Shukri Olow

Shukri Olow

Washington House, District 47, Position 2, WA

Shukri is a mother and a community organizer who has worked with the residents of South King County on issues of housing, education, and human services. As a child, she and her family fled civil war in Somalia, and found a home in the Kent public housing system. She’s running to represent the diverse community that welcomed them in District 47.

At the Best Starts for Kids initiative, she has managed programs that directly support families and children, helping them reach adulthood happy, healthy, safe, and thriving. As a leader of the Youth Development Strategy, an organization that supports 32 other youth-serving organizations. Passionately invested in her community, she has served on a number of boards and organizations including Kent Youth and Family Services, Kent Rotary, Kent YMCA, and the Steering Committee for the Kent Education Levy in 2022. Shukri has a B.A. in Public Affairs, a Masters in Public Administration, and a Doctorate in Education from Seattle University. She lives in Kent with her two children.