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Media Statement on Initial General Election Results

Marilyn Strickland, president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, said, “Tonight’s initial returns are not definitive enough to call these close races. We know from our polling that voters want more solutions and less ideology from their councilmembers. We are looking forward to the next ballot count tomorrow afternoon.”

The Chamber’s political action committee, the Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE) endorsed the following candidates:

  • Seattle City Council District 1: Phil Tavel
  • Seattle City Council District 2: Mark Solomon
  • Seattle City Council District 3: Egan Orion
  • Seattle City Council District 4: Alex Pedersen
  • Seattle City Council District 5: Debora Juarez
  • Seattle City Council District 6: Heidi Wills
  • Seattle City Council District 7: Jim Pugel



About the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan (Seattle Metro) Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse network of influential business leaders in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization of 2,600 businesses representing a regional workforce of approximately 750,000 people. For more information, visit


About CASE

The Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE) is a political organization representing diverse local businesses of every size and sector. Sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, CASE is committed to creating an affordable, livable, and safe city for all Seattleites.

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Press Contact

The Seattle Metro Chamber is a leading business voice in our region. If you have a press inquiry, please contact:

Alicia Teel
SVP, Public Affairs and Communications
(206) 389-7262

International Press Contact

Greater Seattle Partners, a public-private economic development corporation in our region, assists visiting foreign journalists. For more information, please contact:

Susan Stoltzfus
Senior Marketing Manager
Greater Seattle Partners
(206) 389-8652