Sofia Aragon

Sofia Aragon

Time on Council

Current term: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023

Position: 6

Time in office: 2020 to present

Voting and Attendance Records

Contact

sofiaa@burienwa.gov

Boards and Committees

Background

“I am committed to making sure Burien is a safe, healthy, and inclusive place where my family and residents both new and old can call home for a lifetime.”

Aragon lives with her husband in Burien. Aragon’s passion is to apply her experience and expertise to shape public policy. Strong public policy creates opportunity for all. As a registered nurse and attorney, she worked in Olympia for over a decade to advocate for affordable and accessible health care, protecting public health, workplace safety, and ensuring differing opinions are included when developing public policy.

She moved on to be the executive director of the Washington Center for Nursing, a private nonprofit organization focused on building a strong and diverse nursing workforce. In this role she works with business and education leaders to build a health workforce our communities need. While Burien is moving forward for plans for more growth, planning should include community needs such as strong schools and access to health and social services.

Aragon has served on numerous statewide advisory committees under Governors Locke, Gregoire, and Inslee. She currently serves on the board of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance to help solve the homelessness crisis and ensure affordable housing for everyone.

With a public school foundation, she earned her first degree from the University of Washington with a bachelor of arts in economics. She went on to receive a bachelor of science in nursing from Seattle University and a law degree from Loyola University-Chicago.

Her hobbies include playing tennis and traveling with her husband and stepdaughter.