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Councilmember Mosqueda’s staff

Find out more about and contact Councilmember Mosqueda’s staff.

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and her staff.

District 8 staff would like to assist you in navigating King County government to address your needs and answer your questions. Please contact staff directly for the issues listed below or regarding any constituent concerns.

Erin House

Chief of Staff

Erin House serves as Councilmember Mosqueda’s Chief of Staff, and leads on policy related to housing, budget, transportation, land use, and environment. Erin joins CM Mosqueda at King County Council after serving as Policy Director and Chief of Staff for CM Mosqueda on Seattle City Council, where she advised the Councilmember on wide range of policy areas, including housing, homelessness, transportation, energy, land use, and environment, and led on policy initiatives that resulted in a 400% increase in the City’s affordable housing funding during CM Mosqueda’s tenure on City Council.

Erin previously served as a Strategic Initiatives Advisor at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, where she worked on major citywide and long-range initiatives, including Link light rail expansion and community planning projects. Erin served as Coalition and Outreach Manager for Seattle for Everyone, where she worked with a broad coalition to advance the first-ever comprehensive package of affordable housing policies in Seattle, and worked with Futurewise, a statewide growth management and civic planning organization, on projects promoting equitable and environmentally sound housing, transportation, land use, and environmental policies. She has a Masters in Geography and Environmental Studies from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Issue areas:

  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Land use & Environment

Christopher Lampkin

Deputy Chief of Staff

Chris Lampkin serves as the Senior Advisor on Labor & Community Partnerships for Councilmember Mosqueda. In the office, Chris is lead on labor issues, Harborview, local services, community relations, and communications. Chris is an experienced labor organizer who believes that power comes from the building of relationships within our communities and workplaces. As a proud resident of District 8, he is always excited to help his neighbors learn about the great opportunities the many unions in the district can provide, not just to get a good job but to build an incredible career. 

Chris most recently served as the Political Director for SEIU Healthcare 1199NW where he worked to empower the 33,000 Registered Nurse Healthcare and Behavioral Health workers of the union to grow their voice and lift standards for the communities. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. He comes with years of experience working to grow political representation, such as serving as a board member of The Bus helping young people have the tools to create a more representative democracy and self-determination. When not working, Chris can be found with his young kids exploring the many parks throughout our region.

Issue areas:

  • Labor
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Local Services
  • Community Relations & Communications 

Kamilah Brown

Director of Office Operations & Special Projects

Kamilah Brown serves as Director of Office Operations & Special Projects to Councilmember Mosqueda, bringing over twenty years of government, community organizing and public policy experience. A native Seattleite, Kamilah started her public policy journey in the office of King County Councilmember Larry Gossett. Continuing her passion of servant leadership, Kamilah served as Policy Director to Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis. At the City of Seattle, Kamilah worked on numerous policy areas related to public safety, health, human services, labor, civil rights and general policy development. Kamilah is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in African American Studies, Public Policy.

Kamilah is dedicated to merging community organizing and activism to impact policy that can elevate the voices of historically marginalized communities at every level government. She believes access for all is important. Kamilah is excited to continue this work and join Councilmember Mosqueda’s team to serve the residents of King County, District 8! In Councilmember Mosqueda’s office, Kamilah serves as lead on public health policy, managing constituent services and scheduling requests, and overseeing special projects.

Issue areas:

  • Public Health Policy
  • Constituent Services
  • Scheduling & Special Projects

Melanie Kray

Public Policy Manager

Melanie Kray is the Public Policy Manager for Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, District 8, and specializes in public safety, homelessness, utilities, immigration, and arts and culture. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, with an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in Social Relations & Policy and Gender Studies. She comes to the County from Councilmember Mosqueda’s City of Seattle team, where she advised on public safety, public health, public assets, education, and infrastructure.

Melanie comes to this role with a passion for dismantling systems of oppression and crafting policy with a bottom-up approach by working directly with historically marginalized communities and workers in the field to get their needs met. Prior to working for Councilmember Mosqueda, after graduating in June 2022, she served as the Rule 9 legal intern for UW Law's Race and Justice Clinic, helping to manage cases in various stages of post-conviction proceedings. Melanie looks forward to continuing to serve as a member of Councilmember Mosqueda's team and the legislative department.

Issue areas:

  • Public Safety
  • Homelessness
  • Utilities
  • Immigration
  • Arts & Culture

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and her staff.