Rob Saka Age, Wife, Children and Politics
Rob Saka, a Seattle Public Schools dad of three, attorney, justice reform advocate, Air Force Veteran, and West Seattle resident, is on a mission to serve the people of Seattle by going from former foster child to Seattle City Councilmember.
As the son of a Nigerian immigrant, he overcame poverty, a traumatic and unstable home life, and to rise in the ranks of the U.S. Air Force.
He earned his college and law degrees under the G.I. Bill and achieved success as an attorney and policy advocate in Seattle and King County.
Saka grew up in foster care in Minnesota until his father was able to rescue him at nine years old. They moved out west and settled in low-income apartments in Kent, blocks away from a justice center that would later house some of his childhood friends.
Growing up, he watched his father work numerous physically demanding low-wage jobs, sacrificing his own career ambitions to focus on raising his children.
His father taught him the importance of hard work and selfless service, which he uses in his everyday life.
Saka graduated from Kent-Meridian High School in 2001 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after the 9/11 attacks.
He served in the Iraq War and earned his college degree under the G.I. Bill at the University of Washington, where he met his wife, Alicia.
After 10 years in the military, he resigned his commission to focus on serving others as a civilian attorney. After graduating law school from the University of California, Hastings Law, he moved back to Seattle to practice law at Perkins Coie.
Saka has tried his best to bring his unique brand of servant leadership and passionate advocacy in service of communities across the city, including by serving on nonprofit boards such as the Seattle Urban League, representing fellow Veterans in need pro bono, volunteering to be head coach for his daughter’s Little League baseball team, and more.
His passion for service in the community led him to become more civically involved, serving on the once per decade Charter Commission, the nonpartisan Districting Committee, and the Seattle Police Chief Search Committee.
Saka believes in safe communities and better policing, as everyone has a right to feel safe in their neighborhood, free of threat of crime or unequal justice. He survived his own experience with police brutality with the Minneapolis Police Department and made it his mission to help responsibly reform the criminal justice system locally.
At the same time, he understands firsthand the importance of effective public safety. He was one block away from the finish line during the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombs went off, witnessing hundreds of emergency responders rushing towards the danger while putting their own safety on the line to protect us.
He is grateful for his community and civic advocacy efforts, which have enabled him to stay connected to the many diverse communities he loves and strengthen his resolve to help more kids from disadvantaged backgrounds write their own narratives about what they can expect to achieve.
Rob Saka wife and Chidren
He is married to Alicia Saka, We do not have information about alicia to share.