We’re hiring Seattle’s next mayor — shouldn’t we interview the applicants?

We are Working Washington

We, the people of Seattle, are hiring a new mayor and two City Council members. Working Washington wants your help interviewing them for the jobs.

Tell us what to ask the candidates in their “job interviews.”

Workers need to know as much as we can about all the candidates before we vote — and we’re looking at some crowded races. As the Seattle Times put it, “the once-drowsy Seattle mayor race has become a mind-boggling free-for-all with more than a dozen serious candidates.” Plus, there are 15 candidates for two City Council positions.

Running Seattle is a big job — and since we’re the ones hiring for it, we want a chance to interview the candidates. We should all get to ask candidates about the issues that are most important to us, and find out who is going to hear what Seattle workers have to say.

What do you want to ask Seattle’s mayor and City Council candidates?

Your questions will help us give the candidates a “job interview” before the primary. We’ll be in touch soon with more details.

Thanks for your help,
Emily, Working Washington

Source: With Ed Murray out, ho-hum Seattle mayoral race now a free-for-all, Seattle Times, 5/14/2017