1946-2015

The City Charter was amended at the General Election of March 1946 to provide that elections would be held biennially in even-numbered years. Terms of Council members were increased to four years and the President of the Council would serve for two years. Terms of office would begin the first regularly scheduled meeting of the Council in June. The amendment further provided that the three Council members elected in 1944 and 1946 would serve an additional year and that the three members elected in 1945 would complete their terms.

1946-1948
Mildred Powell
Frank J. Laube
James Scavotto
David Levine
William L. Norton
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones
Robert H. Harlin
Alfred R. Rochester


1948-1950
Mildred Powell
Frank J. Laube
James Scavotto
David Levine
William L. Norton
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones
Robert H. Harlin
Alfred R. Rochester


1950-1952
Charles M. Carroll
Clarence F. Massart
Mildred Powell
Frank J. Laube
David Levine (President)
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones
Robert H. Harlin
Alfred R. Rochester


1952-1954
Charles M. Carroll
Clarence F. Massart
Mildred Powell
Frank J. Laube
David Levine (President)
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones
Robert H. Harlin
Alfred R. Rochester


1954-1956
James Dorm Braman
Charles M. Carroll
Clarence F. Massart
Mildred Powell
Myrtle Edwards
David Levine
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell (President)
Bob Jones
Robert H. Harlin
Alfred R. Rochester

  • Powell resigned May 10, 1955. Edwards was appointed by Council to fill the vacancy until certification of the next regular election.

1956-1958
Paul J. Alexander
Floyd C. Miller
James Dorm Braman
Myrtle Edwards
Charles M. Carroll
Clarence F. Massart
David Levine (President)
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones


1958-1960
Paul J. Alexander
Floyd C. Miller
James Dorm Braman
Myrtle Edwards
Charles M. Carroll
Clarence F. Massart
David Levine (President)
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones


1960-1962
Paul J. Alexander
Floyd C. Miller
James Dorm Braman
Myrtle Edwards
Charles M. Carroll
Clarence F. Massart
David Levine (President)
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones


1962-1964
A.L. (Lud) Kramer
Wing Luke
Paul J. Alexander
Floyd C. Miller (President)
James Dorm Braman
Myrtle Edwards
Charles M. Carroll
Clarence F. Massart
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell


The 1963 State Elections Act (RCW 29.13) mandated that elections for municipal offices be conducted in odd-numbered years, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Terms of office were to begin on the first day of the next year. The first City election under this new law was held in November 1967 for the term beginning January 1968.

1964-1967
J.D. (Dorm) Braman
Roy Eckman
Wing Luke
Edward Riley
Paul J. Alexander
Floyd C. Miller
Myrtle Edwards
Charles M. Carroll
Clarence F. Massart (President)
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
A.L. (Lud) Kramer
Ted Best

  • Braman resigned March 31, 1964 to become Mayor. His unexpired term was filled by Eckman.
  • Kramer resigned effective December 13, 1964 to assume office as Secretary of State. His unexpired term was filled by Best.
  • Luke was declared lost in an airplane crash near Stevens Pass on May 11, 1965. His unexpired term was filled by Riley on August 9. Luke's body was found in October 1968.

1968-1969
Charles M. Carroll
Floyd C. Miller (President)
Don Wright
Myrtle Edwards (President)
Roy Eckman
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Paul J. Alexander
Liem Eng Tuai
Ted Best
Sam Smith
Phyllis Lamphere
Tim Hill

  • J.D. Braman resigned as Mayor on March 23, 1969 to become Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • Miller resigned March 24, 1969 to serve as interim Mayor. Wright was appointed to fill out Miller's term. Edwards was elected Council President.
  • Alexander died May 6, 1969. Tuai was appointed to complete his unexpired term.
  • Edwards died August 18, 1969, in a collision with a fire truck. Eckman was appointed to serve out her term.

1970-1971
Jeanette Williams
Wayne D. Larkin
George E. Cooley
Ted Best
Kenneth Rogers
Bruce K. Chapman
Sam Smith
Phyllis Lamphere
Tim Hill
Liem Eng Tuai
Charles M. Carroll (President)

  • Best resigned July 6, 1971, after being cleared of charges of wrongdoing in connection with the acceptance and reporting of campaign contributions in his 1967 election campaign. Rogers was appointed to fill his unexpired term. Rogers was defeated in the next election and resigned before the beginning of the next term. Chapman, who won the election, took office early, on November 29, 1971.

1972-1973
John R. Miller
Jeanette Williams
Wayne D. Larkin
George E. Cooley
Bruce K. Chapman
Sam Smith
Phyllis Lamphere
Tim Hill
Liem Eng Tuai (President)
Ann Ormsby
George Benson

  • Tuai resigned October 2, 1973 to run for Mayor. Ormsby was appointed to fill his term. Benson was elected at the next election and Ormsby resigned with Benson taking office early.

1974-1975
Randy Revelle
George Benson
John R. Miller
Jeanette Williams
Wayne D. Larkin
Bruce K. Chapman
Paul Kraabel
Sam Smith (President)
Phyllis Lamphere
Tim Hill

  • Chapman resigned January 20, 1975 to become Secretary of State. Kraabel was appointed to fill his position. Kraabel was elected at a special election to fill the remainder of the term.

1976-1977
Paul Kraabel
Randy Revelle
George Benson
John R. Miller
Jeanette Williams
Wayne D. Larkin
Jonathan Whetzel
Sam Smith (President)
Phyllis Lamphere
Tim Hill

  • Larkin resigned August 15, 1977 to run for Mayor. Whetzel was appointed to fill his unexpired term.

