On April 8 the 34th District Democrats held a candidate’s forum to select the candidate that they will endorsed to represent West Seattle and South Park in the Seattle City Council. The endorsement vote for the 34th District Dems will be held on May 20.
The auditorium at the Fauntleroy Hall was filled to its maximum capacity by members and supporters, with guests such as King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott in attendance. Chair of the Executive Board Marcee Stone-Vekich moderated the Q&A and managed to keep the proceedings moving at a fast pace.
Each candidate was given one minute to answer each question.
Shannon Braddock, Chas Redmond, Lisa Herbold, Tom Koch, Philip Tavel, and Brianna Thomas were the six candidates who participated. Amanda Kay Helmick had been scheduled to appear but was unable to participate since she is running as an independent and would not declare herself a democrat, a requirement per the 34 DD’s bi-laws.