Local resident Saudia J. Abdullah has announced her candidacy for King County Council District 7.
District 7 covers much of South King County including Federal Way, Auburn, Algona, Pacific, and parts of unincorporated King County.
Abdullah, who currently works for King County as the director of community corrections in the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, is a long-time resident of Federal Way and user of county services, like Metro transit and the parks.
She loves south King County and is passionate about making it an even better place to live for herself, her 17-year-old son Nikosi, and her fellow community members. Abdullah’s campaign centers around a few critical priorities for south King County:
Economy and infrastructure: Following a very tough year, it will be critical to have all hands-on deck helping small and medium businesses in the area to rebound, while also supporting commuter residents’ quick and easy access to efficient, safe transportation systems.
Education and youth services: South King County kids must have access to top-tier education, including top-notch digital literacy instruction, as well as safe, healthy childcare and after-school programs. All schools and educators in the area need the support and resources required to safely re-enter social settings as we get kids back into in-person learning environments.
Community safety: Safer communities will emerge when the county invests more heavily in intervention, human services, education, and law enforcement; social services are an absolute must to reach the county’s goal of zero youth detention.
Diversity and inclusion: South King County must be a place where all people can truly come as they are, where diversity is celebrated, and where racism and hate crimes in all forms are wholly condemned. Inclusion also requires that all voices in the district, including our indigenous community members, are heard, respected, and empowered to participate in all county matters.
To learn more about Saudia or get involved in the campaign, visit friendsofsaudia.com.
Editor’s note: This is a press release from the candidate’s campaign.