Councilmember Andrew Lewis' Staff

Kamilah Brown

Kamilah Brown

Legislative Assistant

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Kamilah Brown brings over fifteen years of public policy experience to her role as Policy Advisor. She is a native Seattleite, raised in the Central District. Kamilah is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in African American Studies, Public Policy. After graduating, she returned to Seattle and joined the staff of King County Councilmember Larry Gossett as Office Manager and Legislative Aide. At King County, she worked on numerous policy issues related to transit, mobility, public safety, criminal justice reform, health, racial equity and social justice and constituent relations. She serves on several nonprofit boards and is an engaged volunteer within our community.

Kamilah is dedicated to merging community organizing and activism to impact policy that can elevate the voices of historically marginalized communities at the local level. She believes access for all is important. Kamilah is excited to continue this work and join Councilmember Lewis’ team to serve the residents of District 7!

Issue Areas

  • Public Safety
  • Human Services
  • Labor Relations
Parker Dawson

Parker Dawson

Legislative Assistant

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Parker Dawson joins Councilmember Andrew Lewis’ office after serving as his Campaign Manager, with previous experience in business consulting and project management. Parker’s political involvement began as a grassroots organizer on campaigns such as I-940 in Washington, and has taken them as far as Washington, D.C. to conduct legislative research for the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce. In their role as District Director, Parker seeks to strengthen the lines of communication and advocacy between the people of District 7 and the City Council.

Originally from California, Parker graduated from The Thacher School and then Whitman College with a degree in Philosophy. They moved to Seattle in 2018.

Issue Areas

  • Land Use and Neighborhoods
  • Sustainability & Renters’ Rights
  • Campaign Finance Reform
  • Governance & Education
Maliq Phakdymanivong

Maliq Phakdymanivong

Legislative Assistant

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Maliq Phakdymanivong is joining our office after graduating from the University of Washington in 2021 with a degree in Political Science. He also studied Entrepreneurship and launched his own company at the beginning of his senior year. Along with his studies, Maliq cultivated his passion for videography and graphic design by volunteering for a local football training facility, eventually becoming the facility's Director of Media Production.

Maliq comes to us fresh off a local campaign creating digital media and leading the field effort, where he worked extensively in District 7. With his knowledge of the issues affecting District 7 and its constituents, we look forward to the work he will accomplish. Maliq will serve as a point-of-contact with my office and will assist in scheduling meetings with constituents.

Issue Areas

  • Scheduling
Jacob Thorpe

Jacob Thorpe

Legislative Assistant

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Jacob Thorpe joins Councilmember Andrew Lewis’ office as policy lead after serving the good people of Queen Anne, Magnolia, and Interbay as a legislative assistant in the office of state Representative Gael Tarleton. After graduating from the University of Washington in 2013, Jacob became the rare UW alum to immediately move to eastern Washington for the sole purpose of watching the Washington State University football and basketball teams, which he did as a “firm but fair” reporter for the Spokane Spokesman-Review until 2017.

In his spare time Jacob is active in local and less-local politics. He enjoys sports, theater, opera, and is a member of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation’s leadership fellowship.

Jacob hopes to be a trusted ally who serves the people of District 7 by enhancing the voices of those within underrepresented communities who have long been left out of municipal decision-making.

Issue Areas

  • Homelessness
  • Finance & Housing
  • Budget
  • Transportation