2015 - Summer

Meet the Candidates for Seattle City Council and get to know the Future District 3 Councilmember.

The District 3 candidate forum is an opportunity for our neighborhood to ask questions of the candidates that are important to us and maybe ones that have not been a part of other forums. This is a historic election as it is the first time in Seattle’s recent history that some of the City Council will be elected by District. We are also inviting the candidates for at-large positions to attend and briefly introduce themselves and join us for our annual BBQ.
Pamela Banks, Morgan Beach, Rod Hearne and Kshama Sawant are the candidates for District 3 and are confirmed to attend. Lee Carter has dropped out of the race.
We are reaching out to the community for questions. If you have a question and have not yet had the opportunity to share the question you would like to see as a part of this forum please email it to Joanna Cullen at jfoxcullen@gmail.com. We want to ensure that the burning questions are included and that the forum is focused and interesting.
The candidates for the at-large positions are as follows:
  • Position 8 candidates are Tim Burgess, Jonathan Grant, John Persak and John Roderick.
  • Position 9 candidates are Alon Bassok, Bill Bradburd, Lorena González, Omari Tahir-Garrett, Thomas Tobin and Alex Tsimerman.


July 2015 SPCC Newsletter


  • Annual BBQ
  • Cherry Hill Expansion Hearing
  • Meet the Candidates
  • Shaping Metro Transit
  • ADA Anniversary
  • Ave Woonerf
  • Baily Gatzert
  • Meaningful Movies



Wanting to offer your support to the incoming Kindergarteners and First Graders at Bailey Gatzert? You can make a tax deductible donation. Any amount helps.

Last summer, neighbors along with the Urban League of Seattle, the Chinatown Rotary Club and your Squire Park Community Council raised over $1,200 to support literacy for incoming Kindergarten and First Graders at Bailey Gatzert Elementary. In coordination with Seattle University’s Bailey Bears Read at Home Program, Literacy Kits are donated to students and their families, many of whom may not have English as their first language.
Commenting on the program, one Bailey Gatzert teacher mentioned, “Sometimes families send their children to school, and they think, ‘everything is going to be done there, and my child is going to learn how to read, and my child is going to succeed in school’. But I think because we’re giving families things to use in the home, in a way, we’re honoring them, and we’re saying, ‘it takes a village’, and we’re going to do our best at school, and we’re going to give you these items to help you help your child at home.”

It takes a village! You can make a donation by bring cash or check to the Squire Park BBQ or mail donations to:

Attn: Sally Haber
Seattle University
901 12th Ave
PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090




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