2019 Participating Candidates

This page contains the 2019 Democracy Voucher Program candidates. Find the complete list of all City of Seattle candidates here.

Defined Campaign Statuses

Candidates move through many stages of the Democracy Voucher program. Candidates begin by signing a Pledge to abide by the program's rules. The table below shows the current stage of each campaign.

Signed Pledge
Candidate may collect qualifying contributions, qualifying signatures, and Democracy Vouchers.

Completed Qualifying Process
Candidate may collect and redeem Democracy Vouchers.

Released from Primary Spending Limit
Candidate may continue receiving Democracy Vouchers and private dollars but will not receive funding from Democracy Vouchers upon raising $75,000 in vouchers and monetary contributions.

Released from Primary Contribution Limit
Candidate may receive up to $500 from an individual, which includes the value of the individual's Democracy Vouchers.

Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Candidate may continue receiving Democracy Vouchers and private dollars but will not receive funding from Democracy Vouchers upon raising $75,000 in vouchers and monetary contributions.

Candidate may receive up to $500 from an individual, which includes the value of the individual's Democracy Vouchers.

Reached maximum voucher distribution for the entire election year
Candidate may continue receiving Democracy Vouchers from residents as a sign of support. Candidates cannot receive additional funding from Democracy Vouchers, even if the candidate proceeds to the General election.

For more on campaign voucher and spending limits, review our FAQ - What are the spending limits for candidates participating in the program?

(Table Last Updated: 7/15/2019)

City Council District #1

Candidate Campaign Name Campaign Status
Brendan Kolding Kolding for District 1
  • Completed Qualifying Process
Lisa Herbold District One for Lisa Herbold
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from Primary Spending Limit
Phillip Tavel Tavel for Seattle
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit


City Council District #2

Candidate Campaign Name Campaign Status
Christopher Peguero District 2 for Peguero
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Mark Solomon Friends of Mark Solomon
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Phyllis Porter People for Phyllis Porter
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Tammy Morales People for Tammy Morales
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit

City Council District #3

Candidate Campaign Name Campaign Status
Ami Nguyen Friends of Ami Nguyen
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Egan Orion Egan for Seattle
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Logan Bowers Logan For Seattle
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Pat Murakami Pat for Seattle
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Zachary DeWolf Elect Zachary DeWolf
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit


City Council District #4

Candidate Campaign Name Campaign Status
Alex Pedersen Elect Alex Pedersen
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Reached maximum voucher distribution for the entire election year
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Beth Mountsier Friends of Beth for D4
  • Signed Pledge
Cathy Tuttle Friends of Cathy Tuttle
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Emily Myers Friends of Emily Myers
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Frank Krueger Vote Frank Krueger
  • Signed Pledge
Heidi Stuber People for Heidi Stuber
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from Primary Spending Limit
Joshua Newman Vote Joshua Newman
  • Completed Qualifying Process
Sasha Anderson Sasha for 4
  • Completed Qualifying Process
Shaun Scott The People for Shaun Scott
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from Primary Spending Limit
  • Reached maximum voucher distribution for the entire election year


City Council District #5

Candidate Campaign Name Campaign Status
Debora Juarez Debora for District 5
  • Completed Qualifying Process
John Lombard Friends of John Lombard
  • Completed Qualifying Process
Mark Mendez Mendez for Seattle
  • Signed Pledge


City Council District #6

Candidate Campaign Name Campaign Status
Dan Strauss Seattle for Strauss
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from Primary Spending Limit
Ed Pottharst

Ed Pottharst for Seattle 

  • Completed Qualifying Process
Heidi Wills Heidi Wills for Seattle
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Jay Fathi Jay Fathi for Seattle
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Jeremy Cook Jeremy for City Council
  • Signed Pledge
Joey Massa Joey Massa for Progress
  • Signed Pledge
Jon Lisbin Friends of Jon Lisbin
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from Primary Spending Limit
Kate Martin Put Kate on the Council
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from Primary Spending Limit
Melissa Hall Hall 4 Six
  • Completed Qualifying Process
Sergio Garcia Sergio for Seattle
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from Primary Spending Limit
Terry Rice Elect Terry Rice
  • Completed Qualifying Process


City Council District #7

Candidate Campaign Name Campaign Status
Andrew Lewis Lewis for Seattle
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from Primary Spending Limit
Daniela Lipscomb-Eng Daniela For Seattle
  • Completed Qualifying Process
Gene Burrus
  • Signed Pledge
Jason Williams Elect Jason Williams
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Jim Pugel Friends of Jim
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit
Michael George People for Michael George
  • Completed Qualifying Process
  • Released from both the Primary Spending and Contribution Limit


Withdrawn Campaigns

Candidate Campaign Name Campaign Status
Aaron Harris Aaron Harris for Seattle Withdrawn
Abel Pacheco Jr. Abel 4 Seattle Withdrawn
Asukaa Jaxx Asukaa Jaxx Withdrawn
Beto Yarce Beto for Seattle

Withdrawn

David Hennessey David Hennessey

Withdrawn

George Liu George Liu for Seattle

Withdrawn

Isabella Kerner Kerner for Council

Withdrawn from Democracy Voucher Program

Isaiah Willoughby Promoting Healthy Minds and Spirits

Withdrawn

Jesse Greene Elect Jesse Greene

Withdrawn

Kelle Grace Gaddis

Withdrawn

Robert Miller

Withdrawn

Zoë True

Withdrawn