Hello, fellow 43rd District Democrats!
My name is Ellen Eades, and I am running for Secretary.
I was elected Secretary this fall and have enjoyed the chance to contribute in this role. I’m hoping to continue to do so and to use the position to enhance transparency and accountability in the district. As such, I’m a supporter of the vision of 43rd Forward (https://43rdforward.com). I encourage everyone to check it out!
I have been a PCO in the 43rd since 2015, and also volunteered as a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Convention in Wenatchee this June. I am a member of the NAACP, the Japanese-American Citizens League, and I support Seattle Indivisible and Black Lives Matter. My particular interests include LGBTQ issues, particularly support for trans and nonbinary people; women’s health and gender equity; economic justice in a rapidly changing urban landscape with a sharp divide between the haves and have-nots; and immigrant community needs. I have also supported Duwamish Tribal Services, the Refugee Women’s Alliance, and the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence.
In my professional life I am retired from a career as a physician assistant specializing in women’s health. I currently study kung fu at Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu and assist with teaching self defense to many community organizations and groups. I am also an artist in oil, watercolor, and pastel media.
I have lived in Seattle for over thirty years and watched it change, sometimes for the better and sometimes not. I hope that by working with the 43rd I can make some small contributions to making it a city that is more equitable and welcoming to all its residents. Thank you for considering me.