Hi there! I know, it’s been awhile since I posted. After winning my district primary with 60% of the votes, I have been relaxing and reconnecting with my family during the final weeks of summer vacation: enjoying the beautiful outdoors in Washington state, reading great books, and eating a lot of popsicles.
Now, alongside thousands of families across Seattle, I am sending my kids to their first days of the school year. My 4th and 3rd graders have finished their first week and my kindergartner and preschooler start tomorrow. So, I’m ready to kick off my campaign for the general election!
What’s different about the primary and general election is that it’s a city-wide election. All voters in Seattle can vote for me. While not a little daunting, because I have had so many meaningful and memorable conversations with voters in District 4, I am excited to engage with voters and take my message across Seattle.
I believe that my solutions-oriented campaign and what I bring to the table — my lived and learned experiences — resonated with so many voters in District 4 and will also resonate across our city, across to Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7. My growing list of endorsements from both elected officials and community leaders shows that I am what Seattle Public Schools needs right now. I aim to drive greater equity, accountability, and ultimately a healthy and thriving community for all of our students, staff, and families.
I’ve got 8 weeks until November 2nd. I’ll be posting regularly to my campaign blog and Facebook page — announcing new endorsements and campaign events. And as I meet with voters and community leaders, I will share with you what I have heard and learned from those conversations and how I hope to drive policies that address the real issues impacting our students.
If you are interested in supporting my campaign, donations are always appreciated and can be done quickly and easily via my website www.vivianforseattleschools.com. You can also help spread the word about my campaign, by talking to friends and family, sharing my posts on social media, and ultimately helping me get out the vote! Ballots go out on October 15th and need to be returned by November 2nd. Until then, I look forward to earning your vote!