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Welcome to the Fuse Progressive Voters Guide to the 2021 primary election! The Progressive Voters Guide compiles the information that allows you to make informed decisions about the races on your ballot, based on your values. You can learn about our partners and decision-making process here. Please share this guide with your friends and family!

City Races

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

Consejo de la Ciudad de Bainbridge Island

Consejo de la Ciudad de Bainbridge Island, District #7, North Ward

  • Incumbent Joe Deets is running for re-election to the Bainbridge Island City Council in North Ward, District 7. Deets has served in this position since 2018, including a stint as deputy mayor. He serves as the board chair for the City of Bainbridge’s Ethics Committee and he is a Bainbridge Island Emergency Medical Responder. Outside of these roles, Deets works in solar power and is a member of the Solar Washington board.

    In his role on the council, Deets has worked hard in the areas of environmental protection and social justice. He leads the Climate Action Plan, which works to mitigate the effects of climate change in Bainbridge through policy and by engaging residents to create a more sustainable community. Deets also serves as the liaison for the Racial Equity Advisory Committee, a group to identify and dismantle systemic racism in the municipal government and community, at large. If re-elected, Deets wants to focus on racial justice and social equity, environmental stewardship, and post-pandemic economic recovery, especially for frontline workers and small businesses.

    Also in this race is former council member Ron Peltier. Peltier joined the council in 2016, representing District 1 in the At-Large position. He chose not to seek re-election when his seat expired in 2019 after facing a string of ethics complaints from both constituents and fellow council members about bullying behavior and conflicts of interest. Peltier was formally admonished by the council in 2019 and has no place in public service again.

    Opera singer and performing artist Lisa Mandelkorn is another challenger to represent District 7. Mandelkorn is running to keep Bainbridge from becoming overdeveloped and wants to bring about greater governmental transparency and investment in the arts. She has not had significant community leadership experience and this would be her first elected position.

    Dennis Miller, a general contractor and Bainbridge resident is running for this position as well. Miller has never held public office and his only community leadership involvement is coaching youth sports. Despite having a relatively progressive platform that includes housing for all, environmental stewardship, and sustainable development, Miller does not have a well-developed campaign and lacks the experience needed for this role.

    In this crowded race, we recommend Joe Deets because of his solid record and progressive values.

    Joe Deets

    Incumbent Joe Deets is running for re-election to the Bainbridge Island City Council in North Ward, District 7. Deets has served in this position since 2018, including a stint as deputy mayor.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Bremerton

Consejo de la Ciudad de Bremerton, District #3

  • Melissa Watkinson is a social scientist who has taught at U.W. Bothell in several roles. She is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and a descendent of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and she has worked with Indigenous Sisters Resistance and Seattle's Environmental Justice Committee.

    At the core of Watkinson's platform is a commitment to equity and a sustainable vision for the area. As a council member, she wants to encourage mixed-income housing, provide more accessible transportation, support small business programs, and incentivize the protection of the local ecosystems.

    Watkinson offers the most thoughtful and progressive platform in this crowded primary. We recommend Watkinson for Bremerton City Council in District 3.

    Melissa Watkinson

    Melissa Watkinson is a social scientist who has taught at U.W. Bothell in several roles. She is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and a descendent of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and she has worked with Indigenous Sisters Resistance and Seattle's Environmental Justice Committee.

Otros Candidatos

There are six other candidates in this race. Data analyst Jeff Campbell is running on a platform of uniting renters and homeowners. Supporting affordable housing and stable rents is the keystone of his campaign.

Johannes Schonberg is the Director of Engagement for the Naval Undersea Warfare Division and a U.S. Navy Reserve officer. He also participates in the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Entrepreneurship and Innovation subcommittee. His primary campaign priorities include increasing communication from the city council, reducing revenue from business taxes, and advocating for sidewalk and street improvements.

Jim McDonald is a former Bremerton City Council member who served from 2010 to 2013. He has also served as a Bremerton Housing Authority Commissioner, which is a public corporation that seeks to provide affordable housing options to those with limited financial means. He does not have a campaign website, but his official voters' guide statement says that he wants to expand high-speed internet access, prevent vehicle overcrowding, and support city services like fire, police, and public works.

Jeff Coughlin is a director remotely working on the NASA Kepler Mission and a Bremerton Planning Commissioner. Coughlin's campaign has three main priorities: improving input and communication from voters, reinvesting the revenue from increased growth into city services, and supporting local businesses.

John Johanson is a Marine who states that he is running to remove red light cameras and encourage volunteerism.

Craig Houston has served on the Manette Park Improvement Project Fundraising and Planning Committee. His platform includes funding the police and implementing park and road maintenance projects.