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Newly elected councilmember Morales takes Oath of Office
Councilmember-elect Tammy J. Morales takes Oath of Office

Councilmember-elect Tammy J. Morales (District 2) takes the Oath of Office on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at El Centro De La Raza on Beacon Hill. The Council seat for District 2 - an area that includes Beacon Hill, Columbia City, Georgetown, Hillman City, parts of the International District, and Rainier Beach - fills the position of former Councilmember Bruce Harrell.

Morales worked for the Rainier Beach Action Coalition and served as a Seattle Human Rights Commissioner. She is trained as a community and regional planner, and has spent her career working with frontline communities on local issues including food security, displacement in low-income neighborhoods and community-centered development.

Morales previously served as a Legislative Director for a state representative in Texas, as a city budget analyst in New York, and ran a successful consulting firm on food access research and programming, with clients such as the City of Seattle and King County.   Raised by a single mother who always worked two jobs, Morales is a champion for families who struggle to find affordable housing and childcare.   Morales has been a Seattle resident for nearly 20 years. She is a mom with three kids - two in the Seattle Public School system and one a proud Viking at Portland State. Morales and her family call the Lakewood neighborhood home.


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