South Seattle Emerald
OPINION | Seattle’s Crucial Choice: Appointing the Most Important City Councilmember

by Sharon Maeda Once in a while, a Seattle City Councilmember resigns before their term is up. When Teresa Mosqueda was elected to the King County Council in November, it triggered a vacancy. What is different today is that her replacement will be appointed by eight council members, five of whom will have been in office 20 days or less! We can only hope that they have the wisdom and ethics to find someone with Mosqueda’s kind of commitment and … Read More

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda reflects on Seattle’s past, and looks to King County’s future

Few people have made as big an impact on Seattle politics in recent years as outgoing City Councilmember and incoming King County Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda. Mosqueda was first elected to a citywide position on Seattle’s City Council in 2017. She came out of organized labor, as a former campaign director at the AFL-CIO. She was part of a progressive wing on the City Council that pushed for taxing big business and expanding worker protections. She was also a part of … Read More

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Woodard and Rogneby ahead in school board races; Mosqueda wins council race

Martha Woodard and Juniper Rogneby are ahead in their contested school board races, and Teresa Mosqueda has won the race for County Council District 8. Those are the takeaways from the general election so far on Vashon. Results will continue trickling in from King County throughout the week, and this article will be updated periodically. … Read More

Councilmember Mosqueda on Election Night Results

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexis Mansanarez, Campaign Manager, 253-709-4847 Erin Schultz, NWP Consulting, 323-384-8683 “There is so much to celebrate across our region with tonight’s results. We’re thrilled to see … Continued

The Seattle Times
Council budget chair would restore restrictions to JumpStart spending

Seattle City Council budget chair Teresa Mosqueda pushed back on Mayor Bruce Harrell’s proposed JumpStart spending Friday, restoring nearly $20 million to the original spending plan compared to the mayor’s proposal. In the annual balancing package — an initial set of City Council amendments introduced in response to the mayor’s proposed budget — Mosqueda denied proposals from Harrell that would loosen restrictions on how revenue from the JumpStart payroll tax is spent. JumpStart, a payroll tax on top salaries at the city’s … Read More
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