As Seattle parents and active members of our local District 6 community, we were dismayed and disappointed to learn that a group calling themselves “Moms for Seattle” was spending money from charter school supporters in our local Council race.  Some of the contributors to “Moms for Seattle” don’t even live in Seattle and are running misleading ads in support of a candidate whose kids don’t even attend local public schools.

We want to set the record straight – this group of real Seattle moms (and dads!) is proudly standing behind Dr. Jay Fathi for City Council – a true champion for every kid, parent, teacher, and public school in District 6, and across Seattle.

We have each come to know Dr. Jay in our own ways. He’s been our doctor, providing extensive women’s and children’s care (and delivered almost 500 Seattle babies!) at the 45th Street Community Clinic, as Director of Community Health at Swedish, as well as Medical Director at Ballard High’s Teen Health Clinic. He’s coached our kids in basketball and baseball at Hamilton International Middle School, the Ballard Boys and Girls Club, North Central Little League, and the Green Lake Community Center. For 20 years, he took various volunteer and leadership roles at Camp Casey, dedicating hundreds of hours to help physically disabled children. And he’s been a longtime public school parent whose advocacy for our students inspired over two dozen public school teachers to sign on to a letter in support of his campaign.

Jay has an unmatched track record of advocating for families in our community. He has provided and coordinated care for thousands of under and uninsured families and children, including leading efforts to improve healthcare services for Washington’s 25,000 foster kids. Jay was also a leading voice testifying in support of Paid Family Leave in Olympia, a decade before Washington adopted the best policy in the country.

He’s also long advocated for safer, stronger gun laws to keep kids safe in schools and communities safe in our neighborhoods. That proven track record earned him the Cynthia Shurtleff Leadership Award from Withinreach of Washington in 2017, for his “extraordinary leadership and dedication to the health and well being of women, children, and families in Washington State.”

Jay has been successful because as a doctor he has learned to listen first. Now, he is running to bring that same approach to the Seattle City Council. He has a well-articulated and comprehensive plan to address the homelessness crisis, to carefully and compassionately get people off of the streets and into housing and services, along with big ideas to address public safety, tackle climate change, and support Seattle’s schools.

His proven track record and clear vision for a healthy Seattle have earned him the support of community leaders, progressive organizations, businesses and labor unions, and neighbors across District 6. He is exactly the kind of thoughtful advocate we need on the City Council to make Seattle a better place for all who live here, and we urge you to vote for him.

Join Seattle parents who support Jay across District 6 in voting Dr. Jay Fathi for Seattle City Council and be sure to get your ballot in by Tuesday, August 6th! You can sign on to the letter here.


100 Moms (and Dads!) for Jay, including:

  • Sheila Cain
  • Holly Bays
  • Eric Kungl
  • Ginelle and William Cousins
  • Karen Oboy
  • Laura Hewitt Walker
  • Jaimie Zylstra McCausland
  • Scott Owens and Christine Wilson Owens
  • Marie and Michael DeBell
  • Maureen Kostyack
  • Kirsten and Kelly Mullins
  • Laura Lippman
  • Colleen O’Rollins
  • Angela Fleet
  • Jill Farbarik
  • Beth McKelvey
  • Tom Laramee
  • Kevin Wynkoop
  • Richard Billingham
  • Bennett Barr
  • Linda Joss
  • Charlie and Leslie DeGasparis
  • Megan Reitz
  • Adrey and Jeffrey Ocampo
  • Lois and Bruce James
  • Tana and Andrew Gall
  • Bente and Kelly Fernandi
  • Stacy and Andrew Dym
  • Todd Holec and Stacey DeFries
  • Joelle Fathi
  • Brent Stinebrickner
  • Ann and Michael Broom
  • Mandy and Martin LeBlanc
  • Ben and Julie Packard
  • Deb Murray
  • David and Dorothy Teeter
  • Susie and Putter Scott
  • Mark Johnson and Katie Leach-Kemon
  • David Barnes
  • Rosemary D’Agrosa and Hal Landvoigt
  • Michael Murray
  • Rob Rancourt
  • Margaret White
  • Steve Bellefuil
  • Tom Tocher
  • Betsy Jones
  • Emily and Ric Troyer
  • Christina and Bruce Petrie
  • Mark Donovan
  • Georgette and Toby Semroc
  • Tory Gildred
  • Janet Galer
  • Jennifer Knauer
  • Cheri and David Guthrie
  • Linda Gallegos
  • Diane Fathi
  • Robert and Beth Sylves
  • Ruth Kagi
  • Ed Boyle
  • Carlotta Boyd
  • Kate and Andrew Perez-Lopez
  • Mary Orth
  • Trish LaGrua
  • Charlene Robins
  • Heather Cooper
  • Trilby Cohen
  • Margaret Bellefuil
  • Stephanie Nelson
  • Erica Vanaja and Mark Spagnola
  • James Little
  • William O’Rollins
  • Davidya Kasperzyk
  • Margaret Graham
  • Mark and Julie Ashmun

Join Jay!

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