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  • Kim-Khanh Van is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 7, where she has served since 2020. After her family escaped Vietnam as refugees and settled in King County, she went on to earn her law degree and become an attorney. Van is now an active member of the community, volunteering with groups that serve veterans, protect the local environment, and provide legal aid to immigrants. She also is a board member of the PTA at Kennydale, where her child attends school, and is the co-founder of AAPI Against Hate.

    Van has been a relatively progressive voice during her time on the city council. She supported allocating pandemic funding to homeownership programs, human services, and small businesses. She also advocated testing for toxic "forever chemicals" in our water systems and denounced the construction of an asphalt plant on the Cedar River. She was also one of only two members of the Renton City Council who voted to maintain the Red Lion Hotel as a source of housing for residents experiencing homelessness.

    Van has been an outspoken advocate for immigrants and communities of color and has earned impressive support from our partners in this race. 

    Former Renton City Council member and Boeing engineer Randy Corman is challenging Kim-Khanh Van for Position 7. Corman retired from the council in 2021 after 24 years in office. Corman's platform has a few progressive goals, like building more affordable housing for people with middle incomes, supporting sustainable development, and expanding public transportation.

    However, he also has concerning stances on some of the top issues affecting Renton today. Corman blames crime on the commonsense police accountability laws, despite evidence they make our community safer. He supports criminalizing homelessness and addiction in Renton rather than supporting proven solutions to our community's challenges. 

    Kim-Khanh Van's strong endorsements and more progressive platform make her the clear choice for Renton City Council, Position 7. 

    Last updated: 2023-10-18

    Kim-Khanh Van

    Kim-Khanh Van is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 7, where she has served since 2020. After her family escaped Vietnam as refugees and settled in King County, she went on to earn her law degree and become an attorney.

    Kim-Khanh Van is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 7, where she has served since 2020. After her family escaped Vietnam as refugees and settled in King County, she went on to earn her law degree and become an attorney. Van is now an active member of the community, volunteering with groups that serve veterans, protect the local environment, and provide legal aid to immigrants. She also is a board member of the PTA at Kennydale, where her child attends school, and is the co-founder of AAPI Against Hate.

    Van has been a relatively progressive voice during her time on the city council. She supported allocating pandemic funding to homeownership programs, human services, and small businesses. She also advocated testing for toxic "forever chemicals" in our water systems and denounced the construction of an asphalt plant on the Cedar River. She was also one of only two members of the Renton City Council who voted to maintain the Red Lion Hotel as a source of housing for residents experiencing homelessness.

    Van has been an outspoken advocate for immigrants and communities of color and has earned impressive support from our partners in this race. 

    Former Renton City Council member and Boeing engineer Randy Corman is challenging Kim-Khanh Van for Position 7. Corman retired from the council in 2021 after 24 years in office. Corman's platform has a few progressive goals, like building more affordable housing for people with middle incomes, supporting sustainable development, and expanding public transportation.

    However, he also has concerning stances on some of the top issues affecting Renton today. Corman blames crime on the commonsense police accountability laws, despite evidence they make our community safer. He supports criminalizing homelessness and addiction in Renton rather than supporting proven solutions to our community's challenges. 

    Kim-Khanh Van's strong endorsements and more progressive platform make her the clear choice for Renton City Council, Position 7. 

    Kim-Khanh Van

    Kim-Khanh Van is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 7, where she has served since 2020. After her family escaped Vietnam as refugees and settled in King County, she went on to earn her law degree and become an attorney.

  • King County Assessor John Wilson is running unopposed for re-election. He worked as the chief deputy assessor for four years before being elected by the public to lead the office in 2015. Wilson has also worked in the county’s Department of Information Technology and in public affairs consulting. 

    In office, Wilson has focused on housing affordability, making sure our tax code is balanced, and improving the efficiency of assessor services. One of his top priorities has been to ensure that property taxes don’t push our senior neighbors out of their homes. Wilson also revamped the office’s web services and instituted the Taxpayer Transparency Tool so county residents can easily calculate how policy changes impact their upcoming taxes. In this race, Wilson’s platform emphasizes similar values of accessibility, innovation, and efficiency in the office while working on community issues like housing and immigration.

