About Dr. Shukri Olow
Dr. Shukri Olow is a mother, a community organizer, a doctoral scholar, 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 on a variety of issues including housing, education and human services. Dr. Olow is running to bring her strong lived, professional, and community-based experienced to County Council.
As an immigrant, refugee, and product of the Kent public housing system, Dr. Olow has seen and lived the challenges that so many members of our community face. She has also felt the beauty of this community which supports one another, and that supported her when her family needed it most. It is that resilient love that inspires Dr. Olow to represent the people of South King County. If elected, she will bring the voices of all residents looking to be heard and valued by our democracy to the policies and resources King County has to offer. Let’s make #herstory together by electing the first Black woman to a County Council position in Washington state history!