Councilmember Juarez's Staff

BrynDel Swift

BrynDel Swift

Legislative Assistant

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BrynDel Swift was born in Seattle and grew up in Bellingham and Lacey. After graduation from Smith College in western Massachusetts she returned to the Pacific NW to work on Initiative 120, a number of local city council campaigns, and for the Women's Political Caucus. BrynDel joined the staff of King County Councilmember Larry Phillips doing external relations in the district before serving as Chief of Staff. At King County, she worked on numerous regional growth management, water quality, parks, open space and environmental issues as well as annual review of the King County budget. She is looking forward to working for Debora Juarez and District 5!

Tyler Emsky

Tyler Emsky

Legislative Assistant

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Tyler Emsky originally hails from the charming town of Fall City in Washington’s Snoqualmie Valley (traffic lights: 0, combination flower shops/gun stores: 1). He is a proud graduate of the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, a program which stoked his interest in government policy and led to an internship in US Rep. Adam Smith’s congressional office. After a stint in the private sector Tyler moved to the campaign world by working as a field organizer, first for the successful campaign to create a Seattle Park District and then for a state senate contest. His deep love for Seattle led him to leap at the opportunity to serve as the Juarez campaign manager and continue to work for the Councilmember at City Hall.

He spends his spare time reading biographies and data-driven political blogs, rock climbing, and searching for the best fried chicken in Seattle.

Negheen Kamkar

Negheen Kamkar

Legislative Assistant

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Negheen worked most recently for WA State Representative Judy Clibborn on key statewide transportation projects. While working in Olympia, Negheen was a founder & program director of the Open Pathways Mentorship Program to mentor, engage and diversify the workforce in and around the Washington State Legislature. She served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Olympia, is a current Board Member for the National Women’s Political Caucus of WA and a recent IDF fellow.

Negheen dedicates her continued education & advocacy to understanding how policy can elevate voices of historically marginalized communities at the local level. She is excited to continue this work and join Councilmember Juarez’s team to serve the people of District 5!

Shayna Daitch

Shayna Daitch

Legislative Assistant

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Shayna Daitch got her start in politics in middle school, when her mother took her to volunteer for a local judicial race. Since then, she's worked or volunteered on a campaign every eleciton cycle. She previously was a staffer on campaigns for President Barack Obama, Senator Claire McCaskill, and the Miami Dolphins.

For nearly two years, she worked for Planned Parenthood Federation of America's in-house consulting firm. In this capacity, she helped organize the PPAF endorsement announcement event for Hillary Clinton and managed a team of 10 organizers who helped build Planned Parenthood's membership base and turned out members to vote for Hillary in 13 states during the 2016 Democratic Primary. She also helped to block defunding of Planned Parenthood in Ohio and led a victorious citizen lobbying effort to pass mandatory sexual violence education legislation in Alaska.

She is currently a legislative assistant and research director to Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez. In her spare time, Shayna likes to make political jewelry, watches Game of Thrones & Scandal, and loves to explore new places.