Scott Forbes

My wife and I moved to Seattle a decade ago for one simple reason: we couldn’t imagine a more incredible place to live.

That’s not hyperbole. Seattle’s 43rd District—from Downtown to Capitol Hill to Fremont and the U-District—is one of the best places to live in the country. We lead in education, transportation, social justice, and have so many neighborhoods that draw visitors from all over the state. Increasingly, we’re drawing new residents from all over the country and the world.

That’s a big part of why I’m running for the legislature. Right now, we don’t just need a progressive champion. We need a champion for Seattle.

I’ve been active here in the 43rd District for years. As the former Chair of the 43rd District Democrats, I worked with our elected officials and other community leaders on important issues: raising the minimum wage, passing marriage equality, making it easier to vote, and more. These issues will continue to be so important. But along with new growth, Seattle faces new challenges…and the legislature has been failing Seattle.

Enough is enough. I pledge to be a strong advocate for our shared values, and for the good of our shared community. I will work every day for Seattle.

I hope you’ll learn a bit more about why I’m running and the issues that drive me. I look forward to hearing your priorities in the coming months. And, of course, I hope to earn your support.