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Council District No. 5

Cathy Moore

Cathy Moore

PO BOX 27601


(206) 483-7417

Education: JD, Albany Law School; BA, SUNY Binghamton
Occupation: King County Superior Court Judge (ret.), Legal Counsel Small Business

District 5 needs an experienced leader in City Hall focused on safety, housing, and affordability. As a former King County Superior Court judge, public defender (SEIU 925), and Seattle Human Rights Commission Chair, I’ve tackled tough issues, partnered with first responders, service providers, and community leaders to improve safety, services, and accountability. I bring proven experience making and upholding laws, advocating for marginalized individuals, and reforming broken systems.


As a mother of Ingraham and Nathan Hale graduates, a long-time renter, mother’s caregiver, and small business owner, I know firsthand the challenges facing many in our community. On the Council, I’ll prioritize policies and equitable investments that build a healthy, thriving, and welcoming community for all.


Safety & Healthy Communities: I am the D5 candidate who supports Mayor Harrell’s plan of hiring more Seattle police officers as well as instituting a robust civilian responder program. I’ll advocate for D5-specific mental health and substance abuse treatment resources. I’ll champion gun violence prevention and intervention efforts, particularly in and around schools. And hold firm on police accountability measures. 


Housing & Homelessness: I support dense, equitable, and environmentally sound development of the Aurora Corridor, 130th St Station, Northgate, and Lake City, along with workforce housing. I’ll work for 24/7 shelter access, more tiny homes/RV spaces, and permanent supportive housing. 


Neighborhood Priorities: I’ll work for comprehensive bus service, bike routes, and sidewalks. I’ll champion a new Lake City Community Center, and be a voice for local small businesses, particularly immigrant, minority, and women-owned.


Endorsed: Mayor Bruce Harrell; Executive Dow Constantine; 46th LD Rep. Gerry Pollet; Senator David Frockt (fmr.); Reps. Cindy Ryu, Chris Stearns; 32nd Democrats; National Women's Political Caucus; Moms Demand Action “Gun Sense Candidate;” “Cathy Moore will eschew ideological debates and hit the ground running for District 5 residents.” - The Seattle Times

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ChrisTiana ObeySumner

PO BOX 23037


(425) 499-3476

Education: Master of Public Administration, Master of Nonprofit Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Seattle University
Occupation: Principal Social Equity Consultant & CEO, Epiphanies of Equity, LLC

I am running to promote upstream solutions that deliver effective, collective, and sustainable results. I’m determined to help mend our policy systems to be more interconnected. If elected, I will assure that city government centers and amplifies the needs and voices of the community. Together, we’ll make sure Seattle works better for All people in our city.


From direct social and housing service work to social equity and policy advocacy consulting, I've advocated alongside hundreds of community members and helped bring transformative change to over 200 organizations and government agencies throughout my career.


Additionally, I am the former co-chair of the Seattle Disability Commission and Renters Commission, a board member of BASE: Building Art Space Equitably and UW CREATE, and a member of Transit Riders Union and Green Party WA.


To find sustainable solutions to persistent problems, we must start with policies and systems as root causes of inequity. We must enact pragmatic policies for sustainable solutions for accessible and affordable housing, increased wage parity, and improved working conditions for working families; Achieving multiple pathways toward shared goals around community safety; Improved multimodal transportation systems focused on pedestrian safety; Small business support focused on economic recovery and growth; Fixing infrastructure gaps throughout our city; Disability Justice and Intersectional Civic Empowerment.


My policy change background includes co-organizing the passage of one of the nation's first bans of sub-minimum wage; successfully advocating for the adoption of Disability Justice principles at the Seattle Office of Civil Rights; co-organizing the fight for rent control, resulting in the six-month advance notice legislation passed by the council; and endorsing the Jumpstart Tax as a small business owner. 


We can find collective, effective, and sustainable policy solutions that get to the heart of the issues facing our district. I humbly ask for your vote.

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