How to reach your elected officials

Whatever your views, it is important to exercise your rights as a citizen by communicating with your elected officials. Below is contact information federal, state, and local elected officials who represent you.

How to reach the Seattle Mayor and City Council members

Mayor Jenny Durkan accepts comments from the public by e-mail. You can also leave a comment on-line at http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/get-involved/contact-the-mayor (the system will reject any message of more than about 500 words). You can also reach Mayor Durkan by letter (which can be longer!) at 600 Fourth Avenue, 7th floor, P.O. Box 94749, Seattle, WA 98124-4749, or by fax at 206-684-5360. The Mayor’s reception phone is 206-684-4000.

You can reach all nine City Councilmembers with this single e-mail address: council@seattle.gov. However, an e-mail is more likely to be effective if it is addressed to a single Councilmember (that is, if you wish to write to all Councilmembers, you are wise to take the time to send nine separately addressed e-mails). The e-mail addresses are as follows: alex.pedersen@seattle.gov, dan.strauss@seattle.gov, andrew.lewis@seattle.gov, tammy.morales@seattle.gov; teresa.mosqueda@seattle.gov, lisa.herbold@seattle.gov, lorena.gonzalez@seattle.gov, debora.juarez@seattle.gov, and kshama.sawant@seattle.gov.

The U.S. mail address is: 600 Fourth Avenue, 2nd floor, P.O. Box 34025, Seattle, WA 98124-4025. It was long thought that a typed or handwritten U.S. mailed letter is more likely to be noticed in a City Council or Mayoral office than is an e-mail. However, in recent years, it is not clear whether U.S. mail is receiving as much attention, given growing concern that it could be deliberately or unintentionally contaminated with poison or an infection.

On issues of relevance to Eastlake, you are welcome to send a copy to the Eastlake Community Council at info@eastlakeseattle.org. Doing so alerts ECC to your concerns so we can keep you informed and involved about follow-up.