About Tammy

I have lived in Seattle for nearly 20 years and served our community as Chair of the Seattle Human Rights Commission Chair and as a community organizer.

I understand the unique challenges facing District 2. I currently work with the Rainier Beach Action Coalition, a grassroots neighborhood development action coalition devoted to implementing neighborhood-responsive renewal and development, focusing specifically on the implementation of the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan Update.

I bring the skills and experience needed to solve the complex problems facing our District. I’ve spent years analyzing city and state policies and budgets as a legislative staffer, budget analyst, and food policy expert.

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, 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 for a healthy, happy life.