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Organizations and Elected Officials

  • FUSE Progressive Voter Guide – Top Ranked D6 Candidate
  • Civic Alliance for a Progressive Economy (CAPE) – ★★★★ – Top Ranked D6 Candidate
  • Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund
  • Seattle’s Future
  • SEIU  775
  • SEIU 925
  • SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
  • UFCW 21
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Sailors’ Union of the Pacific
  • Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE)
  • Washington Technology Industry Association
  • Seattle Hospitality for Progress
  • Seattle King County REALTORS®
  • Nicole Macri, State Representative, 43rd LD
  • Tim Burgess, Seattle Mayor (former)
  • Wes Uhlman, Seattle Mayor (former)
  • Jim StreetSeattle City Councilmember (former)
  • Ruth Kagi, State Representative (former)
  • Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, 43rd District State Representative (former)

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Health Care and Community Leaders

  • Mark Baker, Deputy Executive Director, Lifelong*
  • Jeremia Barnhardt, MD, President, WA Academy of Family Physicians*
  • Richard Beckerman, former Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Art Museum*
  • Abe Bergman, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Harborview/ University of Washington*
  • Bela Biro, Executive Director, Accountable Care Services, Swedish*
  • Michael Broom, Teacher and Basketball Coach, Ballard High School*
  • Anthony Chen, MDMPHDirector of Health, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department*
  • Lisa Cohen, Uncommon Partners*
  • Charles Costanzo, Vice President, Pacific Region, American Waterways Operators*
  • Will Cousins, VP of Product and Design, Zonar Systems*
  • Bob Crittenden, MD, Professor Emeritus, Family Medicine and Health Services, UW*
  • Rosemary D’Agrosa, MSW, Director of Supportive Living Services, Jewish Family Services*
  • Susie Dade, Washington Health Alliance*
  • Marie DeBell, MN, RN, Former School Nurse and Nurse Manager, Seattle Public Schools*
  • Michael DeBellBoard of Directors (former), Seattle Public Schools*
  • Jim Dermody, Police Captain*
  • Dan Dixon, former Chief Community Engagement Officer, Providence Health & Services*
  • Charlie DeGasparis, Estimator, Krebs Corporation*
  • Leslie DeGasparis, ND, Doctor, Seattle Advanced Thyroid Health*
  • Dr. Mark Donovan, Veterinarian
  • Michael Erikson, CEO, Neighborcare Health*
  • Bob Farrell, CEO, Community Health Center of Snohomish County*
  • Bente Fernandi, Seattle Public Schools Elementary School Teacher*
  • Tory Gildred, Clinical Social Worker and Senior Director, Foster Care Program, Coordinated Care*
  • Stacy Gillett, Executive Director, ARC of King County*
  • David GrossAttorney, Helsell Fetterman*
  • Jennifer HanscomChief Executive Officer (CEO), Washington State Medical Association*
  • Steve Hettinga, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center*
  • David Johnson, CEO, Navos
  • Mark Johnson, MD, Medical Director, Swedish Family Medicine Ballard*
  • James Little, MD, PHD, Emeritus Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, UW School of Medicine*
  • Betsy JonesPrincipal, Health Management Associates*
  • Kay Knox, CEO, Within Reach WA*
  • Martin LeBlanc, Environmental Movement Leader, former National Youth Director, Sierra Club*
  • Steve Lewis, Executive Director, Friends of the Children-Seattle*
  • Matt Logalbo, MD, Medical Director, Country Doctor Community Health Centers*
  • Daniel Malone, Executive Director, Downtown Emergency Services Center*
  • Mary McWilliams, former Executive Director, Washington Health Alliance*
  • Ed Marcuse, MD MPH, Emeritus Professor, Pediatrics, UW & Seattle Children’s*
  • Bob Marsalli, CEO, WA Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers*
  • Ted McMahon, MD, Pediatrician, Ballard Pediatric Clinic*  (retired)
  • Christine Wilson OwensSupervisor, Interpreter Services, Harborview*
  • Seanna Melchior Ruvkun, Project Manager, Workforce Development Council of Seattle King County*
  • Carlos Olivares, CEO, Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic*
  • Julie Peterson, Senior Director of Policy, Foundation for Healthy Generations*
  • Adrienne Quinn, Director of King County Department of Community and Human Services (former), & Distinguished Practitioner, UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance*
  • Lelach Rave, MD, Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics, WA Chapter*
  • Gary Renville, Executive Director, Project Access Northwest*
  • Dale Reisner, MD, Medical Director, OB-GYN Quality and Safety, Swedish, and former President, WSMA*
  • Rogelio Riojas, CEO, SeaMar Community Health Center* & UW Board of Regents
  • Ruth Schubert, Communications Director, Washington State Nurses Association
  • Jordan Royer
  • John Scott, MD, Associate Professor, UW & Harborview Medical Center
  • Mark Spagnola, President, Portfolio Communications*
  • Dorothy Teeter, Former Director, Washington State Health Care Authority*; Former COO, Seattle/King County Public Health*
  • Don Theophilus, Vice President, Medical Affairs, UW Medicine*
  • Ric Troyer, MD, Medical Director, International Community Health Services*
  • Dr. Kevin Wang, Director at Large, Seattle Pride*, and former Board Member, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands*
  • Mary Weiss, MD, Secretary, WA Physicians for Social Responsibility*
  • Kristen West, MPA, Senior Director Programs and Policy, Arcora Foundation*
  • Sherry Williams, Community Affairs Director, Swedish*

