Sharon Lee will be running for Sally Clark’s recently vacated seat on the City Council. Clark vacated her seat April 12. Lee will be the third API candidate to run for the seven-month position. Candidates will not be able to re-apply for re-election after the term.
Lee has served as Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute since 1994, where she oversees a staff of 144 in housing development, property management, advocacy and supportive services.
In her time at the Low Income Housing Institute, she has established one of the most productive housing non-profits in the state with over 3,500 affordable rental and homeownership units created, serving families, seniors, the workforce, the disabled, the homeless, and first-time homebuyers.
Lee received her Masters in Architecture, and Masters in City Planning at M.I.T.
She told the Northwest Asian Weekly that her hopes in running for the interim City Council position, is “trying to move the housing agenda forward to get some results.”
Lee is one of three API candidates hoping to fill Clark’s seat. John Okamoto and Sharon Maeda would also like to bring their experience and qualifications to the City Council, even if it is for a short period. (end)