Phil Tavel

Vote Phil Tavel for change and progress in Seattle City Council District 1.

Offering public service over politics.

Phillip Tavel for District 1 in Seattle

Endorsed by: SW Mountain States Carpenters

We are extremely proud and humbled to announce the sole endorsement of the Southwest Mountain States Carpenters of Phil Tavel for Seattle City Council, District 1.

The Southwest Mountain States Regional Council of Carpenters represents nearly 90,000 Carpenters in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Alaska.

Hi! I'm Phil Tavel and I'm running for Seattle City Council District 1

I'm a longtime community leader in West Seattle, accomplished attorney, and Administrative Law Judge.  In the past I taught high school physics and even launched my own gaming company where I managed a team of over 35 employees.  I'm currently running for the newly-redrawn District 1 Seattle City Council seat, and I'm committed to providing public service over politics.

Calls to Action

Public Service Over Politics

Phil Tavel cleaning up garbage in District 1-

Public Safety

The continued rise in crime is hurting everyone, especially our most vulnerable.

While not every crisis needs an armed response, people still need to be held accountable when they victimize others.

Homelessness - Photo By Patrick Robinson


In 2005, a 10 year plan to end homelessness was announced.

Nearly 20 years and billions of taxpayer dollars later, the problem is worse than ever.

West Seattle - Photo By Patrick Robinson

Fiscal Responsibility

In a city as wealthy as Seattle, we can not continue to throw away money on pet projects, failed programs, and endless planning that goes nowhere.

Community Endorsements

"I've seen Phil's commitment and dedication to public service and the people of District 1 for several years and it's been deep, consistent, and authentic!"

~ Dave Cotter (Technology Entrepreneur)

Community Action

Phil doesn't just talk about what is going on in the community...he is actively engaged. Whether he is helping to clean garbage from our local green spaces, delivering food and clean socks to the Union Gospel Mission, or reaching out to local communities to see how he can be of service... Phil is always looking for opportunities to make his district better

Learn More About the Updated Boundaries of District 1

The boundaries of District 1 have expanded east to include Georgetown, the Industrial District, SODO, and Pioneer Square.

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Tavel For Seattle
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Together, let's address key issues, amplify community voices, and implement effective policies that enhance livability and promote inclusivity. Join me in building a stronger, more vibrant District 1.

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