Business owner Daniel Becker announced his campaign on May 21 for Mercer Island City Council Position 2. He will run against incumbent Salim Nice in the November 2021 general election.
“I’m running to bring a consistent, moderate, pragmatic voice to the Mercer Island City Council. I’m excited to bring my business experience and my longevity on Mercer Island to keep the Island such a great place to live,” said Becker in a press release.
Becker started his company, Kotis Design, in 2003 while he was still in college. Kotis Design creates custom logo apparel, promotional items, and fulfillment services. Kotis Design now employs more than 150 people.
Becker moved to Mercer Island in 1987 and attended elementary school, Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School, where he graduated as valedictorian. Becker graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration with a focus on information systems.
Becker lives with his husband, Will Quantz, and their son on First Hill on the north end of Mercer Island.