Seattle Pi
Sawant turns down Democracy Vouchers, challanger Yarce accepts.

Nonprofit executive Beto Yarce is off to a quick start in his challenge to militant socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant. Yarce has collected the signatures and small donations needed to qualify for the city's Democracy Voucher program of public campaign financing. Sawant has, however, refused to participate in the public campaign financing program approved by Seattle voters in 2015, which sets an overall $150,000,000 limit. … Read More

Madison Park Times
Yarce gets down to business | Entrepreneurial nonprofit director discusses bid for District 3

Beto Yarce is looking to put his business acumen to work for Seattle’s District 3, and believes he can bring a more unifying voice to the city council than the two-time incumbent. The one-time undocumented immigrant, business owner, and now director of a nonprofit that helps low-income entrepreneurs incubate their businesses and provides training and loan assistance, Yarce announced his campaign during a press conference in late November. … Read More

The Stranger
Beto Yarce Announces City Council Campaign in Kshama Sawant’s District 3

Entrepreneur and non-profit director Beto Yarce outlined his campaign platform for City Council Thursday morning, pledging to bring back a new head tax, build more affordable housing, and better engage the city’s business community. Yarce is running in District 3 and formally announced his campaign at El Cuento Preschool on Capitol Hill. … Read More

Capitol Hill Blog
‘Beto for Seattle’ — from Capitol Hill’s little pink house to a run for City Hall

When he first arrived on Capitol Hill in the early 2000s, Beto Yarce’s living arrangements were pretty typical for a young, gay person in their 20s. You may have seen his home — it was hard to miss the little pink house on John just above Broadway. “I lived with three drag queens and two of my friends were women from Mexico and that’s how it really started, my journey here, you know,” Yarce tells CHS. “I’m seeing the different components of the CD and Capitol Hill and the complex diversity and, now, the needs of having this movement today.” … Read More

Beto Yarce running for Kshama Sawant’s Seattle City Council seat

Weeks after the midterm elections, candidates are announcing plans to run for Seattle City Council seats. Beto Yarce plans to run for Councilmember Kshama Sawant's seat in 2019. Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant will be facing challenger Beto Yarce in next year's election should she decide to run for re-election. … Read More

Q13 Fox
New candidate emerges for Kshama Sawant’s Seattle City Council seat

SEATTLE – Controversial Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant has a challenger vying for her seat. Beto Yarce, a native of Mexico who serves as executive director for a Seattle nonprofit, officially launched his campaign Thursday in a press conference at El Cuento Preschool. Yarce will challenge Sawant for the seat representing District 3, which includes Capitol Hill, the Central District, and Madrona. The seat, along with six others on the council, are up for grabs in 2019. … Read More

Beto Yarce to run for Kshama Sawant’s Seattle council seat

SEATTLE - Beto Yarce, a former business owner who now heads a local nonprofit, announced Thursday he will run for Kshama Sawant's seat on the Seattle City Council. Yarce kicked off his campaign at El Cuento Preschool, announcing he will run to represent residents of the Council's District 3, which includes the Capitol Hill, Leschi, Central District, Madison Park, Madison Valley and Montlake neighborhoods. … Read More

Meet the 2018 Crosscut Courage Awards Honorees

Beto Yarce considered himself luckier than most immigrants when he came to the U.S. from Mexico 15 years ago. His education, his English language skills and the financial support of his family allowed him to maneuver through the many roadblocks on his path to entrepreneurship. Yet he saw the hardships others faced and did something about it. … Read More