The race for the District 3 seat representing Capitol Hill, Eastlake, First Hill, Montlake, Madison Park, the Central District and the nearby at the Seattle City Council hits a new stride next week as the candidate forum season warms up.
Wednesday, a coalition of organizations advocating for development, equity, and affordability will hold its forum to hear D3 candidates Joy Hollingsworth and Alex Hudson take positions on the city’s zoning, growth, and comprehensive plan.
The Complete Communities Coalition forum will take place Wednesday, September 6th at First Hill’s First Baptist Church at 1111 Harvard Ave. Light refreshments and childcare (for ages 2+) will be provided.
CHS reported here on the geographic results from the August primary in which Hollingsworth and Hudson emerged victorious in a less polarized District 3 race with incumbent Kshama Sawant stepping away.
Hollingsworth is the more center-leaning candidate in the race with more moderate approaches to issues like police reform and social spending, the support of the mayor’s office — and the endorsement of the race’s surprising third place finisher. Hudson has taken a more progressive lane with a focus on process and consensus along with a healthy dose of urbanism shaped by her time leading the First Hill Improvement Association and the Transportation Choices Coalition.
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