Gina Topp is a lawyer, education advocate, and mom. She has dedicated her career to public service, including serving as the chief legal counsel and policy advisor to King County Executive Dow Constantine. Gina's passion for education stems from her own transformative experiences. Inspired by her 4th-grade teacher, she developed a love for the environment through a classroom garden. Years later, she played a crucial role in securing funding for the preservation of natural lands, urban green spaces, and open spaces in underserved communities through the Conserve Our Futures ballot measure.
Gina understands the importance of mental health support in schools, as she personally benefited from a counselor's help during a difficult time in high school. Now, she advocates for the availability of mental health counselors in every school. Her desire to make life-changing opportunities accessible to students led her to serve on the board of the West Seattle Rotary Club, where she helps provide scholarships similar to the one she received for studying abroad in Germany during her junior year.
Gina has been involved in various community organizations. She has served on the boards of the 34th District Democrats and the Seattle Sports Complex Foundation, which brings tennis camps to underserved youth in Southwest Seattle. Gina holds a B.S. in Biology, Juris Doctorate, and Master of Tax Law from the University of Washington (UW). She remains connected to her alma mater as a proud "triple Dawg," having taught seminar classes on local government policy dilemmas and serving on the UW Alumni Gold Council.
Gina resides in West Seattle with her husband Ben and their young daughter.
1) Ensuring equity in education for all students, regardless of their background, so that every child has the opportunity to succeed;
2) Cultivating safe, inclusive, and welcoming environments, where every student feels valued and respected;
3) Empowering educators through comprehensive support and fostering their professional growth, recognizing their critical role in shaping our children's future;
4) Engaging parents and communities to create a collaborative educational system that restores confidence in the governance of our district, and reflects the diverse needs and perspectives of our city.
Gina Topp is a dedicated lawyer, education advocate, and West Seattle mom who has devoted her career to public service. As the chief legal counsel and policy advisor to King County Executive Dow Constantine, she played a crucial role in securing funding for the preservation of natural lands and urban green spaces through the Conserve Our Futures ballot measure. Gina is passionate about education and mental health support in schools, drawing from her own transformative experiences. She serves on the board of the West Seattle Rotary Club and is the former chair of the 34th District Democrats. Gina holds degrees from the University of Washington and resides in West Seattle with her husband and daughter.