Turning Hate into Hope

Friends, Like many Americans I began Wednesday, January 6th in good spirits: Progressive Democrats won both special elections in Georgia due to the hard work of incredible Black women who organized and mobilized. In Washington, DC Mitch McConnell will lose his ability to block critical legislation — and stack our courts — and Congress was … Continued

My Northwest
Teresa Mosqueda to run for reelection to Seattle council, won’t pursue mayoral campaign

Teresa Mosqueda announced Wednesday that she intends to run for reelection to her at-large Seattle City Council position in 2021, rather than pursue a mayoral campaign. Speculating on potential candidates for Seattle’s 2021 mayoral race Mosqueda had long been rumored as a potential candidate to replace outgoing Mayor Jenny Durkan, who had announced in December that she wouldn’t be pursuing a second term herself. Even with a potentially open path to the mayor’s office, Mosqueda — who chairs the council’s budget … Read More

Capitol Hill Blog
Popular on Capitol Hill — and possible mother of the Pike/Pine ‘superblock,’ Mosqueda says she’ll run to keep seat on City Council — not join race for mayor

After leading Seattle through a sometimes fractious effort to begin the process of redirecting the city’s budget from policing to social and community spending in the midst of a summer of Black Lives Matter protests, citywide City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda announced Wednesday she will seek to retain her seat at City Hall in November’s election ending speculation of a possible run for mayor. “As we turn the page on a tumultuous period for our City and nation, we need leaders who can bring people … Read More

West Seattle Blog
Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda running for re-election

Though some speculated she might run for mayor, West Seattle-residing City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda has decided to run for re-election instead. Mosqueda has moved to North Delridge since her 2017 election to Position 8, one of two at-large (citywide) seats on the council. She was in the spotlight last year for multiple reasons, including as the council’s budget chair, and as sponsor of the “JumpStart” tax, as well as workers-rights issues. The early-morning news release announcing her candidacy quotes her as saying, “There … Read More

Crosscut
Teresa Mosqueda will seek reelection, not Seattle mayor’s office

Teresa Mosqueda will run for a second term as a citywide representative on the Seattle City Council, shutting the door on long-simmering rumors that she would seek the mayor’s office next year and officially kicking off Seattle's 2021 election cycle. Mosqueda's first term was defined by her advocacy for new taxes on large businesses, rights for domestic workers and, more recently, a new system of public safety. In a second term, she said in an interview, she wants to lead the … Read More

Teresa Mosqueda will run for reelection to Seattle City Council, nixing mayoral speculation

Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda will seek a second term on the council, she announced Wednesday. Mosqueda’s reelection bid, to her citywide seat, means she will not run for mayor. Mosqueda’s name had popped up in conversations about potential candidates to succeed Mayor Jenny Durkan, who is not seeking reelection. A post to Mosqueda’s campaign website says she will seek reelection, calling her a “Leader for rights of workers and champion for affordable housing.” In an interview Wednesday morning, Mosqueda said the … Read More

South Seattle Emerald
Teresa Mosqueda to Seek City Council Reelection, Not Mayoral Run

Ending speculations of a potential run for Mayor, Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda announced on Wednesday morning that she will be running for reelection to a City Council position. “As we turn the page on a tumultuous period for our city and nation, we need leaders who can bring people together to solve complex problems,” said Mosqueda in a press release. “My team and I have led on major policy initiatives and delivered impactful change by creating diverse coalitions. There … Read More

The Seattle Times
Struggling small restaurants defend JumpStart tax after Seattle chamber files lawsuit

The tax, which was dubbed “JumpStart” by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, was billed as a way to help Seattle recover from COVID-19 and to build a fairer economy. It is expected to raise more than $200 million in 2021 and starting in 2022 is intended to fund affordable housing, community-led development, local business assistance and Green New Deal investments. … Read More

Westside Seattle
$5 million in new grants to support small businesses for pandemic relief passed by City Council

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City Council President M. Lorena González, and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda today celebrated the City Council’s unanimous vote to provide a new $5 million relief package to support small businesses and workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to recent statewide restrictions needed to slow the surge of COVID-19, the $5 million will be directed toward small businesses and workers in the hospitality industry. $2.5 million will go to restaurants and bars, and $2.5 million will … Read More
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Estela Ortega’s work at El Centro de la Raza empowers across intersections of race, incomes, & gender— she is a leader in equitable community building. I am committed to work toward her vision of community & I am beyond proud to do so with her support in my race for city council! ... See MoreSee Less

Estela Ortega’s work at El Centro de la Raza empowers across intersections of race, incomes, & gender— she is a leader in equitable community building. I am committed to work toward her vision of community & I am beyond proud to do so with her support in my race for city council!
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@estela.ortega.79’s work at El Centro de la Raza empowers across intersections of race, incomes, & gender— she is a leader in equitable community building. I am committed to work toward her vision of community & I am beyond proud to do so with her support in my race for city council!
I’m honored to have Dr. Ben Danielson’s support as we fight to address #racism, health equity and the social determinants of health. Thousands signed on supporting his demand for #healthequity and #racialjustice here in Seattle, and across our health systems. We need action NOW✊🏾

He says it best in his @southseattleemerald piece: "I believe we have an obligation, no matter how tired we are, no matter how much we fear putting our careers at risk, no matter our sense of historic complicity, to act right now, in this moment, to make the right decisions and make the right kind of noise even when it feels hardest. This is our time of reckoning for racism. 

What are you willing to do?"
I stand with Dr. Ben Danielson. There is no place for racism in any system, especially healthcare. We must demand accountability and action. Thank you Dr. Ben for demanding change by leading on health and racial justice.
Join Us! #TeamTeresa has officially launched for re-election for Seattle City Council and we’re already half way though qualifying for Democracy Vouchers, with almost 150 early endorsers! Join the Team at TeamTeresa.org TODAY💪🏽
@bobferguson4wa reputation is built around #accountability. His leadership and victories holding the Trump Administration and powerful special interests accountable show his enduring commitment to #justice. I’m beyond honored to have his support in this race!
I am incredibly proud to have @pramilajayapal’s endorsment for City Council! She is fighting for a future that prioritizes #justice, #equity & #workersrights. I will seek to follow her leadership efforts in #Seattle! Thank you Congresswoman Jayapal!