Jesse Greene

  • Statewide leader on housing and homelessness
  • Small business owner
  • Proud West Seattleite

“Growing up, my family experienced homelessness.  In West Seattle, I found more than a home – I found a community.  The support of this amazing community is what led me to become a statewide leader on homelessness.

Now, what I see in our community worries me.  Our City Council is failing our most vulnerable, and it’s failing our neighborhoods.  It’s time to expect more from our leaders.  My name is Jesse Green, and I ask for your vote.”

Jesse Greene was born at Group Health Hospital in Seattle on December 5th, 1979. He was raised in the small suburbs of Sumner and Bonney Lake until 18 years of age. Throughout Jesse’s youth, his family struggled with homelessness.  Jesse’s father also battled opiate addiction, a disease that would ultimately take his life.  Without the support of his loved ones – and his adopted community of West Seattle – he could have been a statistic.

From these difficult beginnings, Jesse built a life for himself, graduating from college and moving to West Seattle in 2002.  Here, Jesse invested in the community as a small business owner.  He currently runs Uncle Woody’s Popcorn (aka Seattle Popcorn Company), a small business in District 1’s South Park neighborhood.

Jesse’s commitment to his community extends to his public service.  Jesse was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee as a member of the State Advisory Council on Homelessness (SACH), where he champions issues related to housing security on the statewide level. He is pursuing graduate studies in the Leadership Executive MBA program at the Albers School of Business at Seattle University.

Jesse has been married to his lovely partner for 13 years, Jessica “Jessie” (Hanley) Greene, a third-generation Seattleite. They have three kids: Valee, Jeremiah (JJ), and Julian, and one furry friend, a 12-year-old dog named Wilson.

Jesse’s preferred gender pronouns are: He / Him / His

Jesse’s view of our community is best described by the children’s book, “All Are Welcome” by Alexandra Penfold. Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC