Two more District 7 Seattle City Council candidates registered their campaigns on the heels of news Sally Bagshaw will not seek a fourth term.

Bagshaw issued a statement on Tuesday, Nov. 27, after her decision not to run was reported by Crosscut reporter David Kroman. Bagshaw could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. A staff member told Queen Anne News the councilmember was in jury duty, “doing her civic duty.”

“For the next twelve months I will work hard to implement the projects of importance to those of us who live in D7 and make some bold moves for the people living and working across our city and region,” Bagshaw states.

This is the District 7 councilmember’s ninth year in office, winning her last election in 2015, when council seats were divided among seven districts; there are also two at-large positions.

Navy veteran and former MSNBC intelligence analyst Naveed Jamali filed his campaign for District 7 prior to Bagshaw’s announcement.

Following the ensuing reports of Bagshaw’s exit after 2019, two more candidates filed with the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission.

Magnolia resident Elizabeth Campbell and the Discovery Park Community Alliance she founded are currently appealing a final environmental impact statement that would clear the city to construct affordable housing on the Fort Lawton property near Discovery Park, as well as a SEPA review for expanding the Interbay tiny house village.

Campbell is also founder of Safe and Affordable Seattle, which is part of the Interbay appeal, opposed the sugary drink tax and wants more emphasis zones that would prohibit sanctioned homeless encampments.

SAS lost its appeal against the SEPA review regarding plans to expand the Interbay tiny house village that has been operating on Port of Seattle property at 1601 15th Ave. W., near the Magnolia Bridge, since November 2017.

The Seattle Hearing Examiner found that Campbell did not prove that the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections director made an error when he issued a Determination of Non-Significance, clearing the way to expand Interbay Village.

Campbell also ran for mayor in 2009.

On top of her run for city council, Campbell is also campaigning an initiative to repeal Seattle's tax on sugary drinks.

Also joining the race for District 7 is Andrew J. Lewis, who has been an assistant city attorney since June 2017. He was an assistant deputy prosecuting attorney for the King County Prosecutor’s Office for eight months prior to that. Lewis attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and Master of Science from the London SChool of Economics and Political Science.

“My dad was a heavy equipment operator at Seattle City Light for more than 30 years and my mom was a nurse at Harborview. This has always been a working class city, but it's getting harder for working class families to make ends meet. The city government must do more to ensure housing remains affordable for all,” Lewis said in a Wednesday news release. “The City also needs to become more accountable to its constituents, particularly given that its budget has increased by $2 billion since 2012. I will prioritize additional performance auditing to make sure every public dollar is spent as effectively as possible.”

Lewis’ release includes an endorsement from Washington 36th District Rep. Gael Tarleton:

“Andrew Lewis really understands the importance of the maritime industry to our economy, and how it produces lots of good family wage jobs. I am proud to endorse him,” Tarleton states. “Additionally, we need to build a coalition to replace the Magnolia Bridge. Andrew is a coalition builder, I want to work with him to get a one-to-one replacement for that bridge.”

The Queen Anne & Magnolia News is working to contact each candidate for an upcoming profile prior to the February primary.