King County Council District 4 Candidates


Abigail Doerr


(4.25 stars)


Abigail Doerr is a first-time candidate who impressed us enough to earn the same rating as 25+ year political expert. Abigail represents the next gen of civic superheroes, and we think she’d make a good sequel, not a bad reboot.

Jeanne Kohl-Welles

(4.25 stars)


Jeanne Kohl-Welles, or JKW, has served in some elected position since 1992. That’s long enough to be referred to by people in-the-know as an acronym, and long enough to give us plenty to rate. As far as her priorities, values, and much of her work, JKW is good on middle-out economics, and doesn’t give airtime to trickle-down policies that frankly are pervasive with many so-called progressives who have been in office as long as her. We respect that.