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King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay Announces Reelection Campaign

King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay Announces Reelection Campaign, Upcoming Rally and Campaign Luncheon

SEATTLE, WA- King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay announced today that he will be running for reelection to retain the seat representing King County’s District 2. To kick-off his campaign, Zahilay will be holding a rally on Saturday, January 21st from 3-4:30pm at Washington Hall. Additionally, he will hold a campaign luncheon on Thursday, March 30th from 11:30am - 1:00pm at the Seattle Convention Center.

"I am proud of the work we have done on the County Council and I am eager to continue serving the residents of King County," said Zahilay. "Over the past four years, we have made significant progress on issues such as affordable housing, behavioral health, criminal justice, and community development. I am committed to continuing this important work and addressing the challenges facing our communities."

Zahilay was first elected to the County Council in 2019 and has since become a strong voice for the region. His long list of accomplishments in his first term can be found at

"Girmay has been a tireless advocate for the people of King County," said Council Chair Claudia Balducci. "His leadership and dedication to our community have been invaluable and I am pleased to support his reelection campaign."

The re-election rally on January 21st will be an opportunity for community members to meet Zahilay and hear more about his plans for the future. The event will also feature pizza, guest speakers, and music. The campaign luncheon on March 30th will feature speakers, lunch, networking, and awards for community heroes. People interested in attending the rally can RSVP at, and those interested in the luncheon can RSVP at

"I am excited to continue working on behalf of the residents of King County and I am confident that together, we can build a brighter future for our community," said Zahilay. "I hope to see you all at the rally on January 21st and at the luncheon on March 30th."

The election for King County Council will take place in November 2023. Zahilay's campaign will focus on continuing to address the affordable housing crisis, improving transportation options, and providing behavioral health and public safety services.



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