* For identification purposes only

Small Businesses

  • Ha! Restaurant, Fremont
  • Surf Cleaners, Fremont/Ballard
  • Sip and Ship, Ballard/Greenwood
  • 7-11 Fremont
  • Goldpop Salon, Fremont
  • Lighthouse Roasters, Fremont/Phinney Ridge
  • Western Towboat Company

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3 months ago

Jay For Seattle

Dear Friends,

On Tuesday we received the election results in our campaign for Seattle City Council, and unfortunately, it seems clear that we will not be moving on to the General Election.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your tremendous support, and I hope in the next few months I’ll get to thank many of you in-person. This has been an amazing and enjoyable experience for me. I learned so much and am so proud of the campaign we ran.

Last November Joelle and I took a walk in the neighborhood, and as we walked we passed by the homes of our friends -- our son’s preschool teacher, a roommate from UW, a family whose kids I coached in basketball, and patients who we have cared for over nearly the past three decades around Seattle. I asked Joelle what she thought about me running for Seattle City Council. Any of you who know Joelle know she isn’t one to beat around the bush -- she tells it to you straight. She said, “Jay, this is perfect for you. Your entire life has arced towards you doing this. Our city needs you!”

When I asked Joelle if I should run, I was thinking of our friends. My mind went to our son’s teachers who are overworked and underpaid but still give our children an excellent education, to the new UW alums who want to live in the community where they grew up but can’t afford Seattle’s rent prices, and our patients who can’t get access to addiction and mental health treatment.

Today my mind goes to them again. While I won’t be the one representing them on the City Council, I’m proud of the work we all did putting those issues at the forefront of this election and rallying folks around a compassionate, collaborative, vision for Seattle.

It was nothing but a privilege to take this journey with you all--for your encouragement, and volunteering with canvassing, making phone calls, hosting house parties, for spreading the word about our campaign in your neighborhood conversations and over social media, for your tens of thousands of dollars of contributions and democracy vouchers--the words ‘thank you’ are not nearly enough. The campaign we ran elevated the conversation around affordable housing in Seattle, our challenges with homelessness, and our needs for continued improvement around mental health and addiction services. Our community is already better off because of the work and support you provided during this campaign. I am very truly grateful for your support!

So thanks again for sharing in that vision, and putting your trust in me. And remember there is always more we can do to serve our community and be engaged in making Seattle a better home for everyone -- I know I’ll be looking for a new way to give back, and hope you will too.

Sincerely,

-- Jay
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Dear Friends, 

On Tuesday we received the election results in our campaign for Seattle City Council, and unfortunately, it seems clear that we will not be moving on to the General Election. 

I want to thank each and every one of you for your tremendous support, and I hope in the next few months I’ll get to thank many of you in-person. This has been an amazing and enjoyable experience for me. I learned so much and am so proud of the campaign we ran.  

Last November Joelle and I took a walk in the neighborhood, and as we walked we passed by the homes of our friends -- our son’s preschool teacher, a roommate from UW, a family whose kids I coached in basketball, and patients who we have cared for over nearly the past three decades around Seattle. I asked Joelle what she thought about me running for Seattle City Council. Any of you who know Joelle know she isn’t one to beat around the bush -- she tells it to you straight. She said, “Jay, this is perfect for you. Your entire life has arced towards you doing this. Our city needs you!”

When I asked Joelle if I should run, I was thinking of our friends. My mind went to our son’s teachers who are overworked and underpaid but still give our children an excellent education, to the new UW alums who want to live in the community where they grew up but can’t afford Seattle’s rent prices, and our patients who can’t get access to addiction and mental health treatment. 

Today my mind goes to them again. While I won’t be the one representing them on the City Council, I’m proud of the work we all did putting those issues at the forefront of this election and rallying folks around a compassionate, collaborative, vision for Seattle.

It was nothing but a privilege to take this journey with you all--for your encouragement, and volunteering with canvassing, making phone calls, hosting house parties, for spreading the word about our campaign in your neighborhood conversations and over social media, for your tens of thousands of dollars of contributions and democracy vouchers--the words ‘thank you’ are not nearly enough.  The campaign we ran elevated the conversation around affordable housing in Seattle, our challenges with homelessness, and our needs for continued improvement around mental health and addiction services. Our community is already better off because of the work and support you provided during this campaign. I am very truly grateful for your support!

So thanks again for sharing in that vision, and putting your trust in me. And remember there is always more we can do to serve our community and be engaged in making Seattle a better home for everyone -- I know I’ll be looking for a new way to give back, and hope you will too.

