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About Councilmember Tammy J. Morales

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales

Council district: 2
In office since: 2020 
Current term: January 2020 - December 2024

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales was elected to the Seattle City Council in 2019.

As an experienced community organizer and advocate, Morales worked for the Rainier Beach Action Coalition and served as a Seattle Human Rights Commissioner.

Morales is trained as a community and regional planner, and has spent her career working with frontline communities on local issues including food security, displacement in low-income neighborhoods and community-centered development.

Morales previously served as a Legislative Director for a state representative in Texas, as a city budget analyst in New York, and ran a successful consulting firm on food access research and programming, with clients such as the City of Seattle and King County.

Raised by a single mother who always worked two jobs, Morales is a champion for families who struggle to find affordable housing and childcare.

Morales has been a Seattle resident for nearly 20 years. She is a mom with three kids - two in the Seattle Public School system and one a proud Viking at Portland State. Morales and her family call the Lakewood neighborhood home.