    With his years of experience and strong community focus, John Wilson deserves your vote to serve another term as King County Auditor. 

    Last updated: 2023-10-18

    John Wilson

    King County Assessor John Wilson is running unopposed for re-election. He worked as the chief deputy assessor for four years before being elected by the public to lead the office in 2015.

    King County Assessor John Wilson is running unopposed for re-election. He worked as the chief deputy assessor for four years before being elected by the public to lead the office in 2015. Wilson has also worked in the county’s Department of Information Technology and in public affairs consulting. 

    In office, Wilson has focused on housing affordability, making sure our tax code is balanced, and improving the efficiency of assessor services. One of his top priorities has been to ensure that property taxes don’t push our senior neighbors out of their homes. Wilson also revamped the office’s web services and instituted the Taxpayer Transparency Tool so county residents can easily calculate how policy changes impact their upcoming taxes. In this race, Wilson’s platform emphasizes similar values of accessibility, innovation, and efficiency in the office while working on community issues like housing and immigration.

    With his years of experience and strong community focus, John Wilson deserves your vote to serve another term as King County Auditor. 

    John Wilson

    King County Assessor John Wilson is running unopposed for re-election. He worked as the chief deputy assessor for four years before being elected by the public to lead the office in 2015.

  • Endorsed By: King County Democrats
  • Incumbent Julie Wise is running for her third term serving as King County Director of Elections. Wise has worked in elections since 2000 and as the county’s director since 2015. During her two terms, she has brought innovative community services to the offices that have advanced civic education and voter participation.

    Wise has led progress in the county elections office, instituting the Voter Education Fund (a public-philanthropic partnership), providing prepaid postage on ballots, introducing new language options, and adding 65 new ballot drop-off locations. Her past term included successfully navigating the storm of election misinformation and conspiracy theories about the democratic process. Wise has won numerous awards for her leadership in the office.

    Wise’s campaign reflects her continued commitment to reducing barriers to voting, protecting elections from infringement, building community trust in the accuracy of election results, and making sure every vote is counted. Her biggest priorities for a third term are continuing progressive efforts to increase accessibility while investing in security to protect voters and elections offices from intimidation.

    Republican Doug Basler is challenging Wise in this race. Basler runs a digital video and marketing services company, and he has previously run for office. His campaign platform dangerously promotes far-right fictions of election fraud that fueled the 2020 criminal conspiracy to overthrow the will of the people. Basler has also previously questioned the integrity of county elections, and even participated in lawsuits aimed at overturning the function of our democratic institutions. 

    King County voters deserve an elections director who is focused on delivering quality and accurate services rather than someone who wants to overturn our votes and stoke chaos in order to elevate their position and that of their party. Julie Wise deserves re-election for another term as King County Director of Elections to continue bringing strong leadership to the office. 

    Last updated: 2023-10-19

    Julie Wise

    Incumbent Julie Wise is running for her third term serving as King County Director of Elections. Wise has worked in elections since 2000 and as the county’s director since 2015.

    Incumbent Julie Wise is running for her third term serving as King County Director of Elections. Wise has worked in elections since 2000 and as the county’s director since 2015. During her two terms, she has brought innovative community services to the offices that have advanced civic education and voter participation.

    Wise has led progress in the county elections office, instituting the Voter Education Fund (a public-philanthropic partnership), providing prepaid postage on ballots, introducing new language options, and adding 65 new ballot drop-off locations. Her past term included successfully navigating the storm of election misinformation and conspiracy theories about the democratic process. Wise has won numerous awards for her leadership in the office.

    Wise’s campaign reflects her continued commitment to reducing barriers to voting, protecting elections from infringement, building community trust in the accuracy of election results, and making sure every vote is counted. Her biggest priorities for a third term are continuing progressive efforts to increase accessibility while investing in security to protect voters and elections offices from intimidation.

    Republican Doug Basler is challenging Wise in this race. Basler runs a digital video and marketing services company, and he has previously run for office. His campaign platform dangerously promotes far-right fictions of election fraud that fueled the 2020 criminal conspiracy to overthrow the will of the people. Basler has also previously questioned the integrity of county elections, and even participated in lawsuits aimed at overturning the function of our democratic institutions. 

