-We'll be showing the Debate on the Big Screen!
«KING 5, Seattle CityClub, KUOW and GeekWire will present a 2017 Seattle mayoral debate on July 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m at Impact Hub Seattle, featuring the current leading candidates: Jenny Durkan, Jessyn Farrell, Bob Hasegawa, Michael McGinn, Cary Moon, and Nikkita Oliver. The debate will air live on both KING 5, KONG, KUOW and live-streamed on GeekWire. KING 5 News political reporter Natalie Brand and KUOW reporter Ross Reynolds will moderate.
Candidates were invited to participate in the debate based on the following evaluation criteria:
• Whether the individual is a declared candidate;
• The current level of funds raised by the candidate;
• The endorsements the candidate has received; and
• The candidate’s comparative standing in an exclusive KING 5/ KUOW SurveyUSA poll.
Seattle CityClub, KING 5, KUOW and GeekWire developed their partnership to provide Seattle residents better access to an informative, nonpartisan political debate.
“Seattleites have numerous short term and long term critical issues on their collective minds. We are glad to be collaborating with Seattle CityClub, KUOW, and GeekWire on this Mayoral debate to help voters identify the leadership that will be necessary to navigate the future,” said KING 5 President and General Manager Jim Rose.
“Our goal in hosting candidate debates is to help voters and constituent groups to make better informed choices on election day by convening in-depth discussions of our most challenging issues,” said Diane Douglas, Executive Director at Seattle CityClub.
Seattle residents are encouraged to submit questions that may be asked by the moderators during the live debate via Twitter using the hashtag #SEAMayor.
In a partnership with Seattle Foundation, recipients of the Foundation’s Voter Education Fund will be invited to participate in the live debate as part of the audience. These representatives of nonprofits are working to increase voter engagement in local communities that are historically underrepresented in the democratic process.»