Elected Experience: None
Other Professional Experience: Known for bringing people together, I’ve moved the region forward on transportation. As Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition, I led efforts to break through political gridlock, unleashing over $25 billion in transit, bike, and pedestrian investments in Washington State. I will bring this energy and effectiveness to all the issues we care about, like education and the environment. I’ve also worked as an attorney (Pierce Transit and WashPIRG) and a teacher (Youth Tutoring Program).
Education: Boston College Law School; University of Washington; Shoreline public schools (Lake Forest Park Elementary, Kellogg, and Shorecrest).
Community Service: Sound Transit Citizen Oversight Panel; Americorps Volunteer
Statement: “I’m a regional transportation leader, environmental champion, lawyer, and mom with proven problem-solving skills, executive experience, and passion for public service. I believe we can reach our potential as a community when we invest in great public schools, affordable higher education, transit-friendly neighborhoods, and our diverse economic base. I will defend family planning and health care access for all.”
Raised in Lake Forest Park and NE Seattle, a public school and UW graduate, Jessyn is endorsed by Washington Conservation Voters; Democrats including Executive Dow Constantine, Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw, Mike O’Brien, Tim Burgess; and former State Senator Nita Rinehart.