    King County voters deserve an elections director who is focused on delivering quality and accurate services rather than someone who wants to overturn our votes and stoke chaos in order to elevate their position and that of their party. Julie Wise deserves re-election for another term as King County Director of Elections to continue bringing strong leadership to the office. 

    Julie Wise

    Incumbent Julie Wise is running for her third term serving as King County Director of Elections. Wise has worked in elections since 2000 and as the county’s director since 2015.

  • Endorsed By: APACE, The Stranger
  • Sam Cho is running unopposed for re-election for Seattle Port Commissioner, Position 2. Before his election in 2019, he served on Gov. Jay Inslee’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and previously worked on trade issues for a member of Congress. Aside from his work on the commission, Cho also serves on the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Council on International Trade.

    Cho has been a standout on the commission in his first term. When Cho became commission president in 2022, he was the first Asian American to serve in the role in port history. As the son of South Korean immigrants and a fluent Korean speaker, Cho has led several international trade efforts with Korea, including creating a green trade corridor with the Port of Busan and working with Hyundai and KIA to make the Port of Seattle the exclusive importer of their cars.

    Cho deserves your vote for Position 2 on the Seattle Port Commission. 

    Last updated: 2023-10-18

    Sam Cho

    Submitted by airtable on Mon, 09/25/2023 - 15:34

    Sam Cho is running unopposed for re-election for Seattle Port Commissioner, Position 2. Before his election in 2019, he served on Gov. Jay Inslee’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and previously worked on trade issues for a member of Congress.

    Sam Cho is running unopposed for re-election for Seattle Port Commissioner, Position 2. Before his election in 2019, he served on Gov. Jay Inslee’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and previously worked on trade issues for a member of Congress. Aside from his work on the commission, Cho also serves on the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Council on International Trade.

    Cho has been a standout on the commission in his first term. When Cho became commission president in 2022, he was the first Asian American to serve in the role in port history. As the son of South Korean immigrants and a fluent Korean speaker, Cho has led several international trade efforts with Korea, including creating a green trade corridor with the Port of Busan and working with Hyundai and KIA to make the Port of Seattle the exclusive importer of their cars.

    Cho deserves your vote for Position 2 on the Seattle Port Commission. 

    Sam Cho

    Submitted by airtable on Mon, 09/25/2023 - 15:34

    Sam Cho is running unopposed for re-election for Seattle Port Commissioner, Position 2. Before his election in 2019, he served on Gov. Jay Inslee’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and previously worked on trade issues for a member of Congress.

  • Incumbent Fred Felleman is an environmental consultant and marine biologist. He is running for re-election to the Seattle Port Commission, Position 5, as the senior member of the commission, having served since 2016. With his science background, Felleman has pledged to continue supporting environmentally friendly reforms at the port.

    As commissioner, Felleman has focused on fighting climate change and increasing the port's green energy jobs. He has been a leader on the commission when it comes to protecting orcas, publicly opposing the dangerous Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, and advocating for well-paying jobs. Elected commission president in 2021, he has recently supported more efficient and greener policies at the port to reduce pollution, including adding solar panels to the Fishermen's Terminal's net shed and powering new docks so ships don't have to idle and burn additional fuel. Felleman often supports social causes as well, including condemning Trump's Muslim ban and government agencies’ response at the airport, as well as welcoming Ukrainian refugees, with Washington hosting 16,000 refugees, the third most among U.S. states.

    Challenging Felleman is Jesse Tam, the managing director for Mega Pacific Investments, a strategic development consulting firm. He is a former parks commissioner for the city of Newcastle, as well as past president and current board director for the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, among other roles. 

    Tam states that he's running to use his business experience to source well-paying union jobs, negotiate business deals, and lead on climate change. While we agree with Tam's listed priorities, Felleman has been an excellent environmental advocate and scientific mind on the board, and we don't see a strong case for how Tam would bring progressive change to the port. 

    Felleman has earned your vote for re-election to the Port of Seattle, Position #5. 

    Last updated: 2023-10-19

    Fred Felleman

    Submitted by airtable on Mon, 09/25/2023 - 15:34

    Incumbent Fred Felleman is an environmental consultant and marine biologist. He is running for re-election to the Seattle Port Commission, Position 5, as the senior member of the commission, having served since 2016.

