The Queen Anne Community Council is hosting two virtual community conversations in October for the candidates running for City Council, mayor and city attorney in the Nov. 2 general election.

The forum for City Council positions 8 and 9 will take place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday via Zoom. Go to to register.

City Council positions 8 and 9 are at-large seats and represent the entire city.

In the District 8 race, incumbent Teresa Mosqueda is running against challenger Kenneth Wilson.

For District 9, Fremont Brewing co-founder Sara Nelson and lawyer and activist Nikkita Oliver are vying to fill the open seat that will be left vacant by Council President Lorena Gonzalez, who is running for mayor.

The community conversation for the mayoral and city attorney candidates will begin at 3 p.m. Oct. 10. Go to to register.

In the mayoral race, Gonzalez and opponent Bruce Harrell are running to replace incumbent Mayor Jenny Durkan, who decided she would retire at the end of her term.

In the city attorney race, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy and Ann Davison are squaring off to fill the seat currently held by Pete Holmes, who was ousted in the primary election.

Sunday's forum will be moderated by journalist Erica C. Barnett. The Oct. 10 forum will be moderated by Barnett and Jeff Sprung. People may submit questions to be asked during the forums. Email

The Queen Anne Community Council is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates.

In other QACC news, about 120 people voted in the recent Community Council board elections, Sept. 22. Current members reelected to the board were Ben Bennett, Denny Bird, Beth Bunnell, Sean Champagne, Laura Corvi, Sharon Levine and Jazmine Smith. New members are Caroline Davis, Debra Santos, Hannah Spring and Joe Woods.

The QACC next meets at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Go to for more information or to register to attend.