Seattle City Council releases information regarding 72 qualified applicants for Council vacancy 

Seattle City Council President Sara Nelson (Position 9 – Citywide) announced that the Council received 72 qualified applicants to fill the vacancy left by now-former City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8 – Citywide.) 

Seattle City Clerk Scheereen Dedman provided Councilmembers the final applicant list confirming the eligibility of 72 applicants pursuant to City Charter requirements. Applicants were invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and completed financial interest statement form by Tuesday, January 9 at 5 PM.  

A list of the eligible applicants and completed application materials are available to the public via the Council Vacancy webpage


Councilmember Mosqueda resigned her seat on the Seattle City Council, effective January 2, 2024, to take a seat on the King County Council, leaving a vacancy on the Seattle City Council starting January 3, 2024. 

Public Forum 

In accordance with Ordinance 125479, the Council will choose a community entity, who will convene a public forum. Eighteen organizations submitted recommendations and feedback about the Council Vacancy process. Two organizations applied to be considered to host that forum: Seattle CityClub and Transit Riders Union. 

Next Steps 

The Seattle City Council will host a special meeting tomorrow, January 12. During that meeting, they are scheduled to hear public comment, decide on hosting duties for the public forum, and select the finalists for Position 8 on the Council. 

Visit this page for more information about the Council Vacancy.