Sincerely, 

-- Jay

 

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Thanks for getting in the arena Jay Fathi. You are a noble man & I’m grateful I got to know you. I hope we remain friends, that you find another way to influence our common future and that you are at peace knowing you left your all on the field. Cheers to you, Sir!!

Thank you so much for running and please consider running again next time. I was very happy to cast my vote for you and would do it again.

Jay, you come to my door a few weeks ago, we spoke a bit about healthcare, I was incredibly inspired by you. Thank you for the service you have provided to Seattle. I look forward to seeing your name on the ballot again.

You'd be amazing in an elected positio! We'd all be lucky to have you represent us. I hope this is just the beginning of this journey for you!

Thank you for running, Jay! I thought you had a great showing for a first run. I hope you will keep up the momentum and continue to run for public office.

You have run an excellent campaign, Jay! Thanks for your sacrifices in order to do so. You have celebrated the goodness of many of the constituents in the district, highlighting their stories in an inspiring way. Your values have been excellent, your stances have been right, and your list of endorsements couldn't have been more impressive. I am grateful to have been able to support you and your campaign. I am certain that you will continue to be a multi-faceted force for good things in our community the rest of your life.

I cant wait to see where your path will lead. You are an amazing person. Keep doing great things Dr Jay

You ran a great race and I hope you will keep trying! You are connected to people and will be an excellent public servant!

You're truly a class act. I hope you'll stay active and engaged -- Seattle needs you!

Other doors will open now that you’ve had the opportunity to show who you are. Keep the faith. I’ll be cheering you on, as I always have.

Jay - I echo everyone’s sentiments. You were amazing and you would have been a fabulous guardian for the city of Seattle. I am very proud of you and your amazing family!! Thank you!

You ran a great campaign and I regret you’re not moving forward! Thank you for running and hope it was a good lesson for your next run! Look forward to seeing u soon in the hood!

I am so proud of you. You have made a difference and have inspired me to do more. Thank you!

Dr i am honored to know you over 37 years. Your friendship is a pleasure and privilege indeed. You are an outstanding physician and a tremendous gift to all of us who are lucky enough to know you

Hi Jay! I was so glad to find your fb page and see that you’re leading our community toward health and growth as you always have! Keep on keeping on! Casey Forever. 🙏🏽

Appreciate your willingness to serve our city!

I'm grateful for your effort to make the world a better place, Jay.

Thank you for your hard work Jay, please keep in touch, I know you will keep fighting for this city we all love.

Thank you for running - I appreciate your willingness to take a risk for your community. I hope you and your family have some time to rest and relax.

Jay, I'm so proud of you and all you and Joey have done to make your community a better place. I know you will continue to effect change where needed and will stay strong in your commitment to serve. Maybe city council wasn't meant to be, but there's always mayor, governor, Senator, and President! You'll always have my vote, love you! 💘

Hi Jay Fathi. All our communities depend on people like you who genuinely care about their neighbors and issues, who have a vision and desire to serve. Good for you for stepping forward, and making an effort, for believing in the city and being willing to invest your time and energy to represent people. You weren’t elected. That’s disappointing. It’s not a failure.It’s a start. Many successful politicians lose elections before they prevail.You showed your sons that it is worth the effort to take risks to improve the state of affairs. Sending love and friendship. Love the other Joelle

I hope you haven’t given up. It requires courage and passion to run for elected office. You have both and I am sure you will get there. Sooner or later!

Beautiful letter. Thanks for running and inspiring us to make a difference!

Keep trying the first time is not always the charm. You would be awesome

Jay, my good friend! I am so sorry you didn't make it. You would have been awesome. Don't give up, there is always a next time my friend. Keep up the good fight and keep doing what you do for your community.

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4 months ago

Jay For Seattle

Today's the day! Joelle and I put our ballots in the Ballard Library dropbox (there's also one at Green Lake Community Center) to make sure they're counted on time.

Get yours in before 8pm! And then come join us at the The Red Door at 7pm for our Election Night Party.
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Todays the day! Joelle and I put our ballots in the Ballard Library dropbox (theres also one at Green Lake Community Center) to make sure theyre counted on time.

Get yours in before 8pm! And then come join us at the The Red Door at 7pm for our Election Night Party.

 

Comment on Facebook

Good luck today! Our family's ballots went in yesterday.

Good luck...Seattle needs your voice!

Good luck! You will rock this.

Good Luck Jay!! (would love to come tonight but working 😞. Thinking of you and the family!💖

Good luck, Jay! Rooting for you!

Good luck today!!

I’ve got alternate plans tonight but I put my ballot in the mailbox last night. Rooting for you man!

Good luck from Connecticut! Sorry we can't vote for you...

Best of luck, Jay!

GOOD LUCK!!

Whatever the outcome, you did your best, and you make a great public spokesman.

Sorry we can’t make it tonight - it’s our Night Out Against Crime block party! We are in charge of cotton candy 😜. Good luck - we voted for you the day ballots came in the mail. Let’s do this!

Good luck Dr J! Rooting for you from south King Co!

Good luck Jay!!

You got this!

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