The Stranger

"We want to see more people like dreamboat Zachary Pullin DeWolf in local politics. He's young, progressive, and a Chippewa Cree tribal member. A career of community activism, including serving as Capitol Hill Community Council president, a Gender Justice League board member, a Seattle Housing Authority commissioner, and more. If we're being real, with a résumé like his, DeWolf is a little too qualified to be a school board member—the school board is where political ambitions go to die. We'd much rather be endorsing DeWolf for city council or state legislature.

DeWolf's biggest competition is Andre Helmstetter, a parent, and education activist. Although both men are committed to creating equitable learning environments, DeWolf's history of advocacy on behalf of Seattle's immigrant, homeless, and LGBTQ+ communities won us over. In practice, DeWolf wants to curb out-of-school suspensions for students up to fourth grade, host "Know Your Rights" training for undocumented students and their families, and mandate implicit and racial bias training for district teachers and students. "Racial, gender, economic, and social justice [work] is a way of life and should be embedded within how we teach and how students learn... throughout their whole career at Seattle Public Schools," DeWolf said. "It's what makes quality public education." We couldn't agree more. Vote DeWolf."


Pullin DeWolf:

“Can we talk about the fact that the School Board has never had an out LGBTQIA member? ZPD will bring a REALLY important perspective and set of experiences with his know-how of low-income and renter communities and the ways in which schools can/should be supporting their youth. I’m all in on Zach.”

“ZPD is one of my absolute favorite people in the entire state. His empathy floors me every time.”

“Folks are skeptical about the idea of having someone on the school board who doesn’t have kids, but I think that’s kind of ridiculous because it basically says that only people WITH kids should care about schools. Literally, no schools are part of the economic pipeline that impact all of us, and people from all walks should have buy-in, especially when they have a perspective (queer, Native) that’s so different from the traditional school board membership.”


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Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund

Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle

University of Washington Young Democrats

Washington State Progressive Voters Guide

Seattle Weekly

Elected Officials

U.S. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-07)

King County Executive Dow Constantine

Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives Frank Chopp

State Senator Bob Hasegawa (D-11)

State Senator Maralyn Chase (D-32)

State Senator Jamie Pedersen (D-43)

State Senator Rebecca Saldaña (D-37)

State Representative Cindy Ryu (D-32)

State Representative Nicole Macri (D-43)

State Representative Gerry Pollet (D-46)

Former State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (D-43)

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott

Seattle City Mayor Tim Burgess

Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw

Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson

Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez

Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González

Seattle School Board Director Jill Geary

Seattle School Board Director Leslie Harris

Seattle School Board Director Betty Patu

Former School Board Director, District 1, Sally Soriano

Former Seattle City Mayor Charles Royer

Community Leaders

Estela Ortega, Executive Director at El Centro de la Raza*

Miguel Maestas, Local Activist*
Veronica A. Gallardo, Seattle Public School Parent, PTO VP**
Carla Mendez, Local Activist*
Hilda Magana, Educator, and Local Activist*

Elisa Miranda - Seattle Public School Parent, Local Activist*

Eden Mack, Washington's Paramount Duty Co-Founder Board Member* 

Summer Stinson, Washington's Paramount Duty Board Member*

Erin Jones, Former Candidate for State Superintendent* 
Danni Askini, Gender Justice League Executive Director*

Marina Gray, Parent Advocate/former PTA President*

Brett Hamil, Local Writer, and Comedian*

Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi, Chief Seattle Club Executive Director*

Teresa Mosqueda, labor leader, City Council Position 8 candidate*

Michael Maddux, Local Leader and Activist*

Bailey Stober, King County Democrats Chair*

Melissa Westbrook, Public Education Champion, Save Seattle Schools blogger*

*for identification purposes only