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Council District No. 8

Teresa Mosqueda

Teresa Mosqueda

PO BOX 20655


(206) 643-5634

Education: Masters in Public Administration, focus in health policy, Evergreen State College; BA, University of Washington
Occupation: City Councilmember; labor champion, children’s advocate, public health policy leader

I’m running for King County Council to improve the opportunity for all residents to be safe, healthy, housed, and resilient. We can do this by expanding behavioral and public health systems and addressing root causes of crime and violence. We must also build workforce housing and invest in workers and small businesses through job training, accessible transit, and affordable childcare.


I started my career in community and public health and later worked to improve children’s health and early learning with the Children’s Alliance. At the State Labor Council, I fought for worker rights and helped lead the statewide minimum wage and sick leave initiative. On the Seattle City Council, I’ve built coalitions and delivered on progressive revenue, affordable housing, safety investments, small business support, and groundbreaking worker protections. At King County, I’ll build on this record.


Safety and health: address gun violence, behavioral health crises, and substance abuse by increasing support for upstream investments and interventions; protect victims of abuse and crime; invest in our public health and safety workforce; and implement the new Crisis Care Levy. 


Housing: improve coordination to house people in crisis without political barriers; expedite solutions and funding to grow housing; prevent displacement and sprawl; and support walkable and livable neighborhoods, helping address global warming. 


Economic opportunity: invest in childcare workers and affordability, transit workers and accessibility, job-training, and union apprenticeships to create pathways to living-wage jobs and support local businesses.


Endorsed by: U.S. Representative Jayapal; Governor Inslee;  Attorney General Ferguson; County Executive Constantine; Seattle Mayor Harrell; MLK Labor Council, SEIU, UFCW 3000, Seattle Firefighters Local 27, Seattle Building Trades; King County & 33rd, 11th, 37th, and 43rd Democrats; Pro-Choice Washington; Progreso: Latino Progress; Washington Conservation Action; WA Housing Alliance Action Fund; Women’s Political Caucus; The Stranger; Alliance for Gun Responsibility “Approved Candidate”; and more!

Sofia Aragon

Sofia Aragon

P.O. BOX 66305

BURIEN, WA 98166

(206) 327-1252

Education: BA in Economics (UW Seattle), BS in Nursing (Seattle U), Juris Doctor (Law) Loyola University-Chicago
Occupation: Mayor of Burien and WA Center for Nursing Executive Director

I’m the Mayor of Burien, a registered nurse, and experienced legislative advocate. I’m running for King County Council because our region’s leaders need to do better. King County should be a safe, healthy, and inclusive place. Unfortunately, some of our elected leaders have put political grandstanding before results. As your Councilmember, I will focus on proven, commonsense solutions on crime, homelessness, and public health.


As an immigrant child from the Philippines who grew up in south Seattle, I've seen firsthand our community’s biggest challenges. I was fortunate to have access to quality healthcare, thanks to my mom's union. Inspired by her, I chose nursing as my profession, serving a diverse community, including those experiencing homelessness and addiction. As Mayor, I take action to prevent and address drug deaths: the fastest rising numbers in the nation. On County Council, I will focus on housing and treatment services. I will push for increased accountability from our troubled Regional Homelessness Authority.


Countywide, communities are struggling with crime. This is especially true for our most economically vulnerable neighborhoods. When people call 911, they deserve a fast, effective response. I am the only candidate in this race who has consistently opposed defunding the police. As Mayor, I worked to increase law enforcement staffing. On King County Council, I will deliver both commonsense reforms and more first responders.


King County has a lot to be optimistic about. To get there, we need leadership that’s willing to take a stand for what works. You have my pledge: I’ll always put results above politics. I ask for your vote.


Endorsements: Seattle Times (sole endorsement); Governor Gary Locke; NW Women's Political Caucus; State Representatives Orwall, Gregerson, and Former State Representative Eileen Cody; Mayors of Bellevue, Normandy Park, Renton, SeaTac, and Tukwila; business (AGC); labor; first responders; and more.

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