    Incumbent Fred Felleman is an environmental consultant and marine biologist. He is running for re-election to the Seattle Port Commission, Position 5, as the senior member of the commission, having served since 2016. With his science background, Felleman has pledged to continue supporting environmentally friendly reforms at the port.

    As commissioner, Felleman has focused on fighting climate change and increasing the port's green energy jobs. He has been a leader on the commission when it comes to protecting orcas, publicly opposing the dangerous Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, and advocating for well-paying jobs. Elected commission president in 2021, he has recently supported more efficient and greener policies at the port to reduce pollution, including adding solar panels to the Fishermen's Terminal's net shed and powering new docks so ships don't have to idle and burn additional fuel. Felleman often supports social causes as well, including condemning Trump's Muslim ban and government agencies’ response at the airport, as well as welcoming Ukrainian refugees, with Washington hosting 16,000 refugees, the third most among U.S. states.

    Challenging Felleman is Jesse Tam, the managing director for Mega Pacific Investments, a strategic development consulting firm. He is a former parks commissioner for the city of Newcastle, as well as past president and current board director for the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, among other roles. 

    Tam states that he's running to use his business experience to source well-paying union jobs, negotiate business deals, and lead on climate change. While we agree with Tam's listed priorities, Felleman has been an excellent environmental advocate and scientific mind on the board, and we don't see a strong case for how Tam would bring progressive change to the port. 

    Felleman has earned your vote for re-election to the Port of Seattle, Position #5. 

    Fred Felleman

    Submitted by airtable on Mon, 09/25/2023 - 15:34

    Incumbent Fred Felleman is an environmental consultant and marine biologist. He is running for re-election to the Seattle Port Commission, Position 5, as the senior member of the commission, having served since 2016.

  • Incumbent Armondo Pavone is running for re-election for mayor of Renton. Pavone has been active with the Renton Chamber of Commerce and the Renton Hill Neighborhood Association and owns a restaurant in downtown Renton. 

    As in his previous campaign, Pavone is prioritizing supporting police, fire, park, and other city services. He notes progress made on the affordable housing crisis, including opening mixed-use development Sunset Gardens, and the 8,000 housing units Renton has in the pipeline. Pavone also mentions many infrastructure improvement projects, such as sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, and the seismic retrofitting of the Bronson Way Bridge. 

    His opponent is Kim Monroe Bass, who has yet to have a website as of mid-October. In the city council's minutes in 2021, she was listed as a leader of Renton's Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, an organization that strives for more public safety measures against gun violence. While Monroe Bass may have progressive values, her lack of available campaign materials makes it difficult to learn more about her platform and priorities.

    Pavone is the best choice in this race. 

    Last updated: 2023-10-19

    Armondo Pavone

    Incumbent Armondo Pavone is running for re-election for mayor of Renton. Pavone has been active with the Renton Chamber of Commerce and the Renton Hill Neighborhood Association and owns a restaurant in downtown Renton. 

    Incumbent Armondo Pavone is running for re-election for mayor of Renton. Pavone has been active with the Renton Chamber of Commerce and the Renton Hill Neighborhood Association and owns a restaurant in downtown Renton. 

    As in his previous campaign, Pavone is prioritizing supporting police, fire, park, and other city services. He notes progress made on the affordable housing crisis, including opening mixed-use development Sunset Gardens, and the 8,000 housing units Renton has in the pipeline. Pavone also mentions many infrastructure improvement projects, such as sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, and the seismic retrofitting of the Bronson Way Bridge. 

    His opponent is Kim Monroe Bass, who has yet to have a website as of mid-October. In the city council's minutes in 2021, she was listed as a leader of Renton's Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, an organization that strives for more public safety measures against gun violence. While Monroe Bass may have progressive values, her lack of available campaign materials makes it difficult to learn more about her platform and priorities.

    Pavone is the best choice in this race. 

    Armondo Pavone

    Incumbent Armondo Pavone is running for re-election for mayor of Renton. Pavone has been active with the Renton Chamber of Commerce and the Renton Hill Neighborhood Association and owns a restaurant in downtown Renton. 

