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TANYA WOO MIGHT BE SEATTLE'S NEWEST SEATTLE COUNCILMEMBER ... BUT SHE ISN'T NEW TO SEATTLE'S BIGGEST CHALLENGES.
Tanya brings years of experience fighting for Seattle's most vulnerable. As a community activist, she led street-level safety patrols, provided aid to unhoused neighbors, and fought gentrification and racism. On City Council, Tanya wants to re-focus Seattle City Council on keeping its most basic promises. She'll be a common-sense voice to get local government back on track.
 

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A MESSAGE FROM TANYA

It's an honor to be your newest Seattle City Councilmember.|
 

 

Seattle is my hometown and I have deep roots here.  I grew up on Beacon Hill and spent my childhood working in my family's restaurant and bakery in Wallingford, U-District, Seattle Center and in the Chinatown International District. Today, my family and I operate a legacy restaurant and affordable housing complex. I deeply love Seattle and its diverse neighborhoods.  I know these neighborhoods.  I know the difference between Alki Beach, Pritchard Beach and Matthews Beach.


Seattle is a beautiful city with incredible resources. Regional leadership has failed on some basic commitments. People do not feel safe in their communities, and it's getting harder and harder to afford to live here which threatens our underserved communities most.  Many in our immigrant, refugee and non-English speaking communities are the furthest away from services.
 

 

It's time to change that.

Seattle can make progress if leadership is hardworking, collaborative, and action-oriented. When South Seattle neighborhoods saw increasing crime, I organized community safety patrols. When I saw friends and neighbors being priced out, I worked to convert the historic Louisa Hotel into workforce housing. I've fought for government accountability, and I've administered Narcan to an unhoused neighbor suffering an overdose. 

 

On City Council, I'm proud to bring hard work, common sense, and a belief that Seattle's progressive values demand real progress. 

 

I hope to earn your vote.

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PRIORITIES

Seattle is facing many big challenges. Unfortunately, for years, local leaders failed to address them realistically.

I believe that Seattle City Council needs to get back to what matters: keeping Seattle a safe, affordable place to live.

As your Councilmember, I'm willing to say "no" to the failed approaches of the past. Here's how I'm working to change Seattle's approach.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Two things are clear:
 

  1. We need to fix the institutional culture at the Seattle Police Department that badly need change.
     

  2. Everyone, especially the vulnerable, needs well-funded and well-staffed 911 response.
     

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HOMELESSNESS

Seattle should be a leader on addressing homelessness. Our voters are compassionate, and willing to invest in proven situations. Unfortunately, regional leadership has wasted precious time and money on service providers that can't prove they deliver results.

We know what really works – addiction treatment, crisis intervention, and programs that break the daily cycle of street life. I'll focus investments on the programs.
 

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AFFORDABILITY

A record number of Seattle residents say they might have to leave because of the cost of living. Working families are priced out of owning a home, and many can't even afford rent.  City Council should be part of the solution.

With a background in developing affordable housing, I'm passionate about keeping Seattle that's within reach for teachers, nurses, service workers, and fixed-income seniors. I'll work on creative solutions to build much-needed affordable housing.

 

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