De'Sean Aaron Quinn

Washington
City Council
Locale: 
Tukwila
Type of Seat: 
Incumbent
Year: 
2013
Status: 
Running
Woman Candidate: 
No
GLBT: 
No
Person of Color: 
Person of Color
Under 35: 
No

A Morehouse graduate, De'Sean represents a new generation of up-and-comers in the African-American community. His entry into politics began in 2001 with the management of Richard McIver's re-election campaign to Seattle City Council. He recently served as King County Executive Ron Sim's director of council relations. As liaison between the executive and county council, De'Sean was required to have an understanding of the region's complexities as well as the ability to build consensus on critical policies. He has used these skills to expand transportation choices, and preserve and strengthen sidewalks, parks and public safety for the residents of Tukwila.