SEATTLE — In an unprecedented Seattle City Council election, we hoped to highlight the candidates in a unique way.
There are seven seats up for grabs, and instead of showing you the typical stories about why they’re running, we opted for a conversation.
KING 5’s Chris Daniels asked each candidate to give him a half-hour and to share a drink at one of their favorite locations. They chose the spot and the type of drink. The goal wasn’t necessarily to ask them all the same questions they’ve heard on the campaign trail but to show a different side of their personality. The choices and the subjects varied.
We edited the conversations chronologically for time and brevity. The segments will air weekdays between Oct. 14-31.
Debora Juarez is the incumbent council member and has support from business and labor. She’s hasn’t been afraid to talk about her district, which covers north Seattle, her legal background, or what she sees as victories under her watch. Juarez talks about District 5 redevelopment in a conversation over coffee at Kaffeeklatsch in Lake City.
Ann Davison Sattler
Ann Davison Sattler says she’s fed up with City Hall’s lack of action on issues like crime and homelessness. The one-time Sonics employee talks about the issues, sports, and more in a conversation involving protein shakes and jiu-jitsu.
Drinks with Daniels series
District 1 (West Seattle): Lisa Herbold and Phil Tavel
District 2 (South Seattle): Mark Solomon and Tammy Morales
District 3 (Central Seattle): Kshama Sawant and Egan Orion
District 4 (University District, Wallingford, and Wedgwood): Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott
District 6 (Ballard and Green Lake): Dan Strauss and Heidi Wills
District 7 (Magnolia and downtown): Andrew Lewis and Jim Pugel