Shukri Olow

Shukri Olow

King County Council, District 5, WA

Dr. Shukri Olow is a mother, a community organizer, and a candidate for King County, District 5 (covering the cities of Kent, SeaTac, Tukwila, Burien, Normandy Park, Des Moines and Renton). For the last 14 years, she has worked directly in service to the residents of South King County working on a variety of issues including housing, education, and human services. She mentors youth through several programs, pushing the systems from the outside so that we can all get to collective liberation.

She previously worked at Neighborhood House, Seattle Housing Authority, and Seattle Public Schools, and currently works at King County. In addition to serving on several boards like Kent Youth and Family Services, Kent YMCA, One America Votes, and Somali Health Board, she is passionate about creating a pipeline for young people to access opportunities and provide exposure to new experiences.