|Name||Gregory J. Nickels|
|Address||3413 38th Avenue SW |
Seattle, Washington 98126, United States
|| August 07, 1955
Feb 09, 2020 03:47pm
|Info||Greg began his public service at age 19 with the City of Seattle. In 1979, he joined the office of Seattle City Councilmember Norm Rice as his legislative assistant. He served in that capacity until his successful 1987 campaign for the King County Council. |
As chair of the Seattle/King County Board of Health for six years, Greg earned a reputation for protecting our children. He took on the tobacco industry advertising aimed at kids and had the Marlboro Man banned from the Kingdome. He succeeded in removing graphically violent video games from Seattle Center.
Greg has also been in the forefront of the fight for more parks and green space. He led the creation of the magnificent 310-acre Maury Island Marine Park, including 7,100 feet of saltwater shoreline. He authored the successful 1989 King County Open Space Bond Issue.
Greg is best known for his years of work to improve our transportation system. He has been a passionate advocate of creating a mass transit system and improving bus transit for our region. He serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Sound Transit.
Greg was born August 7, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois. He is the oldest of six children born to Bob and Kathie Nickels. In 1961, the Nickels family moved to Seattle. After graduating from Seattle Prep, Greg attended the University of Washington. Greg and his wife Sharon own their home in West Seattle and have two children. Jacob is in his fourth year at Western Washington University. Carey is in her second year at Washington State University.