PROUD TO BE ENDORSED BY LOCAL & REGIONAL LEADERS, LABOR ORGANIZATIONS, AND SNOHOMISH COUNTY DEMOCRATS
I grew up in north Seattle and, after spending 10 years living abroad in Asia and Canada, settled in Edmonds with my family in 2014. We immediately felt a great connection with the community where our two daughters have been students in the Edmonds School District, my wife and I both work full time in public sector jobs in Snohomish County, and we’ve been active community volunteers.
Since being appointed to City Council in January 2020, my primary focus has been helping those most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. I authored and passed a moratorium on residential evictions, started the “Housing and Relief Fund” to support Edmonds residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, distributing $580,000 for housing, food and other life necessities. Serving as the Council representative on the city’s COVID-19 Recovery Task Force has kept me involved in tackling community health and safety issues and figuring out how to best support our local small businesses throughout the city.
I know that Edmonds residents care deeply for each other, and our community. You can see it in the community’s support for our businesses and nonprofits, and the committed volunteers who enable activities to continue even under the limiting conditions we face today.
We need to ensure that these community values are strengthened and spread as economic development and residential growth continues to transform the city. As we embark on major investments along the Highway 99 corridor, there are real opportunities to ensure that equitable opportunities and community resources are accessible to all of our residents.
Across the board, the residents of Edmonds face challenges every day. I believe our elected leaders also need to confront these challenges and make sound decisions for the future.
We have great opportunities to make Edmonds stronger for all.
I am honored to be endorsed by elected and local community leaders, and hope to continue serving our residents on the Edmonds City Council.
Professional and volunteer experience
My professional background includes more than 14 years of experience doing outreach and communications work, in both private and public sector positions. I currently do community outreach and engagement for Community Transit, the Snohomish County public transportation provider. My Edmonds volunteer work includes:
- Board Member (current President), Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation - 2019-present
- Volunteer, Edmonds Young Professionals - 2018-2019
- President, Friends of the Edmonds Library - 2017-2019
- Family Member, Edmonds Chamber of Commerce
I am also an avid runner, hiker, and urban cyclist, and have completed three 100-mile ultra runs.