I hope to earn your trust and demonstrate that I am the right person to lead our next chapter.
I grew up in a working-class family in Federal Way, the son of a teacher and a butcher. Because of strong public schools, hard work, and my parents’ sacrifices, I graduated from Seattle Pacific University and later Yale University with an MBA. I sharpened my experience on a career path touching Microsoft, College Board, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other world-leading organizations.
My wife and I chose to return to Seattle and now raise our young daughter in this place we love.
Much is being said about the state of our city. Neighbors lament soaring housing costs. They swap stories about the Mercer Mess. They express concerns about walking home at night. They wonder what their tax dollars are buying.
These are deeply-felt concerns. Talking points won’t do; we deserve action.
In conversations with neighbors, I also hear a desire to shift focus to the future. In this future, neighbors describe a Seattle celebrated for economic equity, natural beauty, and vibrant culture. They describe a hopeful future for their children and grandchildren.
I share this vision. As your council member, I will work tirelessly to make it a reality.
I will work to maintain job growth and do so by investing in transit infrastructure and affordable housing, and by enabling small business success.
Our children should be the best source of talent for our future jobs. I will prioritize universal access to affordable, high-quality childcare and early learning because every child deserves a fair start in life. I will also make critical improvements to workforce development.
As our city grows, I will protect and enhance our open spaces—like Discovery Park and the Waterfront—that give Seattle its natural beauty and grant us a way to reconnect with nature. These spaces can inspire the next generation of climate scientists and conservationists.
I will invest in arts and culture and protect the diverse communities that make our city vibrant. I will ensure that everyone has a voice in shaping our city’s culture and neighborhoods.
This vision is possible if we restore trust to local government. I will listen, earn your trust, and maintain it through honesty and transparency. Accountability begins with your vote.
Help me create a more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable Seattle.
I would be honored to earn your vote.
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