Commissioner De'Sean Quinn
De’Sean Quinn grew up in Seattle in the vibrant and diverse neighborhood of Beacon Hill and attended University of Washington, graduating with a degree in Political Science. De’Sean’s interest in politics motivated him to be involved in several political campaigns, most notably Ron Sims’ campaign for Washington governor. Following that campaign, he served as the community relations manager for King County Executive Ron Sims for two years and was later appointed to be Council Relations Director.
De’Sean is currently a Water Quality Planner and Project Manager with the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks where he works on community relations, directs public involvement consultants, and represents the agency on various intergovernmental planning groups. He also works with the local communities and the Puget Sound Partnership to update their work in accordance with the regional action agenda strategies. Previously, De'Sean worked in the King County Executive's Office for both Executive Ron Sims and Executive Dow Constantine, serving in various positions including Community Relations, Council Relations, and Regional and Tribal Relations, where he was responsible for managing relationships with the 39 cities and 2 tribes in King County. He has a passion for public service and believes strongly that it is a privilege and a responsibility. De’Sean is also a Councilmember for the city of Tukwila. He is a champion for all residents but brings a unique experience to the council, having worked closely with immigrant and refugee groups in King County. He has a particular interest in empowering residents throughout the community.