Egan Orion

Seattle City Council, District 3

If elected, Egan will return LGBTQ representation to the Seattle City Council

Biography

Egan is a fourth generation Seattle resident with a long track record of stepping up, solving problems, and fighting for the things that make the city a great place to live. When Pride Festival was kicked out of the Seattle Center in 2007, Egan stepped up at the last minute and organized a PrideFest celebration worthy of Seattle’s LGBTQ community. After PrideFest Capitol Hill was at threat of shutting down because the city pulled their festival permits, Egan salvaged and reinvented the event in a matter of 11 days. Since then he’s grown both events to an annual attendance of over 200,000 and has built a massive social media network to advocate for queer and trans communities every day of the year. He was a tireless advocate and fundraiser for Washington’s same-sex marriage referendum and rallied at the Supreme Court for the expansion of marriage laws to include same-sex couples. He was an early and ardent supporter and donor to Seattle Trans Pride and through his work on the Seattle Red Dress Party has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local HIV/AIDS charities.

Egan interacts with small businesses on a daily basis. He is a successful small business owner and non-profit director and has committed his career to building community and expanding opportunity.

As a Seattle City Councilmember, Egan will strive every day to amplify the voices of all Seattleites and harness the great will and innovation available in Seattle to tackle the city’s most intractable problems.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • If elected, Egan will return LGBTQ representation to the Seattle City Council.

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