Why We Conducted an Endorsement Process
The election of the next mayor of Seattle comes at a pivotal time for the city, as leaders and residents alike grapple with the ongoing COVID pandemic, burgeoning economic recovery, the homelessness crisis, and entrenched racial inequities.
The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is a non-profit trade association comprised of over 1,000 member companies, ranging from hundreds of small startups to a few dozen multinational corporations. A large share of our members are based in Seattle, and their employees live and work throughout the city. The tech sector has played a leading role in building the vibrant economy in Seattle, as well as bolstering and empowering communities through the pandemic. In this context, WTIA engaged in a comprehensive endorsement process to shed light on mayoral candidates’ ability to power Seattle into a vibrant hub for innovation that enables all residents to participate in the tech sector equally.
WTIA Endorses Bruce Harrell
The questionnaires for all candidates who completed them are posted on our website. The campaigns for Andrew Grant Houston and Don Rivers campaigns acknowledged receipt of the questionnaire but did not further engage in the endorsement process. Henry Dennison and Omari Tahir-Garrett did not respond to the outreach.
Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by their first name.
The following candidates completed questionnaires but were not invited to participate
in an interview.