2017 SHSC Candidates Forum Online Survey Questions 

Our Candidates Forum will take place on September 20th and all City of Seattle candidates are invited. Click here for more details. 

  1. For which position are you running?
  2. What do you know about the unmet basic human needs in the district you would represent? 
  3. How has racism affected your life? 
  4. What strategies do you see as the most promising to create and preserve affordable housing in Seattle? What steps would you take to make those things happen? 
  5. What strategies do you see as the most promising to create and preserve affordable housing for marginalized populations in their traditional Seattle neighborhoods? What steps would you take to make those things happen?
  6. Describe how you would represent your constituents to ensure there is a pathway to emergency food services for all who need it. What policies and investments would you support so that residents across Seattle and King County, have equal access to adequate, culturally-appropriate, healthy food? 
  7. What do you see as government's role in preventing and responding to domestic violence, sexual assault, and commercial sexual exploitation?
  8. The number of people experiencing homelessness in Seattle and King County is increasing and local, county, state, and federal resources must increase in order for us to help and house people. How will you ensure that your role, as one of many local elected officials, supports a robust regional response to homelessness? 
  9. The population of Seattle and King County, is growing at one of the fastest rates of any city in the country, bringing more families. How can the City of Seattle and King County build capacity to serve the early learning, expanded learning and child care needs for the growing number of children in this increasingly costly environment?
  10. What are your ideas for how the city and county can insure a built environment that supports people who are older and or living with disabilities? 
  11. What do you know about the immigrants & refugees who reside and work in the district you would represent? What are the top two barriers to their success in the US? What policies or strategies can the City of Seattle and King County put in place, or enhance, to remove these barriers?