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All District Four staff members can help you navigate King County government services and assist you with your questions and community projects. Each staff member tracks specific issue areas and follows up on constituent concerns.

Adam Cooper
Chief of Staff
Adam feels exceptionally fortunate to work alongside such a strong team of people supporting a Councilmember whose exemplary record as a public servant is an honor to be a part of. When he is not putting out the various fires that come up in an average day, he covers these committees and areas:

  • Municipal, state and federal relations
  • 4Culture
  • Mountains-to-Sound Greenway Trust
  • Land use, zoning & development
  • Veterans’ issues
  • Arts, culture & heritage

Tania Santiago Pastrana
Executive Legislative Aide
Tania brings dynamic energy, precise organization, and flawless professionalism to her role as the first point of contact for Councilmember Kohl-Welles’ office. She deftly handles the following:

  • Scheduling
  • Constituent correspondence
  • Community relations
  • Event planning
  • Accounting

Lauren Vlas
Policy Analyst
Lauren brings a deep knowledge of Countywide issues and operations, strong project management skills, and a strategic mind to the District Four team. She covers the following committees and issue areas:

  • Health, Housing & Human Services Committee
  • Law & Justice Committee
  • Budget & Fiscal Management Committee
  • Board of Health
  • Public health
  • Housing and homelessness prevention
  • Human services, including the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) program, Best Starts for Kids, and the Veterans and Human Services Levy
  • Human trafficking
  • Legislative Branch Equity & Social Justice Committee

Jon Fowler
Policy Analyst and Director of Communications
Councilmember Kohl-Welles and the constituents of District Four are well served by Jon’s tireless dedication to public service, endless appetite for information, and exemplary communication skills. Jon covers the following committees and issue areas:

  • Media and communications
  • Mobility Committee
  • Regional Water Quality Committee
  • Committee of the Whole
  • Seattle North King County Transportation Forum (SeaShore)
  • WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council
  • Flood Control District Board of Supervisors
  • Transit/Metro
  • Labor issues


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