Video: Seattle mayoral candidates in first major forum

SEATTLE -- Mayor Mike McGinn and his seven opponents in the 2013 mayoral race met in the first major public forum of the election season Monday night.

The "Super South Seattle Mayor's Forum" sponsored by the 11th, 34th and 37th District Democrats was held at South Seattle Community College.

Q13 FOX News political reporter C.R. Douglas, who moderated the forum, gave his assessment afterward in the video above.

In addition to McGinn, who is seeking a second term, the mayoral field includes City Councilmen Bruce Harrell and Tim Burgess, former City Councilman Peter Steinbrueck, state Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, businessman Charlie Staadecker, Greenwood activist Kate Martin and Socialist Workers Party candidate Mary Martin.

On Tuesday, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. most of the candidates will meet in another public forum -- this one on education -- sponsored by the Central District's Community and Parents for Public Schools.  This forum will be held at Garfield High School Commons, at 400 23rd Ave.

The primary election will be held Aug. 6.