders in Capitol Hill’s state legislative district running unopposed this year in the area’s liberal stronghold. There will also not be a single Republican in the races to lead the state district that includes the fast growing core of Capitol Hill around Pike/Pine and Broadway, the wealthier neighborhoods of North Capitol Hill, and some of the wealthiest enclaves in the city including the gated Broadmoor community, in addition to the core areas of north-of-the-Cut areas Fremont, Wallingford, and Ravenna. Meanwhile, the area where Kshama Sawant rose to power did not produce any challengers from the left, either.

Meanwhile, Tuesday night will bring a candidate forum on homelessness in the contest to lead the 37th District to the 43rd’s south representing the Central District and South Seattle:

On Tuesday, October 18 at 6pm, We Are In will convene local candidates for its second annual Virtual Candidate Forum on Homelessness and Housing in King County. Candidates for the open seat House races in the 37th and 46th legislative districts will go head-to-head in a debate format moderated by Scott Greenstone of KNKX, discussing issues of homelessness and affordable housing in our region.




WHAT: Virtual Candidate Forum on Homelessness and Housing in King County Featuring Candidates for the 37th and 46th Legislative Districts



  • 37th LD: Tuesday, October 18, 6:00-6:30 pm

  • 46th LD: Tuesday, October 18, 7:00-7:30 pm


WHERE: Zoom, register HERE



  • Scott Greenstone (KNKX)

  • Emijah Smith (37th LD)

  • Chipalo Street (37th LD)

  • Darya Farivar (46th LD)

  • Lelach Rave (46th LD)

While the decisions in the 43rd will be focused on Seattle races like municipal judge positions and big questions at the county level including selecting a new King County Prosecutor,from between prosecutor’s office veteran Leesa Manion and law and order focused Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, new midterm energy for area voters may come in the federal Senate race where the battle between incumbent and longtime Democratic leader Patty Murray and her MAGA friendly Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley suddenly became very local.

You can find the latest CHS Elections coverage here.


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