About Jesse

As a public defender, a former Shoreline city councilmember and a former child welfare prosecutor, Jesse Salomon brings a deep and varied resume to his role as senator for the 32nd Legislative District. His priorities are to address critical needs in education, promote the creation of livable wage jobs, protect the environment, and practice fiscal accountability.

Jesse is the Vice Chair of both the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee and the Senate Local Government Committee. He also serves on the Senate Law & Justice Committee and the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee. His district contains Shoreline, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, North Seattle, Woodway and parts of unincorporated Snohomish County.

As a councilmember, Jesse helped create hundreds of affordable housing units, secured two light-rail stations, passed a paid family and medical leave ordinance, preserved local forest lands and passed a plan to fight climate change. He also played a key role in putting Shoreline on a long-range planning strategy to avoid budget deficits, a style of fiscal responsibility he will follow as a senator.

Jesse is a past member of King County’s Children and Youth Advisory Board, where he worked to ensure that children get a strong start in life and families get the support they need.

A practicing attorney for more than 15 years, Jesse holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University. While serving on King County’s Law, Safety and Justice Committee, Jesse met regularly with law enforcement leaders, judges, and other elected officials to coordinate best practices in law enforcement and court procedures. He also promoted the use of non-violent police de-escalation techniques to prevent violence between police and citizens, an approach that is now a standard part of training for police in many areas of the state, including Shoreline.

An avid angler, snowboarder and hiker, Jesse sees salmon as a vital regional icon, sport fishing resource, and essential to the Native American way of life. He and his wife Sarah, a public health researcher, live with their son in the Ridgecrest neighborhood of Shoreline.