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

South Seattle Emerald
City of seattle announces $55.8 million in new affordable housing projects, including partnerships with black church housing nonprofits

In an online news conference on Tuesday, the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing announced a new round of $55.8 million in affordable rental and owned housing that would create 840 new units, putting the City on track to either approve or start construction on a record $115.8 million worth of new affordable housing in 2020. The funds, which in total will create 1,430 units in projects across the city, include $62.58 million from a 2016 voter-approved housing levy, $5 … Read More

South Seattle Emerald
Opinion: how we can build equity and economic recovery in seattle’s 2021 budget

The Seattle City Council’s fall budget process this year will be vastly different in many ways, as this moment demands elected leaders to step up and address a multitude of overlapping crises that are presenting themselves at once: an ongoing public health emergency that is COVID-19, a racial reckoning calling for investments in true community safety and long-term systemic change, a climate crisis made palpable by weeks of choking wildfire smoke, and we’re still in the midst of an affordable … Read More
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Teresa Mosqueda

Thank you Nicole Thomas-Kennedy for Seattle City Attorney for your endorsement and your commitment to #community-led safety! Seattle, let’s vote for truly transformative policies this November 💪🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Nicole Thomas-Kennedy for Seattle City Attorney for your endorsement and your commitment to #community-led safety! Seattle, let’s vote for truly transformative policies this November 💪🏽
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Teresa Mosqueda

Unfortunately, our #DoorKnockTheBlock THIS Saturday (9/25) at Soundview Playfield has been postponed BUT you can head to TeamTeresa.org/events to join us for the many upcoming walks we have planned. See you out there in October, #TeamTeresa 👋🏽💜 ... See MoreSee Less

Unfortunately, our #DoorKnockTheBlock THIS Saturday (9/25) at Soundview Playfield has been postponed BUT you can head to TeamTeresa.org/events to join us for the many upcoming walks we have planned. See you out there in October, #TeamTeresa 👋🏽💜
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Thank you @ntk4justice for your endorsement and your commitment to #community-led safety! Seattle, let’s vote for truly transformative policies this November 💪🏽
Unfortunately, our #DoorKnockTheBlock THIS Saturday (9/25) at Soundview Playfield has been postponed BUT you can head to TeamTeresa.org/events to join us for the many upcoming walks we have planned. See you out there in October, #TeamTeresa 👋🏽💜
Standing in solidarity with the @nwcarpenters as they fight for #fair and #livable wages in the cities they’ve built!

I will keep fighting to support you with public policy from the city that addresses parking, housing, and congestion.
Are you committed to bringing core progressive values to City Hall? Then join #TeamTeresa for #DoorKnockTheBlock THIS Saturday at Soundview Playfield to talk to neighbors about our people-powered progressive campaign 💜💪🏽 sign up at TeamTeresa.org/36th
Our region prides itself on our #maritime industry and the outstanding work of our #sailors. I thank you all for your contributions to the prosperity of our city and I am honored to earn your sole endorsement, Sailors’ Union of the Pacific!
Thank you to the @fremontchamber for inviting me to the Pacific Fisherman Shipyard to discuss the importance of good #LivingWage jobs in Seattle, supporting the growth of the #maritime industry right here in Ballard, and creating #housing to address the most pressing City issues.