Elect Annabel Quintero


Annabel Quintero

I was born and raised in Seattle and am a proud daughter of immigrant parents who taught me to value civil freedoms and economic opportunity. I can uniquely understand the needs of both long-time and newly arrived residents.

I believe in education. As an education policy consultant, I work with leaders of local organizations to achieve equitable educational outcomes for all children.  Education not only improves graduation rates and creates access to good paying jobs and career paths, but it ultimately fuels all economic development.

I believe in inclusion and solve problems by considering all perspectives, learning by listening and then ultimately, taking action. To ensure West Seattle was represented in state education policy, I conducted community-based research that brought diverse people and viewpoints together. Ultimately, we achieved concrete solutions that close opportunity gaps, improve high school graduation rates and address solutions to end disproportionate discipline.

I believe in small businesses. As a serial entrepreneur, I am an advocate for healthy, local small business environments and will work to attract investment in the fastest growing startup segments: women and entrepreneurs of color. I live in West Seattle with my two daughters and would appreciate your vote.

Professional Experience: Small business owner, education policy consultant and community advocate; formerly worked in real estate, holistic health and advertising

Education: Bachelors in Political Science & Masters in Education Policy Studies and Leadership, University of Washington

Community Service: Board Member, Vietnamese Friendship Association; Served as the SW Director of the Seattle Council PTSA; Advocate with South King County Discipline Coalition to bring awareness of disproportionate discipline in our communities

For State Senate, 34th LD