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Genevieve Jones

Genevieve Jones

Legislative Aide

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Genevieve.Jones@seattle.gov

Genevieve Jones' passion for politics stems from her father's dedicated civil service, her mother's unending empathy, and her sister's unwavering principles. As a Legislative Assistant to Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) Genevieve leverages her skills in communications, scheduling, and LGBTQ advocacy to make equity a reality in her hometown. Her commitment to justice is informed by her work with (im)migrants at the Northwest Immigrants Project and on the US-Mexico border as a recipient of the Davis Projects for Peace Grant. Genevieve graduated cum laude from Whitman College with distinction in Politics. Born in Seattle and raised in the Netherlands, she will staunchly defend evergrey weather as the perfect climate for reading, cooking, and listening to good music - her favorite activities.

Issue Areas

  • Scheduling
  • Communications
  • LGBTQ Advocacy
  • Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
Cody Reiter

Cody Reiter

Legislative Aide

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Cody.Reiter@seattle.gov

Cody Reiter joins Councilmember Gonzalez's team on an interim basis and brings with him three years of experience from the New York City Council where he worked as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Majority Leader's office. He earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and later spent time living in South America before moving to Queens, NY. Cody's family's roots are here in the Pacific Northwest, and he recently moved to Seattle to be closer to his extended family. Most of his sports team allegiances remain in New York, but he is working on adopting the Seahawks and fitting in among the blue and green.

Issue Areas

  • Paid family leave
  • Environment
  • City Light and Utilities
  • Land use and zoning
  • Education
  • Economic development
  • Housing
  • Budget
Brianna Thomas

Brianna Thomas

Legislative Aide

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Brianna.Thomas@seattle.gov

Brianna Thomas joins Councilmember Gonzalez's office with a career as both activist and organizer. Brianna began her community work at the Church Council of Greater Seattle and further honed her political acumen serving as aide in the State House and Senate. She also served as campaign manager for several cycles including "Yes for SeaTac" and "Honest Elections Seattle".

Bringing a voracious appetite for ensuring everyone is heard, accessibility is of paramount importance to Brianna. In her role as legislative aide, Brianna aspires to establish relationships with the community and to create an open dialog across the city.

A self-proclaimed "ARMY brat", Brianna moved to Seattle in 2005. She earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Washington, has a soft spot in her heart for the Senior Center of West Seattle and in her free time she fancies herself an insufferable Steven Hauschka fan.

Issue Areas

  • Community outreach
  • Paid family leave
  • Labor standards
  • Ethics and elections
  • Emergency management
  • Regional committee relations
  • Domestic violence prevention
  • Police accountability and public safety