Renae Seam. Courtesy photo

Renae Seam. Courtesy photo

Seam announces candidacy for Federal Way City Council

Renae Seam is a youth advocate and lifelong Federal Way resident seeking Federal Way City Council Position 6.

Renae Seam, a lifelong Federal Way resident and daughter of immigrant small business owners, launched her campaign today for Federal Way City Council Position 6 with the support of regional elected officials.

Seam emphasizes her broad experiences in education nonprofits as well as the financial and technology business analytics field to build a more vibrant, smart, and equitable Federal Way.

Seam graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelors in political science and masters of science in data & business analytics. As a risk analyst for BECU, she utilized data systems to build solutions and financial opportunities for community members to remain financially secure during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when Federal Way is rapidly growing, Seam underscores her ability to leverage data to bring innovative approaches to public safety and economic development and grow our city in a more transparent and equitable way.

“I will aim to prevent wasteful spending and focus on driving a budget that reflects the values of this city and that the resources we have are used in the most effective way possible, particularly at a time when Sound Transit is coming to our city.”

Pointing to her work in education equity and local youth advocacy, Seam brings innovative ideas to bridge the performance gap in our school systems and create youth jobs programs to uplift youth, spur local talent, and bolster our local economy. Her work has already earned her support among elected officials, including State Representative Vandana Slatter, former State Representative Kristine Reeves, and Kent City Councilmember Satwinder Kaur.

“Our community needs a fresh start, someone who’s fighting for our families, for our kids, and for a future that reflects us all. I believe Renae is the right candidate to fight for a cleaner, safer, and more inclusive Federal Way,” said former State Representative Kristine Reeves.

Beyond her professional experience, Seam brings a unique lens as a proud child of Indian-American immigrant small business owners and Federal Way Public Schools graduate.

“Growing up, I witnessed my parent’s struggles of maintaining a small business, the ups and downs with the economic swings of the country, and the dedication and hard work it required. My parent’s efforts and sacrifices are not unique, and it has instilled a desire to uplift hard-working Federal Way families and give voice to the immigrant and underrepresented communities.”

As our broader region evolves, Seam believes she brings both the essential lived experience growing up in Federal Way and a needed fresh perspective as a young person of color to City Hall. Seam hopes to contribute her unique skill set, lived experiences, and lifelong love for Federal Way to City Hall to proactively lead our growing city into the future.

For more information, see electrenaeseam.com.


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