When Tanya Woo’s father died, struggling to save the family’s building, which had flooded, she was on a flight back from Indonesia.
Tanya Woo has been appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Seattle City Council District—this comes on the heels of Woo’s impressive performance in the District 2 race, where she lost by only 403 votes.
Upon the moment it was her turn to speak, every candidate turned to look eagerly at Tanya Woo, who had been the subject of a media campaign that associated her with big business and positioned her as an enemy of labor unions.
Some presented themselves as marginalized, others as insiders.
After a special city council meeting on Jan. 12, a group of supporters of Tanya Woo, who had just been nominated to fill a vacant seat, were standing inside the doors to Fifth Avenue.
With a vacancy in Seattle City Council Position 8, Council President Sara Nelson announced on Jan. 12 that the Council identified eight finalists to fill the vacancy left by now-former City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, Position 8 – Citywide).
Sometimes, a doctoral dissertation may give a hint of a person’s values.
Rising to the pinnacle of the Seattle City Council is an aspiration that is driven by family experience, personal values, and, perhaps, a dream of restoring lost justice.
The Seattle City Council is now accepting applications to fill the spot left vacant by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, At-large), who stepped down on Tuesday.