Vote 2013: Seattle Mayoral Debates

Live: Seattle Mayoral Debate 2013
  • VOTE 2013

Seattle Mayoral Debate | Oct 22 2013

A live Seattle Mayoral Debate took place on Oct. 22, 2013 at the KCTS 9 Studios.

  • About the Debate
  • 2013 Primary

KCTS 9 hosted a live debate between Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and State Senator Ed Murray on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm. KCTS 9's Enrique Cerna and KUOW's Deborah Wang were the moderators for the debate. This debate is the last televised opportunity for citizens to see where Seattle's mayoral candidates stand on the critical issues facing the city, on such issues as transportation, public safety, police accountability, coal trains, legalized marijuana, and more.

A live debate among the candidates in the race for Seattle Mayor. Moderated by KCTS 9's Enrique Cerna and the Seattle Times' Joni Balter, see where the candidates stand on issues such as transportation, public safety, police accountability, coal trains, legalized marijuana, and much more. Co-sponsored by KCTS 9 and the Downtown District Council of Seattle.

Meet the Candidates

  • Joey Gray
  • Bruce Harrell
  • Kate Martin
  • Mary J. Martin
  • Mike McGinn
  • Doug McQuaid
  • Ed Murray
  • Charlie Staadecker
  • Peter Steinbrueck
Bruce Harrell
Bruce Harrell


Bruce Harrell's website

Kate Martin
Kate Martin


Kate Martin's website

Mary J. Martin
Mary J. Martin


(no website)

Mike McGinn
Mike McGinn


Mike McGinn's website

Doug McQuaid
Doug McQuaid


(website under construction)

Charlie Staadecker
Charlie Staadecker


Charlie Staadecker's website

Peter Steinbrueck
Peter Steinbrueck


Peter Steinbrueck's website

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07/18/13

McGinn is so slimey. I like Kate Martin. I would love to see her try to change the climate in Seattle "Government". For example, this election, according to the Seattle media Elite, is about parking.

Really?

We need a change. I'll go with Kate Martin

07/18/13

Thank you. Voters, not lobbyists, that's the direction we need to aggressively pursue. This is fixable.

07/18/13

For parking, they should charge what will cause 90% full parking lots, or street parking. This means that the rate should fluctuate based on demand.

07/18/13

Ten minutes later, still on parking meters. I have a question. Why does West Seattle have no parking meters? Could it be that Tim Ceis, Dow Constantine, and other power brokers live there?

07/18/13

Ten minutes later, still on parking meters. I have a question. Why does West Seattle have no parking meters? Could it be that Tim Ceis, Dow Constantine, and other power brokers live there?

07/18/13

Is Doug McQuaid drunk? Or is that just how he talks?

07/18/13

That's how I talk. I don't drink. Sorry if it bothered you.

07/18/13

Very impressive candidates. Steinbrueck's background seems to make him the best qualified to lead Seattle through the coming growth spurt. He would be best to guide the redevelopment of the waterfront, the expansion of transit into neighborhoods, and the mitigation of growth impacts on neighborhoods.

07/18/13

Mary J. makes Kate Martin look totally sane.

07/18/13

Why does Harrell seem like the only one who studied for this debate?

07/18/13

McGinn is slimey. Murray has no experience running anything. Steinbruck has no solutions--only complaints. Stadekker has good ideas and great insights and so does Kate. She's right about the PACs. Both McGinn and Murray have them. Harrell seems like the best candidate based on his answers and experience.

07/18/13

On reflection, yes, Harrell came across best.

07/18/13

McGinn is passive aggressive and so is Murray--based on their anwers. I was at the library debate and there too, Harrell won. This just confirms my vote for Harrell who is best of the bunch.

07/18/13

Harrell was the only one that provided authentic, well reasoned solutions to Seattle's problems. His qualifications on top of that make him the obvious choice.

07/19/13

Without question, Bruce Harrell was the sharpest most well versed candidate there.
I agree with the other comments, McGinn comes off like a jerk and your everyday crooked politician.
Murray needs to stick with the Senate.
Peter...I'm sorry but Peter is too much of a joke. I can't respect a man who doesn't know when to be serious and when it's ok to kid.
Charlie is an honest man with good ideas but a little too old school.
Kate, stick to planning.
Joey gave me a freaking headache. Frisbee has nothing to do with being mayor!

BRUCE GETS MY VOTE AND THAT OF MY WHOLE CIRCLE.

07/19/13

Kate is fun to watch, but I worry she'd be a repeat of McGinn's constant infighting and single-mindedness.

I'll go with Bruce. He's the balance I think most people strive for.

08/02/13

This will be my first vote as I'm a new citizen and Bruce Harrell is clearly the only all-round winner here. I like Joey Grey's contributions too, and I hope she has a place at the table. She deserves to have her ideas put to work for the citizens of Seattle.

10/19/13

Why no comments about the single most important issue - what we can do to improve future generations chances of avoiding runaway global warming and ocean acidification? Mayor McGinn is the only one who gives this issue more than lip service.

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