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Seattle City councilmember Debora Juarez won’t run for re-election

Feb 6, 2022, 1:31 AM | Updated: Feb 6, 2023, 1:43 pm

Debora Juarez, Seattle City Hall...

Debora Juarez in the Seattle City Council chambers. (Seattle City Council, Flickr)

(Seattle City Council, Flickr)

There are now two Seattle City Council members who may not run for re-election next year.

Public Safety Committee chair Lisa Herbold had decided to end her time on the council after her current term ends.

Juarez is the fifth of seven incumbent city council members with expiring terms who say they will not seek reelection.

Seattle City councilmember Lisa Herbold won’t run for re-election

“Our Uncle, Billy Frank Jr., taught us that you should ‘lead to leave.’ I’ve added my own sentiment: ‘leave a legacy.’ I believe it’s time to leave Seattle City Council, and I am proud of our legacy,” Juarez said in a statement. “It has been an honor to serve the city I love, with good people who care as deeply about it as I do.”

Juarez’ decision was originally rumored in mid-December, but has now been confirmed.

Juarez and Herbold both self-identify as progressive candidates — and Herbold has expressed her hope that whoever replaces her District 1 position will also be progressive.

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