  • Endorsed By: SEIU 775
  • There are two dedicated candidates running for Renton City Council, Position 3. Incumbent and current council president Valerie O'Halloran was first elected in 2019. Like many city council members across the state, she found the position challenging but rewarding during the pandemic and is running to continue her work on climate change, community health, and more.

    In our interview with O'Halloran, she stated that she first ran to bring climate action plans to the council, which she is proud to have accomplished with a 240-page plan for the city to reduce greenhouse emissions and prepare for potential climate disasters. 

    Challenging O'Halloran this year is Erica Conway, who is running to bring her lived experience to city hall. Conway is a supervisor with King County Superior Court's criminal division. In our interview, she said she was motivated to run because she had begun to attend council meetings and felt that the city was not doing enough on affordable housing, gun safety, and more. Conway is serving her second term as elected vice president 2 for the Seattle King County NAACP and also sits on the Renton Police Chief's Community Council. 

    While both candidates have spoken about the need for the city to continue addressing homelessness, one difference between their positions is the handling of the shelter opened in the former Red Lion Motel during the pandemic. The shelter was open from April 2020 to June 2022 and housed nearly 200 individuals. O'Halloran stated that she vote to close the facility because of extreme fire safety issues, a lack of safe evacuation for mobility-challenged residents, and a shortage of staff. Conway said that she would not have voted to close the shelter and that it was a shame that the building sits vacant today, while O'Halloran said that the building is uninhabitable from smoke and water damage. 

    Moving forward, O'Halloran points to projects like the shelter at the Extended Stay as the way forward on transitional housing, which she says is successful because of a joint partnership with the county. If re-elected, she wants to continue expanding needed shelters that offer wraparound services as well as low-income housing.

    Though we appreciate that Conway would bring a new perspective to city hall, her policy proposals weren't convincing enough for us to recommend her over the incumbent. For example, Conway wants to tackle police accountability by introducing children to their local police early in life, which wouldn't go far enough to ensure community safety. In addition, she was unsure about her positions on some critical policies, like how much additional housing the city needs or how the city might bring down the cost of housing.

    O'Halloran has made some controversial choices in the past with which we disagree, including an endorsement of conservative King County Council member Reagan Dunn. However, we lean toward O'Halloran because of her track record as a highly engaged and detail-oriented member of the council. 
     

    Last updated: 2023-10-19

    Valerie O'Halloran

    There are two dedicated candidates running for Renton City Council, Position 3. Incumbent and current council president Valerie O'Halloran was first elected in 2019.

    There are two dedicated candidates running for Renton City Council, Position 3. Incumbent and current council president Valerie O'Halloran was first elected in 2019. Like many city council members across the state, she found the position challenging but rewarding during the pandemic and is running to continue her work on climate change, community health, and more.

    In our interview with O'Halloran, she stated that she first ran to bring climate action plans to the council, which she is proud to have accomplished with a 240-page plan for the city to reduce greenhouse emissions and prepare for potential climate disasters. 

    Challenging O'Halloran this year is Erica Conway, who is running to bring her lived experience to city hall. Conway is a supervisor with King County Superior Court's criminal division. In our interview, she said she was motivated to run because she had begun to attend council meetings and felt that the city was not doing enough on affordable housing, gun safety, and more. Conway is serving her second term as elected vice president 2 for the Seattle King County NAACP and also sits on the Renton Police Chief's Community Council. 

    While both candidates have spoken about the need for the city to continue addressing homelessness, one difference between their positions is the handling of the shelter opened in the former Red Lion Motel during the pandemic. The shelter was open from April 2020 to June 2022 and housed nearly 200 individuals. O'Halloran stated that she vote to close the facility because of extreme fire safety issues, a lack of safe evacuation for mobility-challenged residents, and a shortage of staff. Conway said that she would not have voted to close the shelter and that it was a shame that the building sits vacant today, while O'Halloran said that the building is uninhabitable from smoke and water damage. 

    Moving forward, O'Halloran points to projects like the shelter at the Extended Stay as the way forward on transitional housing, which she says is successful because of a joint partnership with the county. If re-elected, she wants to continue expanding needed shelters that offer wraparound services as well as low-income housing.

    Though we appreciate that Conway would bring a new perspective to city hall, her policy proposals weren't convincing enough for us to recommend her over the incumbent. For example, Conway wants to tackle police accountability by introducing children to their local police early in life, which wouldn't go far enough to ensure community safety. In addition, she was unsure about her positions on some critical policies, like how much additional housing the city needs or how the city might bring down the cost of housing.

