Teresa Mosqueda

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Teresa Mosqueda
Image of Teresa Mosqueda
Member of the Seattle City Council,
At-large Position 8
Assumed office
November 28, 2017
Preceded byKirsten Harris-Talley
Personal details
Born1979/1980 (age 39–40)[1]
Olympia, Washington
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Manuel Valdes
ResidenceQueen Anne, Seattle
WebsiteCouncil page

Teresa Mosqueda is an American politician and labor activist from Seattle, Washington. She was elected to the Seattle City Council in 2017 to represent the at-large position 8.[2]

In November 2013, she was the only member of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange who voted against increasing the salary of the health exchange's CEO by 13%.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She is of Mexican descent and grew up in a politically active household.[1][4][5]

Teresa lived in an apartment in the Queen Anne neighborhood until buying a townhouse in early 2019.[6][7][8] Teresa's husband, Manuel Valdes, is an Associated Press journalist.[7] In April 2019 it was announced Teresa was believed to be the first sitting Seattle city councilmember to be pregnant; expecting a daughter in October 2019.[7]

Electoral history[edit]

Seattle City Council Position 8, Primary Election 2017[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Teresa Mosqueda 53,676 31.59%
Nonpartisan Jon Grant 45,653 26.87%
Nonpartisan Sara E. Nelson 36,495 21.48%
Nonpartisan Rudy Pantoja 8,704 5.12%
Nonpartisan Sheley Secrest 8,467 4.98%
Nonpartisan Charlene D. Strong 7,562 4.45%
Nonpartisan Hisam Goueli 5,407 3.18%
Nonpartisan Mac McGregor 3,444 2.03%
Nonpartisan Write-in 486 0.29%
Turnout 187,741 40.49%
Registered electors 463,660
Seattle City Council Position 8, General Election 2017[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Teresa Mosqueda 121,192 59.49%
Nonpartisan Jon Grant 81,302 39.91%
Nonpartisan Write-in 1,239 0.61%
Majority 39,890 19.58%
Turnout 224,808 49.21%
Registered electors 456,871

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Beekman, Daniel (October 29, 2017). "Housing at center of fierce Seattle City Council campaign fight between Jon Grant, Teresa Mosqueda". The Seattle Times. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-city-council-election-2017/
  3. ^ http://blogs.seattletimes.com/healthcarecheckup/2013/11/20/exchange-board-votes-to-raise-ceos-salary/
  4. ^ Groover, Heidi (July 5, 2017). "Race for Open City Council Seat Tests Seattle's New Political Divides". The Stranger. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131009210958/http://www.wslc.org/bios/mosqueda.htm
  6. ^ Kusisto, Laura (June 27, 2018). "Looking for an Apartment? It Is a Great Time to Rent". Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-rental-rates-flatten-in-major-cities-as-supply-floods-market-1530097200. Retrieved April 14, 2019. External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ a b c Radil, Amy (April 12, 2019). "Seattle has its first pregnant city councilmember". KUOW. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  8. ^ "Seattle City Council Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers' Rights Committee 4/18/19" (streamed video). Youtube. Seattle Channel. April 18, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019. My husband and I ... just got the keys to our first townhouse...
  9. ^ "Elections Results - Primary and Special Election" (PDF). King County Elections. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Elections Results - General and Special Election" (PDF). King County Elections. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2019.

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