About Councilmember Rob Johnson

A 5th generation Seattle resident, father, urban planner, and long-time transportation advocate, Rob is proud to represent Northeast Seattle's District 4 as its first district-based City Councilmember.

After graduating from University Prep, Rob got his degree in Political Science from Willamette University before earning his Masters in Urban Planning from UCLA.

Professionally, Rob spent 10 years working for Transportation Choices Coalition (a statewide nonprofit dedicated to expanding multi-modal transportation infrastructure), serving as Executive Director from 2008 to 2015. During that time he led campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to improve mobility in our city, county, and state - including the expansion of light rail to Northeast Seattle with three stations in District 4.

Since taking office in 2016, Rob has worked tirelessly to make Seattle a more livable, affordable, and transit-connected city. Rob currently chairs the Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee, serves as vice chair of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee, and serves as a member of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans, and Education Committee. Rob also serves on the Sound Transit Board of Directors, chairs the Puget Sound Regional Council's Transportation Policy Board, and is also a member of the Growth Management Planning Council of King County.

Rob has spent more than 25 years working, living, or going to school in NE Seattle, and currently lives in Ravenna with his wife and three daughters.