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Council District No. 4

Becka Johnson Poppe

Becka Johnson Poppe

PO BOX 9100


(206) 659-7128

Education: Master of Public Administration, and Certificate in Environmental Management, UW Evans School; BA, Whitman College
Occupation: King County Budget and Policy Manager

I know what it takes to move progressive policy forward in King County because I’ve been doing it for over a decade.

As Budget & Policy Manager for King County, I direct half the County’s $16 billion budget, including metro transit and parks. I’ve advanced environmental and racial justice imperatives to create a $20m Climate Equity program that funds green home energy conversions and new affordable housing. As the UW’s Director of Policy, Planning & State Operations, I implemented paid family and medical leave, and championed legislation that delivered affordable higher education to thousands of students.

King County is bigger than 15 other states, we have the responsibility to lead on issues from homelessness to transit to climate change.

I will bring my experience getting things done at the County to ensure we protect our environment, advance equity, and grow our economy. Helping the unhoused is an urgent priority, we must scale up supportive services that save lives and build healthy communities for everyone. We need safe, reliable public transportation throughout District 4, which is why I’ve proposed a Transportation Benefit District for the county. I will also increase investments in renewable energy and green development in public and private projects to ensure our region, and world, are livable for generations to come.

Together, we can make real progress for our families, neighbors, and communities in District 4, and I would be honored to earn your vote.

Endorsements: National Women’s Political Caucus, King County Young Democrats, UW Young Democrats, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz, County Councilmember Joe McDermott, State Representatives: Liz Berry and Kristine Reeves, community leaders Dorothy Bullitt and Cary Moon, Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Former City Councilmembers Nick Licata and Abel Pacheco, King Conservation District Supervisor Csenka Favorini-Csorba, and dozens of local business, nonprofit, and community leaders.

Jorge L. Barón

Jorge L. Barón

2212 QUEEN ANNE AVE N. #840


(206) 412-7110

Education: J.D., Yale Law School; Bachelor’s in Economics and History, Duke University
Occupation: Executive Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (2008-2023)

For the past 17 years, I have been at the forefront of the fight for immigrant rights and working to serve marginalized communities. My track record reflects a proven ability to tackle complex challenges and build coalitions.  

From successfully halting deportations in the aftermath of the Trump travel ban to serving on the State Taskforce on Use of Deadly Force in Policing, I have consistently made a tangible impact by working alongside diverse communities to develop solutions. Now, I aim to bring this same commitment to equity and justice to the King County Council.

As a proud father and immigrant, my vision for King County is rooted in integrity and service. I will invest in preventative, community-based, and data-driven approaches to improve public safety; climate resilience initiatives; universally affordable childcare; expanded behavioral health services; and a robust and sustainable transportation system. I am determined to develop affordable and dignified housing for all and lead on comprehensive strategies to support our unhoused neighbors.

To realize this vision, I will work urgently with our state legislative partners to establish progressive revenue sources that are crucial for funding necessary investments in the future. With my understanding of the challenges faced by diverse communities in King County, I will be a strong advocate for equitable policies that address the needs of all residents.

Collaboration will be critical to our success as we strive to ensure that Martin Luther King Jr. County is a welcoming and prosperous place for everyone. It would be an honor to earn your vote and continue serving our community.

Endorsed by Washington Conservation Action and a coalition of local Democrats, labor unions, business and community leaders, including Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Rep. Liz Berry, King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay, Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and Port Commissioners Calkins, Hasegawa, and Mohamed.

Sarah Reyneveld

Sarah Reyneveld

PO BOX 27113


(206) 795-7555

Education: Law Degree and Master’s Degree in Public Administration, University of Washington; BA, Smith College
Occupation: Managing Assistant Attorney General, Washington State Attorney General’s Office

I’m a Managing Assistant Attorney General who protects vulnerable communities and holds polluters accountable, public school mom, union member, transit rider, community advocate, and 25-year District 4 neighbor. I’m running for King County Council because we need bold and transformative action to urgently address local and regional challenges. I’ll bring my 20-year public service career in state and local government advancing complex legal, policy, and budgetary solutions, and building broad coalitions to deliver results for King County.

With your vote, I'll fight for an equitable, sustainable, and just future for all — investing in solutions that center equity and opportunity. I’ll work collaboratively with our communities to build affordable housing and expand emergency shelter, behavioral health, and substance use treatment. I’ll enact upstream solutions to improve public safety, prevent gun violence, and end racial disparities in our criminal legal systems. I’ll champion frequent, reliable, and safe transit service, urgently tackle the climate crisis, and protect our environment. I’ll build on my work as Chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board expanding childcare, behavioral and reproductive healthcare, and services for survivors of gender-based violence. As King County faces revenue shortfalls, I’ll safeguard services with needed progressive revenue solutions.  

“Sarah is a proven progressive leader and advocate…”-- Attorney General Bob Ferguson

“Sarah's track record advancing progressive policy and budget solutions, and work with communities...make her the clear choice…” -- Current D4 Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles 

“Sarah will be a bold progressive leader on the Council who is unafraid to….do the real work of problem solving...” – Councilmember Girmay Zahilay

Endorsements: Washington Conservation Action; 36th, 46th, 32nd Democrats; Machinists; Building Trades; WFSE; AG Ferguson; Lands Commissioner Franz; Treasurer Pellicciotti; Current & Former County Councilmembers Kohl-Welles, Zahilay, Dembowski, Gossett, Phillips; Port Commissioners Mohamed, Calkins, Cho, Felleman; current and former legislators. I’d appreciate your support!

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