Jake Simpson grew up just a few miles away from SeaTac City Hall. Most of his life has been spent in South King County, and he is a product of Kentwood High School and Green River Community College.
A long-time cook and chef, he has dedicated his professional career to helping workers and their families. He's worked to help airline catering workers have better healthcare and wages and joined his coworkers in the cafeteria at Facebook to win (at the time) the best first food service contract in the country. He has worked collaboratively with employers to protect hundreds of jobs at the SeaTac airport through the implementation of a worker retention program.
Jake has been fighting for concrete changes in peoples’ lives. He has helped win healthcare benefits, increased hourly wages, established pensions, and ensured workers have a free orca card so they have options for how they are going to get to work.
Jake understands that during these challenging times, our community, no matter the zip code, has the tools and resources needed to be able to hit the ground running. He knows access to services isn’t always equal.
Jake is running for SeaTac City Council to be an effective advocate for all communities and citizens in the city and to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep and improve our quality of life together, now and into the future.
He lives in the Madrona neighborhood of SeaTac with his wife Jessica, a grocery store worker, and their five-year-old daughter, Sophia. When he is not campaigning, Jake volunteers at the food bank or volunteers to provide resume assistance to people in need of work.