How to become Seattle's next City Council member
If you want to become the next member of the Seattle City Council, you've got a little less than a week to apply.
What's happening: The deadline to apply for a vacant seat on the nine-member council is Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5pm.
Catch up quick: Former Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda resigned her Seattle council seat earlier this week, leaving a vacancy.
- Mosqueda left to assume the King County Council seat she won in last fall's election.
- Whoever fills the City Council vacancy will join a body that is mostly newcomers — the least experienced Seattle council in more than a century.
How it works: Anyone who is a U.S. citizen and eligible to vote can apply for the council position as long as they've been a registered voter in Seattle for at least 120 days.
- You can apply by emailing a resume, cover letter and financial interest statement form to [email protected]. (Be sure to include your residential address with your application.)
- The city expects to hold a public forum with candidates sometime between Jan. 11 and Jan. 16.
- Whoever is chosen will serve for about 11 months, until a permanent council member is elected in November.
What's next: The City Council plans to vote on Mosqueda's replacement at a special meeting Jan. 23.
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