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A Partner for the People
In November of 2019, you helped me win a seat on the King County Council. I cannot thank you enough for that. Back then, we could have never predicted the unprecedented events of 2020 and 2021. But despite these challenges, I can safely say our region has risen to the moment and accomplished some amazing things.

With the community leading the way, my office has been able to secure major systemic and transformational victories that will be felt for generations to come.
Read about our victories
Girmay represents
King County’s District 2
South Seattle, Beacon Hill, the Rainier Valley, Seward Park, Skyway, the Central District, Capitol Hill, UW, Ravenna, and Laurelhurst
Girmay Zahilay
Girmay Zahilay is a King County Councilmember, an elected position governing 2.4 million people in King County, Washington. Girmay was born in Sudan to Ethiopian refugee parents and was raised in low-income public housing in the “South End” of Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Franklin High School, he received degrees from Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and worked in the Obama White House. His experiences growing up in public housing and going to public schools inspired him to pursue anti-poverty work through the Congressional Hunger Center and also to found Rising Leaders, Inc., a nonprofit that equips underserved middle school students with mentors and life skills training. Girmay ran for King County Council to offer bold solutions to problems that need immediate regional leadership. He has worked to build and maintain affordable housing for communities experiencing displacement, invest more in youth opportunities, build public transit in neighborhoods that have the highest need, reform the criminal legal system, and make the political process more inclusive across communities and generations.
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