My name is Mohamed Abdi. I am a proud Muslim, Somali, African American Leader who was born in a Kenyan refugee camp and raised in Tukwila and Seattle, Washington. I have been an advocate for racial and social justice issues since high school, where I served as a board representative for the Tukwila School District when I was 16 years old. And as an intentional Servant Leader, my approach in my community work is through a solid, social justice and racial equity lens.
Throughout my leadership experiences, I’m really big on youth mentorship at Somali Health Board. I have served as an organizer with the City of Seattle’s Immigrant Family Institute Advisory Board and I have helped lobby bills on homelessness, immigration, and education both locally and federally since I was 14 years old.
I’m the eldest of 8 children and I am a first-generation college student who has graduated from the University of Washington at Seattle with an AES major and minor in diversity. And for me, I’m also currently the youngest councilman in Tukwila history at 24. And I’m proud to be serving the city that made me the man I am today.