Justin Camarata has been active in civics and policy advocacy in Tacoma and Pierce County for over a decade. He previously served as interim City Councilmember for Tacoma’s District 2, which encompasses Downtown Tacoma as well as the Tideflats and the Port of Tacoma. In this capacity, he advocated for limiting fossil fuel expansion, electrifying transportation, densifying neighborhoods and business districts, and improving transit access. He is a member of Forterra’s Regional Leadership Council and the Protect Tacoma Tideflats Coalition, and has previously served on the City of Tacoma’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group, the Center for Urban Waters Board of Directors, and various advisory boards and commissions. Camarata is a University of Washington graduate in Political Science and has several years of experience working with Seattle area tech startups. He and his wife Bess live in Tacoma with their two children, who enjoy basketball and coding.