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Consejo de la Ciudad de Kennewick

Consejo de la Ciudad de Kennewick, Ward #1, Position #1

No Hay Buenas Opciones

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.


Consejo de la Ciudad de Kennewick, Position #4 (At-Large)

No Hay Recomendación

We have no recommendation for the Kennewick City Council, Position 4 At-Large. There are four candidates in this relatively low-information race: Bryan Meehan-Verhei, Uby Creek, Ken Short, and Bill McKay.

Meehan-Verhei owns a real estate business and does not have a campaign platform or detailed website.

Creek is an educator and a school site coordinator. She sits on the Kennewick Diversity Commission and is a board member with the 3 Rivers Community Foundation. On the Benton County voters' guide, she had stated that her preference is the Republican Party.

Short is a member of the Kennewick Planning Commission who is also running for the at-large position. He does not have a detailed campaign platform but did spend time as a legislative assistant in the Washington state Senate.

McKay is the incumbent council member running for re-election. He 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.

Write in a progressive of your choice for Kennewick City Council, at-large Position 4.


Consejo de la Ciudad de Kennewick, Ward #3, Position #3

  • 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.