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Council District No. 3

Joy Hollingsworth

Joy Hollingsworth



(206) 698-2680

Education: Master of Education, University of Washington; Bachelor of Arts, University of Arizona
Occupation: Food Access Network, Northwest Harvest; Director of Operations, Hollingsworth Farms

My roots run deep in District 3. I’m a nonprofit food access leader, small business owner, and third generation Central District neighbor. I’m also a community connector, problem solver, and optimist. These are the perspectives - along with needed LGBTQIA+ representation – I’ll bring to City Council where I'll build coalitions, provide tangible goals to measure progress, and amplify voices that have been historically excluded from policymaking. 


Community safety rooted in solutions that reduce crime, prevent gun violence, keep our youth safe, and connect vulnerable people to care – not jail. I’ll prioritize crisis response teams, and improve fire, EMT and police staffing to keep communities safe and reduce response times. 


Affordable housing for all income levels, from students and young families to seniors, including the expansion of emergency shelter and permanent supportive and transitional housing. I’ll promote housing affordability, workforce housing, address impacts of displacement and gentrification, and provide opportunities for first-time homebuyers and family housing options. 


Healthy communities for current neighbors and future generations with thriving local businesses that anchor our neighborhoods and create jobs; affordable childcare and wraparound services; investments in parks, playfields, libraries, and community centers; and climate action centered in equity and justice. 


Inspired by my family of public school educators, public servants, and civil rights leaders, I’ve dedicated myself to service and driving equitable policy. With your support, I will focus on solutions and treat all with respect. 


Proudly endorsed: 37th LD and Metropolitan Democrats, LGBTQ Victory Fund, UFCW 3000, LiUNA, Iron Workers, Sage Leaders, Mayor Bruce Harrell, State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, former County Councilmember Larry Gossett, Colleen Echohawk, Dr. Harriet Walden, Andrea Caupain, Seattle Times, and 100+ community leaders, small business owners, housing, youth, climate advocates. “An excellent choice” - Fuse Progressive Voter Guide; Moms Demand Action approved “Gun Sense Candidate”

Alex Hudson

Alex Hudson

401 2ND AVE S STE 303


(206) 682-7328

Education: BA in Political Science, Minors in Sociology and Economics, Western Washington University - 2007
Occupation: Executive Director, Transportation Choices Coalition, First Hill Neighborhood Association (former)

I’m a progressive urbanist with a proven record of finding common ground, solving problems, and delivering results. I’ve already created positive changes in housing and transit, reforming enforcement and improving neighborhoods.


I led First Hill’s neighborhood association, where we welcomed affordable housing, safer transportation, improved parks, and increased livability. As Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition I secured transformative transportation investments, expanded light rail and bus service, and made transit free for youth.


On the Council, I’ll be progressive – and effective. Which is why the Stranger, PubliCola and the Urbanist endorsed me: “Hudson inarguably boasts the broadest and deepest technical knowledge of the housing and transportation issues that will come before the council… she knows how City Hall works…”wrote The Stranger. PubliCola added, “Hudson is the most qualified candidate for any of this year’s open seats, blowing the rest of the field away…”


I offer substantive, constructive solutions to complicated problems like homelessness, public safety, and affordability. We can build more housing, care for vulnerable neighbors, and keep everyone safe. I understand how to make progress on our challenges. I’ve released extensive policy agendas and bring bold, sensible solutions to the table. 


A first-generation college graduate, First Hill renter, public school parent, and transit rider, I was named one of “Seattle’s Most Influential People” in 2015 by Seattle Magazine. I serve on the board of a major affordable housing non-profit and the Freeway Park Association. I’m endorsed by the Stranger, the Urbanist, PubliCola, Sierra Club, labor unions, progressive organizations, and community leaders.


I’m committed to listening, problem-solving, and making life better for us all. I‘ll hit the ground running and get Seattle on track to reach our full potential. It'd be an honor to serve you. I ask for your vote.

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