Joe is the son of Vietnamese refugees and a current Washington State Senator who has already made a big splash in the legislature with his effective and community-based leadership style and unwavering commitment to progressive values and working people.
Driving the passage of historic bills on progressive taxation, police accountability, and economic justice, he knows what it takes to get things done. In 2021, he’s running for King County Executive because the local leadership needs the same urgency Joe brought to the Senate in order solve the issues we’ve been treading water on for years.
He’s running on a platform that centers representative government to make bold change on the issues that matter most. The Kings County Executive office oversees affordable housing and homelessness, criminal justice reform and police accountability, and efficient and accessible public transit. The community deserves a leader with the lived experience and political will to solve these issues.
Joe still lives just miles from where he grew up, with his wife, a former special education teacher, and his three young children.