July 29 Forum: Candidates for Mayor of Seattle

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Who will be Seattle’s next Mayor? And what will they do to make our lives better?

Fifteen candidates are in the race. Some have worked in government for years; others are community activists; others are new to politics. How can a voter sort through all the claims and counterclaims and make an informed choice?

Join the Mayor’s Council on African American Elders (MCAAE) and Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) for a forum with the candidates. The forum will take place via Zoom on Thursday, July 29, at 3:00–4:30 p.m. No registration is required to join the forum. Questions can be submitted in advance via SurveyMonkey.

To submit questions, use this link:

To attend the forum, use this link:

Event flyerThe MCAAE was established in 1995 by Seattle Mayor Norman B. Rice to advise local government decision-makers on development of services to meet the needs of African American elders. Learn more at

PSARA was founded 36 years ago as the Puget Sound Council of Senior Citizens, and works across generations for social justice, dignity, economic security, and a healthy planet for all. Learn more at

The July 29 forum is co-sponsored by Age Friendly Seattle, Aging and Disability Services, Seattle Human Services Department, Central Area Senior Center, and South East Seattle Senior Center. We invite all interested people to join us as we question our mayoral candidates.

Contributor Mike Andrew is executive director of PSARA and editor of The Retiree Advocate.

This article originally appeared in the July 2021 issue of AgeWise King County.