Thank you for taking time today to visit my web page and for your interest in my campaign for Seattle City Council, District 6.
I am running because I want to help create strong local action on the urgent issues of climate change, housing affordability, more and easier transportation options, and homelessness in Seattle. Accessibility, civic education, and social justice, including police accountability are also incredibly important issues.
For the past 30 years, it has been a privilege to work alongside so many in our community in a variety of public service roles. Currently, I am a planner for Seattle Parks and Recreation. Previously, I worked for the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods for almost 20 years as a neighborhood liaison and a grant funder for community groups. Prior to that, I worked at Seattle City Light as an environmental and natural resources specialist. I have also been a proud member of IFPTE Local 17 for 30 years.
My volunteer work includes service on the board of the Phinney Neighborhood Association (board president), the Washington Environmental Council’s Political Action Committee (WENPAC), the downtown Metrocenter YMCA, and Listen and Talk School for children with hearing loss.
We all face personal challenges in our lives. As someone who has experienced hearing loss since birth, I am able to best understand people through wearing cochlear implants and reading lips. While surmounting this challenge is a continual, lifelong pursuit, it has given me valuable perspective, including a firm understanding of the capacity of government to change and improve lives. Many of the services that have been available to me throughout my life were possible because we as a larger community understood that they were important to those who needed them.
As the campaign progresses, I very much welcome your thoughts and ideas as we consider the challenges and opportunities ahead for District 6 and our city.
With deepest thanks,