Councilmember Lisa Herbold's Staff

Newell Aldrich

Newell Aldrich

Legislative Assistant

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I'm a Seattle-area native and University of Washing graduate, with degrees in Political Science and Spanish. I have lived and worked in Spain and Alaska.

I formerly served as Legislative Aide to City Councilmember Nick Licata. My areas of focus included staffing the Finance committee, transportation, budget, utilities, neighborhood issues, the minimum wage, marijuana policy, nightlife and music, and environment and sustainability. I also served as public disclosure officer, and staffed issues related to the Council Presidency.When not working, I enjoy soccer, photography, swimming, cycling, and live music.

Alex Clardy

Alex Clardy

Legislative Assistant

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A seasoned political organizer, Alex has managed several political campaigns. Recently he moved back to the Seattle area where he grew up. Alex attended Eastern Washington University where he worked as a legislative liaison, and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Government. Alex served on the board of the Young Democrats of Washington, and was a fellow in the 2015 class of the Institute for a Democratic Future. When he's not working Alex enjoys running, skiing, and camping.

Jeanne Legault

Jeanne Legault

Legislative Assistant

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Jeanne was born and raised in D.C. and got politics in her blood at an early age. She holds a Ph.D. from Tulane University in Experimental Psychology (which comes in handy while working in politics!). She has worked as a field director and/or treasurer on countless campaigns over the last 25 years. She was awarded Democrat of the Year from the King County Democrats, State Committee Woman of the Year from the Washington State Democrats, and Heroine of the Campaign from the League of Women Voters on two separate occasions. She serves on the Executive Board of the 37th District Democrats. She is an avid music collector and photographer in her spare (???) time!

Shannon Perez-Darby

Shannon Perez-Darby

Legislative Assistant

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I come to city hall having spent that last 12 years working as a domestic violence and youth advocate within the LGBTQ community. My life’s work is to help create the conditions to support loving, equitable relationships and communities. My work on this topic can be found in the, The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities and Friendship as Social Justice Activism: Critical Solidarities in a Global Perspective, among other publications. In addition to my strong commitment to lifting up my queer, trans, Latinx and other communities of color I’m passionate about dancing, dogs and trashy reality television.