Seattle City Council candidates debate in South Lake Union

PhotoSOUTH LAKE UNION – Sally Bagshaw (left), who is vying for the new District 7 city council position along with Deborah Zech-Artis (center), makes a point during Thursday’s Seattle City Council Candidate Forum in South Lake Union as moderator C.R. Douglas of Q13 FOX looks on. Along with the District 7 candidates, the forum hosted by the South Lake Union Community Council and South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce, included Bill Bradburd, who is vying for the city-wide District 9 position, and Jon Grant a candidate for the other city-wide position in District 8.

Lorena González (District 9) and Tim Burgess (District 8), who had been scheduled to participate, were unable to attend.

“Our city and the South Lake Union neighborhood are faced with a number of important issues as we grow and look to improve our transportation infrastructure,” said South Lake Union Community Council board member John Pehrson, chair of the planning committee for the forum at the 415 Westlake events venue. “We had plenty of good and interesting questions from the audience. Our candidates did a terrific job.”

The candidate forum was among nine forums and debates taking place throughout the City of Seattle that are listed by the Seattle City Club leading up to the November elections.

About The South Lake Union Community Council The recognized South Lake Union neighborhood leadership organization by the City of Seattle, the South Lake Union Community Council is the steward of the SLU neighborhood plan and collaboratively with community stakeholders authored the SLU Urban Design Framework and the SLU / Uptown Mobility Plan. The South Lake Union Community Council meets monthly (4 – 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month) at the Museum of History and Industry in South Lake Union. To learn more visit

About the South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce The SLU Chamber was formed to drive, expand and preserve the economic, civic and cultural development of the South Lake Union area for the prosperity of its people.  To learn more visit