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Council Position 5

Zak Idan

Zak Idan

PO Box 88903

Tukwila, WA 98138

(425) 918-0274

Education: Bachelor’s in Construction Engineering Management, University of Washington
Occupation: Project Control Engineer, King County Department of Natural Resources

I’m fortunate to have lived in Tukwila for many years. I admire it for its diversity and beauty. As your next city council member, I will make public safety a priority, strengthen police/public relations, create homeownership programs that optimize opportunities, and implement a transportation infrastructure that attracts businesses to Tukwila. I’m not a career politician. I want to leverage my professional experience in construction management to play a key role in shaping and implementing the approved Tukwila Public Safety Bond. My aspiration has always been to give back to a community that has given me so much. I serve on the Community Oriented Policing Citizen’s Advisory Board, Matt Griffin YMCA and as a youth soccer coach. I’d be honored to have your vote. 

Endorsements: Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith, Larry Gossett, Dave Upthegrove. Senators Hasegawa & Saldana, Tukwila Councilmembers Duffie, Quinn, Seal and McLeod. King County Democrats and the Labor Council.

Dennis Martinez

Dennis Martinez

P.O. Box 88535

Tukwila, WA 98138

(206) 307-6308

Education: UA Steamfitter Apprenticeship; Project Management, Estimating, Scheduling, and Contract Negotiation Training
Occupation: Tukwila Planning Commissioner, Retired Steamfitter, Project Manager, Estimator, Union Representative

Facing impending crises in housing, safety, jobs, and the budget, Tukwila needs a seasoned voice on the Council, someone who can find solutions.


I’m not a bureaucrat or budding politician—I’m what Tukwila needs:  a worker.


With 40 years in industry, I went from working 10-hour days on a farm to estimating multimillion-dollar construction projects. I know project costs and how to stay on budget. These are the skills our Council needs.


As a Councilmember, I will propose a skills center for our youth, improved police and fire presence for our neighborhoods, and affordable housing for our existing residents – without raising residents’ taxes.


I will negotiate solutions, but I won’t bend to outside interests:  I’m from Tukwila, and I’ll stay true to Tukwila.


Endorsements:  Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg, MLK County Labor Council, Plumbers and Steamfitters 32 & 598, IBEW 46, Carpenters 30, Teamsters 763, Seattle Building Trades and many more.

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