Organizational Endorsements

“Where Pugel really stands apart is experience tackling complicated regional challenges. Pugel has the most knowledge of any city candidate about reducing crime while maintaining a compassionate response to homelessness and progressing on police reforms.”

“Jim Pugel has a strong history of leadership on gun violence prevention efforts in the City of Seattle, King County and Washington state. Jim has provided testimony in Olympia, consulted on policy development, and has been a supporter of all Alliance initiatives, including I-940. We know that Jim will continue to prioritize gun violence prevention efforts on the Seattle City Council.”
  • Northwest Asian Weekly
  • Teamsters 117
  • Tree PAC
  • The Seattle Medium
  • Seattle Gay News
  • Humane Voters of Washington
  • Amalgamated Transit Union
  • Seattle Hospitality for Progress
  • Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy
  • Washington Technology Industry Association
  • Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) gives Jim Pugel its highest ranking in District 7

Elected Officials and Community Leaders

  • Sally Bagshaw, District 7 Councilmember
  • Reuven Carlyle, State Senator, 36th LD
  • Jamie Pedersen, State Senator, 43rd LD
  • Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Mitzi Johanknecht, King County Sheriff
  • Larry Gossett, King County Councilmember
  • David Wertheimer, former Deputy Director for Pacific Northwest Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation*
  • Melinda Giovengo, YouthCare* Executive Director
  • Gregg Alex, Matt Talbot Center* Executive Director
  • Eric Trupin, Director of UW Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy*
  • Justice Bobbe and Jon Bridge
  •  Charles T. Royer, Former Seattle Mayor
  • Phil Fujii, Former Deputy Mayor and Vulcan* Public Policy Specialist
  • Jan Drago, Former Seattle City Council President
  • Tom Graff, Board Member of the Belltown Business Association and President of Ewing & Clark, Inc.*

  • Larry Cali, retired KING 5 TV News Reporter & Producer
  • Margaret Pageler, former Seattle City Council Member
  • Sue Donaldson, former Seattle City Council Member
  • Mike and Donna James
Endorsement from Jason Williams​: "Dear friends and neighbors – With ballots expected to arrive this week, the race for Seattle City Council is again top of mind. I will be voting for Jim Pugel and hope you join me. Here is why…"
  • Hari Seldon
  • Carole Jordan
  • Ken Hunt
  • Charley Royer
  • Doug McElroy
  • Malcolm Witter
  • Steve Berard
  • Marty Bisch
  • Paul Kraabel
  • Joan Kiefner
  • Tom Garcia
  • Nita Rinehart
  • Don and Bobbie Barnhart
  • Anne Bremner
  • Donald Immerwahr
  • Rich Berkowitz
  • Emily Evans
  • Michael Cuppetelli
  • Patti Kimerer
  • William Chao
  • Ann Doll
  • Brian Smith
  • William Justen
  • Paul Kimerer
  • John Nagy
  • Geoff Prentiss
  • Mohamed Said
  • Ros Posthuma
  • Mark Roe
  • Celeste Gazarek
  • Bruce Richards
  • Mike O’Byrne
  • Mike Roberts
  • Paul Gutowski
  • Joseph Nickerson
  • Beth Knox
  • Leo Poort
  • Deborah Ferguson
  • David D. Lewis
  • Joe Blattner
  • Stephen Larson
  • Edward Pasatiempo
  • Andrew Greene
  • Michael Velling
  • Susan Radant
  • Mike Hughes