Ryan Mello

Washington
Tacoma City Council, Pos. 8 At-large
Locale: 
Tacoma
Type of Seat: 
Incumbent
Year: 
2011
Status: 
Elected
Woman Candidate: 
No
GLBT: 
GLBT
Person of Color: 
No
Under 35: 
No

Ryan Mello is a longtime Progressive Majority Champion, first elected in 2005 then appointed to the Tacoma City Council. Now, he's running for a full term. In his first year on the Council, Ryan led the fight against other elected officials in Pierce County in their support of Arizona’s anti-immigrant laws. While others ran from the debate, Ryan stood his ground and spoke up about his values. Mello has worked in the State Legislature, and currently works with an environmental conservation organization, preserving natural lands across Washington state