1978-1979
Michael Hildt
Paul Kraabel
Randy Revelle
George Benson
John R. Miller (President)
Jeanette Williams
Sam Smith
Phyllis Lamphere (President)
Dolores Sibonga
Norm B. Rice
Tim Hill

  • Lamphere resigned August 14, 1978 to take the position as Director of Region X, U.S. Economic Development Agency. Sibonga was appointed to fill her position until a special election could be held. Sibonga did not run in the election and Rice was elected at the special election.

1980-1981
Virginia Galle
Jack Richards
Dolores Sibonga
Norm B. Rice
Michael Hildt
Paul Kraabel (President)
Randy Revelle
George Benson
Jeanette Williams
Sam Smith

  • Revelle announced he would not run for reelection because he decided to run for King County Executive. Upon winning the election, he resigned his Council position November 16, 1981. Galle, who ran for the seat Revelle was vacating, won the election for Council and took office early.

1982-1983
Virginia Galle
Jack Richards
Dolores Sibonga
Norm B. Rice
Michael Hildt
Paul Kraabel
George Benson
Jeanette Williams (President)
Sam Smith


1984-1985
Jim Street
Virginia Galle
Dolores Sibonga
Norm B. Rice (President)
Michael Hildt
Paul Kraabel
George Benson
Jeanette Williams
Sam Smith


1986-1987
Jane Noland
Jim Street
Virginia Galle
Dolores Sibonga
Norm B. Rice
Paul Kraabel
George Benson
Jeanette Williams
Sam Smith (President)


1988-1989
Jane Noland
Jim Street
Virginia Galle
Dolores Sibonga
Norm B. Rice
Paul Kraabel
George Benson
Jeanette Williams
Sam Smith (President)


1990-1991
Cheryl Chow
Tom Weeks
Sue Donaldson
Jane Noland
Jim Street
Dolores Sibonga
Paul Kraabel (President)
George Benson
Sam Smith

  • Rice was elected Mayor in the general election of November 7, 1989. Donaldson was appointed by the Council to fill Rice's seat until the next general election.

1992-1993
Cheryl Chow
Tom Weeks
Sue Donaldson
Jane Noland
Jim Street
George Benson (President)
Sherry Harris
Margaret Pageler
Martha Choe


1994-1995
Jan Drago
Cheryl Chow
Tom Weeks
Sue Donaldson
Jane Noland
Jim Street (President)
Sherry Harris
Margaret Pageler
Martha Choe


1996-1997
John Manning
Tina Podlodowski
Jan Drago (President)
Cheryl Chow
Tom Weeks
Sue Donaldson
Jane Noland
Margaret Pageler
Martha Choe
Paul Kraabel
Charlie Chong
Richard McIver
Peter Steinbrueck

  • Weeks resigned on August 2, 1996, to take a position with the Seattle School District. Paul Kraabel was appointed to fill the vacant seat until a special election could be held. Chong won the special election and took office in November 1996.
  • Manning resigned December 16, 1996. McIver was appointed January 27, 1997 to fill Manning's seat until the next election. McIver chose to run for the seat being vacated by Chow. Peter Steinbrueck won the election for Manning's seat and took office early, in November 1997.

1998-1999
Jan Drago
Margaret Pageler
Sue Donaldson (President)
Martha Choe
Jim Compton
Tina Podlodowski
Richard McIver
Nick Licata
Peter Steinbrueck
Richard Conlin

  • Choe had chosen not to run for re-election and subsequently resigned October 1, 1999, to take a position in State government. Compton, who won the general election for Choe's seat, took office early on November 12, 1999.

2000-2001
Jan Drago
Margaret Pageler (President)
Judy Nicastro
Heidi Wills
Jim Compton
Richard McIver
Nick Licata
Peter Steinbrueck
Richard Conlin


2002-2003
Jan Drago
Margaret Pageler
Judy Nicastro
Heidi Wills
Jim Compton
Richard McIver
Nick Licata
Peter Steinbrueck (President)
Richard Conlin


2004-2005
Jim Compton
Richard Conlin
David Della
Jan Drago (President)
Jean Godden
Nick Licata
Richard McIver
Tom Rasmussen
Peter Steinbrueck

  • Jim Compton resigned effective 1/6/2006. Sally Clark was appointed in 2006 to fill the vacant seat until a special election could be held in November of that year. She won the election and served out the rest of Compton's term.

2006-2007
Sally Clark
Richard Conlin
David Della
Jan Drago
Jean Godden
Nick Licata (President)
Richard McIver
Tom Rasmussen
Peter Steinbrueck


2008-2009
Tim Burgess
Sally Clark
Richard Conlin (President)
Jan Drago
Jean Godden
Bruce Harrell
Nick Licata
Richard McIver
Tom Rasmussen


2010-2011
Sally Bagshaw
Tim Burgess
Sally Clark
Richard Conlin (President)
Jean Godden
Bruce Harrell
Nick Licata
Mike O'Brien
Tom Rasmussen


2012-2013
Sally Bagshaw
Tim Burgess
Sally Clark (President)
Richard Conlin
Jean Godden
Bruce Harrell
Nick Licata
Mike O'Brien
Tom Rasmussen


2014-2015
Sally Bagshaw
Tim Burgess (President)
Sally Clark
Jean Godden
Bruce Harrell
Nick Licata
Mike O'Brien
Tom Rasmussen
Kshama Sawant