SEATAC CITY COUNCIL ENDORSEMENTS
Recently, HEA partnered with the MLK King County Labor Council to interview SeaTac City Council candidates. Three candidates earned our endorsement, two social workers and a union organizer. Iris Guzmán is a social worker for Tyee and Chinook and is a HEA member.
In addition, there are other ways we can support these worthy candidates:
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Share our endorsements with your friends and neighbors.
Vote in the primary. Ballots drop July 16th and are due August 3rd. Register to vote or update your address here.
Join WEAPAC or make an additional $20.21 contribution to help support pro-education, pro-labor candidates in Highline and around the state.
Attend our Labor Picnic on Friday, August 13th, 3:30 PM-6:30 PM at the Nori Shelter, Seahurst Park to meet local candidates. Click here for the Facebook Event link.
Iris Guzmán (Position 6)
Iris Guzmán is a social worker and a Rep on the HEA Rep Council. Living and working in SeaTac, she is uniquely positioned to recognize the strengths and act on the needs of SeaTac students, families, and educators. Ms. Guzman is an advocate for worker rights, affordable housing, food security, and transparency in government decisions. She was actively involved in the previous SeaTac City Council election in which two out of four progressive candidates were elected to the city council and feels more than ready to take on this challenge.
Jake Simpson (Position 2)
Jake Simpson, a union organizer for Unite Here, Local 8. He is lifelong progressive fighting for the rights of workers and marginalized community members. This fall, his daughter will start kindergarten at Madrona Elementary. We anticipate reaching out to him for vocal support on school board races, bond and levy campaigns, and the hiring of our next superintendent.
Mohamed Egal (Position 4)
will appear on the November ballot only
Mohamed Egal is a social worker for King County Superior Court. He arrived in the US as a Somali refugee in the 1990s and has been an active leader in the SeaTac community and the Somali refugee community since then. During the last election cycle HEA supported Mr. Egal as a community member whose voice will reflect the needs of families and small business owners. We believe his experiences as a social worker will guide his decisions in the types of community services SeaTac funds.