The Seattle Education Association is proud to endorse the following candidates:
City of Seattle
- City Council District 1 – Lisa Herbold http://district1forherbold.org/
WEA*PAC Endorsement: Councilwoman Herbold impressed us as being very strong on public housing, with many policies in mind to address supply side. She wants to provide the SPS Board of Directors with funds to make more efficient use of under-utilized spaces. She expressed absolute opposition to the youth jail and has contacted the SPS BOD regarding disproportionate discipline. She also previously staffed passage of “don’t ask” legislation for Seattle Police Department officers, preventing them from inquiring about immigration status in the course of their duties.
- City Council District 2 – Tammy Morales https://www.votefortammy.com/
WEA*PAC Endorsement: Ms. Morales wants to increase pace of production of affordable housing, as well stop selling existing property. She has a long history of support for immigrant families, nurses and other care services. She wants to establish a cross-council with the SPS Board of Directors and involve SEA regularly.
- City Council District 3 – Kshama Sawant https://www.kshamasawant.org
WEA*PAC Endorsement: Councilmember Sawant has been a strong labor ally with us, showing up on our picket lines and at many SEA events. We are inspired by her transformative vision for a more affordable city for the working people of Seattle.
- City Council District 4 - Emily Myers https://emilyforseattle.com
WEA*PAC Endorsement: Ms. Myers wants to rezone single-use zoning for multifamily units, calling for rent control in Olympia, saying during our interview that "housing should be a public right akin to electricity. She would plan and join in collective actions with SEA and would work closely with advocates. She stated that funding for the new youth jail is not equitable or just, and stated that appropriate mental health staffing is needed at buildings to support students. She has worked closely with Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network and UW Center for Human Rights to expose officer coordination with ICE.
- City Council District 5 - Debora Juarez https://www.seattle.gov/council/juarez
WEA*PAC Endorsement: Councilwoman Juarez stated that a regional approach to housing requires efforts with King County to create public development authority for housing. She has attempted to work with SPS to maximize revenue streams and wants to do so in the future. She also claimed that the state of the existing youth jail is “unconscionable” and needed to be replaced. She recommended that money should be routed to schools to work with expert teachers on mental health issues. She has also filed writs of habeas corpus to end the practice of police officers coordinating with ICE.
Seattle School Board
- District 1 – Liza Rankin http://elizasrankin.com/
- District 3 – Chandra Hampson http://electchandra.org/
- District 6 – Molly Mitchell https://mitchell4schoolboard.com/