Douglas Wagoner

2023 Leadership Fellows

Douglas Wagoner (Class of 2023) served Washington State as Director of Communications for U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02), Deputy Press Secretary/Digital Media Manager for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Communications Lead for the Washington State Department of Health’s Office of Healthy and Safe Communities. Before returning home to Seattle, Douglas also worked as a Field Organizer for the Los Angeles LGBT Center and on a campaign to stop a statewide ban on same sex marriage in Minnesota. Today, Douglas lives in West Seattle and serves as Deputy Director of Communications for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and a Commissioner on Seattle’s Community Police Commission, roles in which he advances his passion of improving outcomes and decreasing harm in the criminal justice system. In June of 2022, Douglas graduated with a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington, and he remains active in his local community, including serving on the Board of Directors of the West Seattle Food Bank.