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August 1, 2017 Primary Election

City Council Position 8

Hisam Goueli

PO Box 23301
Seattle, WA 98102
(608) 213-9496
peopleforhisam@gmail.com
www.electhisam.com

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Written Voters' Guide Statement

My name is Dr. Hisam Goueli. I specialize in treating older adults and people with mental illness.

I’m a gay Muslim Arab-American from Minnesota. My husband is a Peruvian immigrant. We moved to Seattle to get married and live our American dream, knowing we would be welcome here.

Every day I see 27 patients in the hospital. 20 of them are homeless. I see how public policy leaves many suffering in our prosperous City. My patients inspired me to run for City Council.

We all know we have a serious decision to make in this election. Will Seattle be home only for wealthy people, or a thriving City that leads nationally with progressive values?

Too many senior citizens on fixed incomes fear losing their homes. Too many people of color are being displaced from neighborhoods they have built for generations. Too many young people believe they will never own a home. Too many people are living in tents and on our streets.

I’m running to make sure Seattle is home for all our residents.

Affordable Housing:  We must build it now. We should build on surplus City property and streamline our permitting process to expedite construction. We should protect our housing market from outsider speculation.

Quality Health Care for all:  I have a plan to invest in community health clinics to innovate new solutions for our primary healthcare system. This will improve outcomes and lower costs for all in Seattle.

Seattle continues to grow: We must go beyond affordability to livability. This means investing in cultural services like arts, parks, creative schools, sidewalks and transit. These services create a culture of empathy, keep us competitive into the future, and transmit our values to newcomers.

I bring leadership experience: I’ve developed successful healthcare solutions all around the world. In Ohio I opened a refugee clinic and worked at Planned Parenthood.  In Wisconsin I opened a free dental clinic. In Egypt I launched a mobile healthcare clinic.  In Guatemala, I helped decrease child mortality and empowered women in healthcare. In Nepal I developed a 10-location primary healthcare system. I know how policy works, and how to engage with diverse communities to achieve progress.

Please visit my website for endorsements, which include: 32nd District Democrats, former Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Doctors, Nurses and Social Workers.

I want to use my expertise, compassion, and love for Seattle to serve you.  Please vote for me.

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