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Hello!

Welcome to my campaign blog!  There are lots of ways to get information about my vision for the City of Seattle and my journey on the campaign trail.  I hope that this blog will be just one of the many ways you can follow me as I seek to be your next Seattle City Councilwoman in Position 9 (at-large).

Lorena ForumLast week was another busy week.  We’ve been out in the community meeting so many wonderful neighbors throughout the city. The week started out with a meeting with the 37th Legislative District Democrats at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center. As I’m finding in many other neighborhoods, there was lots of lively discussion around how we can increase affordability in our city and make sure that underrepresented communities have a voice at the table. Issues that I also feel very passionate about.  Many thanks to the great group of people that took time out of their evening to meet with candidates to share their own perspectives on affordability, inclusion and public safety in South Seattle.

We followed with an at-large candidate forum co-hosted by the 32nd, 36th and 46th District Democrats at the North Seattle College.  We had a great showing of the many candidates running for City Council this year.  It was a fantastic opportunity to share my vision for Seattle around housing affordability, the environment, police accountability, public safety, and how we can better support our kids for success.  I was incredibly pleased to share with the audience my background as the Mayor’s legal counsel and before that a civil rights attorney working on police misconduct, employment discrimination, wage theft, transit funding and more.  We even got a great shout out from Josh Feit at Publicola as “The most powerful stump speech of the night!” Read the article.  If you really like it, do us a favor and share it with others!
Lorena African American CC  Did I mention police accountability? After the candidate forum, I headed over to the
  Seattle Vocational Institute in the Central District to listen and learn from the African-
  American Community Advisory Council.  This group of neighbors spends their evenings
  once a month talking with SPD leadership and each other about police reform and
  accountability.  I’d like to thank them for letting me listen in.  They shared their
  thoughts around their vision for empowering our African-American community,
  especially young men, to interact positively with SPD officers and maybe even some
  day, become an SPD officer.   

  We are working hard to visit every neighborhood in Seattle!  Last weekend, I knocked
  on my first doors in my own neighborhood in West Seattle.  It was a fantastic sunny
  weekend and was proud to have hit every door in my precinct!  I’m looking forward to
  meeting even more new people and hearing first hand about your ideas on how we make our city affordable, safe and just for everyone.  If you would like to join us, contact us at info@ElectLorenaGonzalez.com.

All in all: a busy week!  I hope you check back often to hear more from the campaign trail.  Thank you for being part of my journey to be your next Seattle City Councilwoman in Position 9 (at-large)!

Very truly yours,

Lorena