The Seattle Times
Diversity in leadership: Seattle City Council

The city of Seattle has much to celebrate. We are experiencing several historic “firsts” in our city. First, we have our first lesbian mayor, Jenny Durkan. We also have three Latina women on the Seattle City Council, M. Lorena González, Teresa Mosqueda and Debora Juarez. Juarez is also a member of the Blackfeet Nation and the first Native American on the council. … Read More

King 5
Mosqueda’s election moves Seattle Council to female supermajority

Her win will give the council six women and additional diversity. She will become the third Latina councilmember, following Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez, re-elected this year to Position 9, and Councilmember Debora Juarez who is both Native-American and Mexican-American. “I think it means that our democracy is beginning to reflect our community more and more,” said Mosqueda. “I think it means we can get a lot done around equal pay, around protections in the work place and making sure more of us as working families can afford to stay and live in the city and have greater shared prosperity,” she continued. … Read More

Seattle Weekly
How Will Teresa Mosqueda Change City Hall?

Out of the gate, Mosqueda plans on prioritizing affordable housing, equal pay for women, and affordable child care. She’d like to alleviate the housing crisis by building affordable housing on publicly-owned land. But she says that what she’s most passionate about is using her lived experience as a woman of color with knowledge of public health policy to ensure that low-income residents have access to health care and better living standards. … Read More

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