BIOGRAPHY & RESUME OF PHILLIP TAVEL
Your Candidate for Seattle City Council, District 1.
Experienced executive level director, trial attorney community organizer and entrepreneur. Demonstrated leadership with neighborhood groups, businesses and non-profits. Proven track record of inspiring civic engagement with diverse communities. Passionate, persuasive and a dynamic public speaker with extensive fundraising experience. Strategic planning and fiscal management experience in multiple fields. 15 years of experience with all facets of the criminal justice system in Seattle and King County.
"As an Administrative Law judge and public defense attorney, I've seen how local government is failing all of us – especially our most vulnerable. Seattle City Council needs to stop saying 'yes' to everything and re-focus on the basics, like keeping our neighborhoods clean, safe, and prosperous for all. This is a time to focus on public service, not politics.”
Tavel's experience serving as an Administrative Law Judge has given him a unique perspective on the struggles residents face that often go overlooked in Seattle. He has heard hundreds of cases from those in financial distress, and he has seen firsthand the consequences of government inaction. His approach to City Council will be informed by the experiences of the people serves, with a focus on ensuring that all residents of Seattle have access to the resources they need to thrive.