Or at least that's what they've put down on paper so far. It's still a ways off, but look who's filed to run in the primary for city council in 2015, the first year our new district elections system will be in place (per the city's Ethics and Elections Commission):
Council Position 7 (Downtown/Queen Anne/Magnolia): Sally Bagshaw
Council Position 9 (At Large): Sally Clark
Council Position Undesignated: Tim Burgess, Bruce Harrell, Tom Rasmussen
And as of today, an outsider in West Seattle's District 1: Charles Redmond, a neighborhood/community activist and former chair of the city's neighborhood council, who tells the West Seattle Herald that he just filed today for a 2015 run. Not to be a dick, but a retirement-age white man isn't exactly the diverse new face that many supporters of district election systems are hoping for. No matter! Crap-tons of people will come out of the woodwork eventually, we're sure. And these folks above could still switch around if they wanted; they'll have till spring of 2015 to make a final decision. But they've also already banked money for these campaigns—Burgess $2,000, Clark $33,653, Harrell $50,337, and Rasmussen $44,906, according to the elections commission website.
I did put a quick word in to the council members who haven't filed yet—that's Nick Licata, Mike O'Brien, and Jean Godden—to ask if they've got plans. (I'm not asking Kshama Sawant before she's even sworn in this time, Jesus. But the gossip is that she hasn't decided.)
No word yet from Goldy on whether he'll run in 2015, either. But I wouldn't count on it, that insufferable chickenshit.