Depending on where you live, you may have the below city races on your ballot.

No Good Choices

There are no good choices in the race for Kennewick City Council, Position 1, Ward 1. Incumbent Don Britain has had multiple ethics complaints filed against him and was fired by the state's Department of Social and Health Services for having an "inappropriate relationship" with one of his clients. He has faced an investigation from the city of Kennewick for complaints filed by fellow Councilmember Bill McKay.


Also in this race are Gretl Crawford and Jacob Finkbeiner. Finkbeiner works for a trucking company and previously ran a food truck in Pullman. He does not have any elected experience or a robust campaign platform but does want to invest in infrastructure projects. Crawford is a real estate agent running on a thin campaign platform full of divisive language. She is not a progressive choice.

Write in a progressive of your choice for Kennewick City Council, Position 1, Ward 1.

  • Ken Short is running for Kennewick City Council, At-Large Position 4. Short is a member of the Kennewick Planning Commission who spent time as a legislative assistant in the Washington state Senate. Short wants to bring new businesses to the community and encourage more development to meet the needs of the growing population. He is also committed to communicating with his constituents and pledges to explain his votes on the council through weekly newsletters, social media posts, and short videos.

    Short is challenging incumbent Bill McKay. McKay was elected in 2018 and serves on the Ben Franklin Transit Board and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. McKay is also a member of the Washington Self-Storage Association Board. He does not have a campaign website, a detailed platform, or a record of his accomplishments since 2018 available.

    While Ken Short is not particularly progressive, he is the better choice in the race for Kennewick City Council, At-Large Position 4.

    Ken Short

    Ken Short is running for Kennewick City Council, At-Large Position 4. Short is a member of the Kennewick Planning Commission who spent time as a legislative assistant in the Washington state Senate.

    Ken Short

    Ken Short is running for Kennewick City Council, At-Large Position 4. Short is a member of the Kennewick Planning Commission who spent time as a legislative assistant in the Washington state Senate.

  • Jason Lohr is an electrician and IBEW Local 112 member who is running for Kennewick City Council, Ward 3, Position 3. He serves as a volunteer for the union's youth and community outreach committee and as a delegate to the Washington State Labor Council. As a union member, Lohr's platform emphasizes working-wage local jobs, as well as bringing more housing to the city and investing in the road, park, and utility infrastructure everyone relies on for work and play. His campaign is strongly endorsed by labor organizations. 

    Also in this race are incumbent John Trumbo and Brandon Andersen, neither of who have functional campaign websites as of mid-July. Trumbo, who states that he will continue to work on the council with "conservative leadership," was reprimanded by his colleagues on the city council in 2020 for violating city ethics codes - and not for his first time. Andersen states that he will support the police and build out the creative district, performance centers, and multi-use spaces. 

    Lohr is the best choice in this race for Kennewick City Council, Ward 3, Position 3.

    Jason Lohr

    Jason Lohr is an electrician and IBEW Local 112 member who is running for Kennewick City Council, Ward 3, Position 3. He serves as a volunteer for the union's youth and community outreach committee and as a delegate to the Washington State Labor Council.

    Jason Lohr

    Jason Lohr is an electrician and IBEW Local 112 member who is running for Kennewick City Council, Ward 3, Position 3. He serves as a volunteer for the union's youth and community outreach committee and as a delegate to the Washington State Labor Council.