Olgy will be the first out LGBTQ+ woman elected to the Tacoma City Council!
Olgy Diaz grew up in a military and union household that valued hard work, humor, and family above all else. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Guatemala in the 1970s and worked multiple jobs to help realize the American dream for themselves and their three children. With their hard work and sacrifices, she became the first in the family to attend and graduate from college with dual bachelor’s degrees in Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies from the University of Washington. In August of 2022, Olgy was selected from 42 applicants to fill a council vacancy and became the first Latina to serve on the Tacoma City Council.
Throughout her career, she has worked to foster a more reflective democracy and expand access to power through work with local non-profits like OneAmerica and Planned Parenthood, the Washington State Legislature, and candidate campaigns across Pierce County. She currently works as the Deputy Legislative Director for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Council Member Diaz lives in South Tacoma with her dogs Pepita and Pancho and a vast collection of over 100 houseplants.