Ballard District Council and Ballard Alliance invited candidates for City Council, Mayor and City Attorney to submit video statements speaking directly to Ballard voters, to help inform your decisions for the August 3 summer primary election.
Click on the links below to hear from each candidate who responded.
King County Elections will begin mailing ballots to voters on July 16 and they are due back by Tuesday, August 3. The Ballard drop box is the busiest in the county! Please encourage other Ballardites to view and share these links. We will add more links if additional videos are submitted as July unfolds.
Mayoral candidates talk to Ballard …
- Bruce Harrell
- Lorena Gonzalez
- Casey Sixkiller
- Colleen Echohawk
- Lance Randall
- Jessyn Farrell
- Clinton Lee Bliss
- Henry Clay Dennison
- Andrew Grant Houston
- Art Langlie
- Don Rivers
City Council Position 8 candidates talk to Ballard …
- Brian Fahey
- Jordan Elizabeth Fisher
- Paul Glumaz
- David Ishii
- Jesse James
- Kate Martin
- Bobby Lindsey Miller
- Teresa Mosqueda
- Kaia Lisbeth Persson
- Alex Tsimerman
- Kenneth Wilson
City Council Position 9 candidates talk to Ballard …
- Claire Grant
- Xtian Gunther
- Isabelle Kerner
- Lindsay McHaffie
- Sara Nelson
- Nikkita Oliver
- Brianna Thomas
- Rebecca Williamson
City Attorney candidates talk to Ballard …
Key Issues & Themes
Following are topics we included in our invitation to candidates, letting them know just a few of the things on Ballard voters’ radar …
- Neighborhood growth – Ballard’s population continues to boom and Crown Hill is beginning a transformation with a major upzone. Housing affordability and displacement are ongoing concerns.
- Public safety – Persistent property crime and street disorder, slow 911 responses, addiction and behavioral health needs.
- Small businesses – Our corner of the city takes pride in the thriving variety of local independent stores, restaurants/bars/breweries, and service and trade businesses.
- Homelessness – Ballard has become a hub of services and “best practice” solutions, yet there’s no coordinated, visible improvement of unsheltered homelessness and crisis response.
- Industrial maritime – This unique engine in our local economy is a strong part of our history and our future, and needs engaged advocacy to continue thriving.
- Transportation – We’ve got a long wait for Sound Transit to make it our way by the 2030s, Ballard Bridge needs repair/replacement, swaths of our neighborhood have zero bus service, and many desire safer bike/pedestrian infrastructure.
Fall Candidate Forums
- 7pm Wednesday, Sept 22 — City Council Positions 8 & 9
- 7pm Wednesday, Oct 13 — Mayor & City Attorney
The fall General Election is Tuesday, November 2.