Top candidates for Seattle mayor debate in a forum hosted by KING 5 and KUOW.
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Top candidates for Seattle mayor debate in a forum hosted by KING 5 and KUOW.
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Seattle's mayoral candidates explain themselves

What separates top candidates for Seattle mayor? How would they tackle housing costs, police reform and other problems facing a booming city? KUOW interviewed them on the top issues and here are the results.

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Environment: Sorry, Seattle, your climate change ‘leadership’ hasn’t made much of a dent

Police use of force: Seattle mayor candidates agree: There's still work to be done in Seattle policing


Homelessness: Mayoral candidates on unsanctioned homeless camps (they don't all agree)

Immigration: How will Seattle's next mayor face Trump's immigration policies?

Highlights from Seattle mayoral debate

KUOW's The Record had all six of the top candidates on the show for interviews. Listen to what they said about housing, homelessness, taxes and more. (Interviews are at the beginning of the full shows.)

Jessyn Farrell: 'We need a big, bold plan on affordability'


Mike McGinn: 'People want quality of life'

Cary Moon: 'We have got to put a tax on the speculation'

Bob Hasegawa: 'The city has to go head on with building public housing'

Jenny Durkan: 'Every neighborhood is going to get more density'

Nikkita Oliver: 'Public housing infrastructure has to serve our middle class'


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