School Board candidate forum set for next Tuesday

The Uptown Alliance will host all six candidates for Seattle School Board during at forum at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (15 Roy St.) on Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m.

While voters in Queen Anne and Magnolia only selected the two candidates to advance to the general election from District 4 — longtime PTA activist Eden Mack, and professional educator and ESL program manager Herbert Camet — all three positions are subject to a citywide vote in November.

In District 5, Capitol Hill Community Council President and program manager with All Home King County Zachary DeWolf advanced alongside Omar Vasquez, a business and tax lawyer who previously taught with Teach for America.  

In District 7, incumbent Betty Patu seeks a third-term, against Chelsea Byers, a former teacher that now serves as an administrator for an adult education program.

Following opening remarks by each of the six candidates, the public will be invited to ask questions of the group on Tuesday night. The forum will be held in the church’s lower level, and attendees are asked to enter through the gate on Roy Street.

Ballots for the general election will be mailed by King County on Oct. 18, and must be either submitted via mail or returned to a drop box no later than 8 p.m. on Nov. 7.

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