From a very young age he volunteered much of his time with local youth. Ari met his future wife Jessica while attending Yeshiva University, located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. In 2004, following school, Ari and Jessica moved to Jessica’s hometown of Seattle, to the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle where she was raised. Ari started Lion Logistics, a property management and construction company. Ari lives in District 2, where he and Jessica raise their 3 children, and where he works and employs people from all over the city.
Throughout his adult life Ari has been involved with local youth. As a volunteer, he spent many years running youth and teen programming, and also coaches multiple little league teams. He still serves as a mentor and friend to many of the alumni who are now in college and raising families of their own.
Ari has served on boards for multiple non profits and schools, and helped build new schools and community infrastructure.
Ari’s interest in politics was spurned by the recent uptick in homelessness and crime which has made him think about how he could use his voice to create a safer, more prosperous Seattle for everyone.
Ari initiated an awareness campaign; meeting with City Council Members, community members and other officials to try and resolve this important issue.
Ari is a staunch opponent of the Head Tax and together with Speak Out Seattle and other grassroots organizations successfully gathered enough signatures to give Seattle citizens a fair chance to repeal the referendum at the ballot box.
Why Ari is Running
Ari is running for City Council because it’s time for a new approach to Seattle politics. Being a dad and a business owner, he is motivated to work for citizens who are raising their families here and concerned about the future.
Ari feels he can be an ear and a voice for Seattle’s residents, rather than the Council members’ special interests. Ari hopes to earn your vote for City Council by continuing to follow through on his word; providing thoughtful results for the residents of district 2, and for all of Seattle.