The Pedersens in the Neighborhood

Alex Pedersen and his wife and children reside in Northeast Seattle near Ravenna Park where the neighborhoods of Ravenna, the U-District and Bryant intersect. Their family enjoys playing at Ravenna, Laurelhurst, and Magnuson Parks and shopping in the Roosevelt & Wallingford neighborhood business districts.

Alex Pedersen has been working hard for neighborhoods during the past 20 years in both the public and private sectors. Alex recently served as Legislative Aide to City Council President Tim Burgess. Alex’s career includes over 10 years as a senior analyst for financial institutions where he evaluated and closed over $2 billion in construction and permanent financing for affordable multifamily housing and mixed-use projects with over 30,000 housing units throughout the country. Alex served at HUD headquarters in Washington, DC during the Clinton Administration and as Chief of Staff for the President of the Oakland City Council before settling with his family in Seattle. Alex received his Masters of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. Alex’s wife was born and raised in Seattle and their children are having a ball growing up here, too.

In his position as Legislative Aide to Tim Burgess, the President of the City Council, Alex:
•  developed legislative proposals to improve quality of life for the 600,000 residents of the City of Seattle.
•  analyzed the city’s $4 billion city budget and made recommendations for positive amendments.
•  specialized in education, economic development, human services, and affordable housing.
•  crafted and presented the budget amendment enabling Seattle to become 4th city in nation to fully fund Nurse Family Partnership for low-income moms and their infants.
•  drafted legislation adopted by City Council that:
—–   initiated the city government’s goal of universal preschool (Resolution 31478) and a plan to achieve that goal which culminated in Proposition 1B supported overwhelmingly by Seattle voters.
—–   expanded affordable workforce housing opportunities.
—–   established a framework to evaluate new budget proposals using performance measures.
—–   funded innovative research with the University of Washington to improve gun safety.

Alex also volunteers with YouthCare, the nonprofit headquartered in Northeast Seattle that empowers homeless youth throughout Seattle with housing and hope.

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See you around the neighborhood.