City of Burien
Mayor Matta served as a labor leader for 20 years. He has served as a manager for minority-owned construction firms for several years in Washington and Oregon.
Mayor Matta's accomplishments in social justice and labor issues span from advocacy for civil rights, democracy, and broad participation in government by the people, and a strong commitment to our constitutional rights.
As a union labor leader, community advocate, and organizer, Mayor Matta has long sought to build bridges between organized labor, business, and our diverse communities of Washington. Mayor Matta has served as President of Carpenters Local Union 41 and President of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters Regional Executive Board. He is currently a regional executive board member and Vice-Chair of The Latino Civic Alliance. He has served as president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (King County) and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA).