About Tammy

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Tammy’s Background

I was raised by a single mother who always worked two jobs. Finding affordable child care was a constant struggle; too often I ended up home alone. Now I’m a mom with three kids of my own in Seattle Public schools, and for me it’s as clear as ever that working families shouldn’t have to struggle so hard to make ends meet. It doesn’t matter where you come from, what color your skin is, who you love, or how you worship; if you work for a living, you should be making a living that supports your family. Our communities only thrive when every single one of us has a fair shot at a happy, healthy life.

I’ve been in Seattle for almost twenty years, working and advocating for Seattle’s communities of color, most recently as a community organizer for Rainier Beach Action Coalition and as a Human Rights Commissioner. I am trained as a community and regional planner— having spent my career working with frontline communities to bring about food security and healthy food access to low-income neighborhoods. I believe that with my experience having served as a Legislative Director and budget analyst in the Texas Legislature, as well as my dedication to working with community here in Seattle, I will effectively serve the diverse neighborhoods and interests of our district.

“We need to shift power from the wealthy to the regular working people of Seattle so everyone can share in the prosperity of the vibrant communities we’ve built.”

— Tammy Morales

Working for YOU

Unfortunately, Seattle has become a city ruled by lobbyists and strategists with easy access to power. The consequences of this are obvious. When our community offers solutions to our housing crisis, we are met with corporate power and enormous spending to oppose change— all the while our poor communities and communities of color continue to get pushed out of Seattle. The gap between those with everything they need and the most vulnerable has only continued to widen despite our city’s tremendous growth.

We can change this. We just need the right leader to do it. I’m proud to have the endorsement of both elected leaders and community leaders who believe I can get the job done.

Endorsements

Elected Officials

Pramila Jayapal

U.S. Representative, WA-07

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Rebecca Saldaña

State Senator, 37th Dist.

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Teresa Mosqueda

Seattle City Council Member, District 8

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Cary Moon

Urban Planner and Activist

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Larry Gossett

King County Councilmember

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Nikkita Oliver

Organizer & Attorney

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Organizations

SEIU 775
King County Young Democrats
UFCW 21
37th LD Democrats
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
Seattle Education Association
NW Carpenter’s Union
Unite Here Local 8
SEIU 925
ILWU Local 19
Teamsters Local 117
Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment
National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington
WA Housing Alliance Action Fund
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
Seattle Subway
King County Democrats
Sierra Club of Seattle
Transit Riders Union
The Stranger
The Urbanist
Planned Parenthood Votes NW&H
MLK Labor

Community Leaders

Katrina Sanford

Co-chair of the Seattle LGBTQ Commission*

Sherrill Jackson-Vaughan

Educator and neighborhood advocate

Violet Lavatai

Tenants rights advocate

Chio Saeteurn

Community leader and activist

Farhiya Mohamed

Executive Director Somali Family Safety Task Force*

Ximena Velazquez-Arenas

Community activist

Elena Perez

Workers rights advocate

Alexis Oliver Turla

Community advocate

David Sauvion

Neighborhood and equitable development advocate

Karla Esquivel

Small business owner

Daniel Goodman

Community and labor organizer

Maggie Humphreys

State Board Member, National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington*

Larry Reid

Georgetown small business owner

EJ Juarez

Community advocate

Reagan Jackson

Writer, artist, traveler, teacher, and activist

Devin Glaser

Public utility advocate

Jenny Frankl

Neighborhood safety advocate

Cliff Cawthon

Educator and community activist

Patrice Thomas

Equitable Development and Neighborhood Advocate

Frank Irigon

Race and social justice activist, community leader

Heidi Park

Chinatown/ID resident and community organizer

Jon Gould

Child and Family Advocate

Cary Moon

Urban Planner and Activist

Nafiso Sama

Community Leader

Joan Yoshitomi

Community leader and K-12 Education advocate

*Organization for identification purposes only

Support the Campaign

Together we can declare our right to the city and build the future we all deserve. Will you join me in this fight?