Seattle Candidate Filing Deadline Has Passed. Who’s Running?

Jun 21, 2021
Written by wpengine

Now that we’ve passed the May 21st candidate filing deadline, the field of candidates for Seattle citywide offices is now clear.

A total of 15 candidates filed for Seattle Mayor, including several who are considered serious candidates:

  • Council President Lorena Gonzalez
  • Colleen Echohawk, the former executive director of the Chief Seattle Club
  • Andrew Grant Houston, architect and housing advocate
  • Bruce Harrell, former Seattle Councilmember
  • Jessyn Farrell, a former state legislator who ran four years ago
  • Casey Sixkiller, Deputy Mayor

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda drew 10 challengers in her bid to win reelection to Council Position 8. While Councilmember Mosqueda has raised over $140,000, none of her opponents have yet hit the $5,000 mark.

In the open Position 9 race (the seat Council President Gonzalez left to run for mayor), seven candidates filed to run. Based on their fundraising success, the leading candidates are:

  • Sara Nelson, co-founder of Fremont Brewing and a former Council staffer
  • Nikkita Oliver, a 2017 mayoral candidate and attorney
  • Brianna Thomas, legislative aide to Council President Gonzalez

City Attorney Pete Holmes drew two challengers in his bid to win a fourth term.

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