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About Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda

Learn more about Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda.

King County Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda is a progressive leader who has dedicated her career to improving the lives of working people across Washington state. Over and over, she has united diverse groups from the labor, business, housing, transportation and environmental sectors to pass impactful policy that has earned public support and buoyed the local economy.

Councilmember Mosqueda comes to Council after serving six years (elected to two terms) on the Seattle City Council, where she doubled investments in affordable housing, improved worker standards and protections for domestic workers and hotel workers, ensured sick leave for drivers, and supported small business opportunities especially for women and people of color.

Before that, she served over half-a-million union workers in the state while working at Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO for almost a decade. Mosqueda advocated for progressive state legislation to improve labor standards, protect immigrant rights, create healthy and safer workplaces, and promote health care for all. Critically, she also helped lead the state-wide passage of I-1433 to provide paid sick leave and increase the minimum wage for all.

At the Children’s Alliance, she led efforts to implement Apple Health for Kids to ensure every child in our state had health insurance, and advanced nutrition and early learning policies to create a healthy start in life for all kids.

But her roots in community health start right here in District 8, where after graduating from UW, she worked at SeaMar Community Health Centers in South Park serving Latino seniors with food security, housing assistance, healthcare and social interaction programs.

Now living in North Delridge, where she and her husband are raising their four-year-old daughter, Councilmember Mosqueda is ready to work for King County to build diverse, welcoming communities, eradicate the root causes of poverty and improve community health for all residents.