Cary Moon

photo of Cary Moon“What I learned in running for mayor was to always frame arguments as vision, problem, solution – and then end with a call to action, a “together we can” message. That way, you’re three-fourths positive, and you don’t get people wrapped up in the despair that occurs if you lead with a problem.”


Cary Moon is an urban planning activist in Seattle who co-founded the People’s Waterfront Coalition in 2004 and placed second in the Seattle election for mayor in 2017. She has persistently advocated for green transportation, affordable housing, and prioritizing Seattle’s natural ecosystems. In 2007, she was awarded a Stranger Genius Award for prohibiting an elevated freeway and helping to reopen Seattle’s waterfront.