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Council District No. 6

Dan Strauss

Dan Strauss

PO BOX 15855


Education: Bachelor of Arts, Politcal Science, Whittier College; Master of Public Administration, University of Oregon
Occupation: Working for the residents of District 6

I’m running for reelection because the status quo is not good enough. Working with Mayor Harrell, I’ve prioritized moving homeless people from parks and sidewalks to housing without sweeps, making our communities safer, and building more affordable housing. I work at my district office and hold weekly office hours to hear from you directly.


Public Safety: Yes, “defund the police” was a mistake. I’ve supported fully funding the police staffing and hiring plans every year, created a public safety coordinator in Ballard, increased Harbor Patrol, and funded Mobile Crisis teams. I’ll continue fully funding the police and working to make policing better and safer.


Homelessness: I resolved the Woodland Park and Ballard Commons encampments without sweeps, expanded outreach teams working with people living in cars, and created neighborhood-based homelessness response teams. We need to expand our efforts to get homeless people into housing, build and buy permanent housing, and push regional partners to act faster.


Housing: I cut red tape to build housing faster and launched audits on our permitting process. I reduced eviction threats for tenants while ensuring landlords are made whole. We must increase the stock of family-size units so people of all income levels can afford it here.


Raised in District 6, I’m committed to our community’s success. I want to raise my kids in a neighborhood that is safer than the one I grew up in. I’ve dedicated my life to public service, serving with AmeriCorps and working to combat gun violence. I’ve delivered for our city by bringing people together to find common ground. Things are better, but better's not good enough. 


I ask for your vote to keep the momentum. Endorsed by MLK Labor Council, Seattle Building Trades, 36th and 46th Democrats, UFCW 3000, Mayor Harrell, and AG Bob Ferguson.

Pete Hanning

Pete Hanning

401 2ND AVE S STE 303


(206) 682-7328



Education: Franklin High School. Attended Shoreline Community College
Occupation: Executive Director, Fremont Chamber of Commerce. Former owner, Red Door.

Seattle is a beautiful city with a lot going for it. That said, the incumbent City Council has hindered our progress by focusing on divisive, performative politics. Seattle City Council should focus on addressing critical issues. Our city is at a crossroads. It is imperative that we elect a pragmatic Council, committed to real solutions for addressing homelessness and public safety.


I love Seattle. I grew up here and ran Fremont’s iconic Red Door for two decades. Now, I serve as Executive Director of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, working on issues for small businesses and neighbors. I understand the critical ground-level needs in our neighborhoods. I’ll take bold steps to improve Seattle. Simply put, Seattle deserves better leadership.

My priorities are clear:

Community Safety: The incumbent City Council needs to be held accountable for their vocal support to defund the police. We need a council that makes responsible decisions, even in difficult situations. I’ll focus on restoring police staffing levels, and I’ll push for alternative first responders for situations that don’t require armed interventions.


Housing & Homelessness: The homelessness crisis demands swift and effective action. Our incumbent City Council has failed to act on this urgent issue. Short-term, we need to increase shelter availability, establish additional tiny home villages, and improve mental health and drug treatment services. In the long run, we must expand housing options and expedite the permitting process. We need to act urgently to provide much-needed support for our most vulnerable citizens.


Our current city council can’t be trusted to make the tough decisions necessary to keep us moving forward. I’m running because we need a more pragmatic, problem-solving approach to shape Seattle’s shared future. Endorsed: Seattle Times and hundreds of your neighbors who want change. I’m Pete Hanning, and I ask for your vote. 

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