I was born and raised in Ballard and my parents, both social workers, raised me with a sense of community. Our neighbors were school teachers, welders, plumbers, electricians, and fishermen. We are at a time of change in our city, another rebirth. Over the last decade we have grown into a large city, and now we have a moment to truly remake our downtown AND make our neighborhoods even more vibrant. This work is already underway: the proof-of-concepts have already been tried, the prototypes are currently being used, and now we are scaling these plans city and District 6 wide. Born and raised in this city I know where we have come from and I see the horizon of the next growth spurt that our city will make – while taking care of our own backyards.
In my first six months in office I responded to an international pandemic, a recession, a national civil rights reckoning, and civil unrest. For most people just one of these events would knock them down, and I work every day to bridge differences, solve intractable problems, and reset our city’s foundation for a brighter future – to be the gem of the Northwest and nation.
With over a decade of legislative experience I know how to get things done. I’ve worked as a legislative aide and policy advisor at the City of Seattle, the Washington State Legislature, the Oregon State Legislature, and the Alliance for Gun Responsibility. I have coordinated with the state, county, city, and local groups to fund transportation projects, developed green building codes, and improved our parks. It’s that knowledge and community commitment that I bring to City Hall as your Councilmember. This is why I work half the week from my D6 District office located at the Ballard Library. You shouldn’t have to go out of your way to have your voice heard at City Hall which is why my weekly office hours are held at my D6 District Office.
I will continue to work with you to build a Seattle we can be proud of by increasing public safety, addressing homelessness, ensuring that all Seattlites have an affordable place to call home, connecting our bus and bike lanes, supporting our small businesses, and expanding affordable childcare programs.
I want to hear what is most important to you, please reach out and let me know so I can represent your voice in City Hall.