Seattle City Council will make appointment to fill Councilmember Mosqueda’s position

Dec 11, 2023
Written by WR Communications


As citywide Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda moves on to the King County Council at the beginning of 2024, the Seattle City Council will begin the process of filling her position in January. Mosqueda is expected to resign from her Seattle seat on January 2, a day before she is sworn into the County Council.

Under the Seattle charter, the Council will have 20 days from the day the position is open to name a successor. To qualify for the appointment, a person must be:

  • A US citizen;
  • Eligible to vote in Washington state;
  • A Seattle resident and,
  • Registered to vote in Seattle at least 120 days before announcing their candidacy for appointment.

The appointee will serve for most of 2024. Voters will choose a person to fill the final year of her term in the November 2024 general election. Once the election winner is certified, they will be sworn in. In 2025, this Council position (along with Councilmember Sara Nelson, Mayor Bruce Harrell, and City Attorney Ann Davison) will be back on the ballot for a full term.


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