    O'Halloran has made some controversial choices in the past with which we disagree, including an endorsement of conservative King County Council member Reagan Dunn. However, we lean toward O'Halloran because of her track record as a highly engaged and detail-oriented member of the council. 
     

    Valerie O'Halloran

    There are two dedicated candidates running for Renton City Council, Position 3. Incumbent and current council president Valerie O'Halloran was first elected in 2019.

  • Endorsed By: Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, SEIU 775, Washington Bikes, King County Democrats
  • Incumbent Ryan McIrvin is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 4. McIrvin, who is serving his second term, works for the University of Washington in government relations. He has been a leader in bringing affordable housing options to East King County, serving on the King County Regional Affordable Housing Task Force and voting in favor of Renton’s five-year affordable housing action plan. Prior to being elected, he served as the vice-chair of the city of Renton's Human Services Advisory Committee. The culmination of McIrvin's experience has resulted in a council member who has been enthusiastic about improving rapid bus transit, making housing more affordable, conservation, and more.

    Challenging McIrvin is Sanjeev Yonzon, a civil service commissioner of the Renton Regional Fire Authority, on his second run for Renton City Council. A former civil contractor with the U.S. military in Iraq, Yonzon states that his harrowing journey escaping civil war in Nepal has led him to a life of assisting others. He wants to represent those who are less fluent in English to show that they can improve the community, expand affordable housing, and improve traffic. 

    McIrvin is the best choice for Renton City Council, Position 4.  

    Last updated: 2023-10-29

    Ryan McIrvin

    Incumbent Ryan McIrvin is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 4. McIrvin, who is serving his second term, works for the University of Washington in government relations.

    Incumbent Ryan McIrvin is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 4. McIrvin, who is serving his second term, works for the University of Washington in government relations. He has been a leader in bringing affordable housing options to East King County, serving on the King County Regional Affordable Housing Task Force and voting in favor of Renton’s five-year affordable housing action plan. Prior to being elected, he served as the vice-chair of the city of Renton's Human Services Advisory Committee. The culmination of McIrvin's experience has resulted in a council member who has been enthusiastic about improving rapid bus transit, making housing more affordable, conservation, and more.

    Challenging McIrvin is Sanjeev Yonzon, a civil service commissioner of the Renton Regional Fire Authority, on his second run for Renton City Council. A former civil contractor with the U.S. military in Iraq, Yonzon states that his harrowing journey escaping civil war in Nepal has led him to a life of assisting others. He wants to represent those who are less fluent in English to show that they can improve the community, expand affordable housing, and improve traffic. 

    McIrvin is the best choice for Renton City Council, Position 4.  

    Ryan McIrvin

    Incumbent Ryan McIrvin is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 4. McIrvin, who is serving his second term, works for the University of Washington in government relations.

  • Endorsed By: Washington Bikes, Renton Firefighters IAFF Local 864, King County Democrats
  • Ed Prince is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 5. Prince is executive director of the WA State Commission on African American Affairs, and is currently serving his third term on the council after a term as council president in 2019. Prince also serves on a multitude of other positions, including as president of the Sound Cities Association, on the board of directors for Sound Transit, and as vice-chair of the Growth Management Policy Board. 

    Prince joined fellow councilmembers Carmen Rivera and Ryan McIrvin last year, along with local leaders across the region, in signing an open letter to end the reliance on the endless cycle of prosecution and incarceration, noting that public safety issues stem from long-term causes like lack of educational opportunity, behavioral health crises, and financial inequities. Some of the policies that Prince is proud to have worked on in his time on the council include an ordinance to prevent income discrimination for renters and the healthy housing ordinance. 

    Prince's opponent is Marvin Rosete, who serves on the city's Municipal Arts Commission. Rosete is running again for a position on the council after a run in 2021. 

    In his previous run, Rosete's campaign priorities, while not detailed, included funding parks, police, and roads. He stated that he would also focus on more responsive human services, but he was shown in the Spokane Spokesman-Review collecting signatures for an initiative to cut taxes on multi-billion-dollar corporations in 2018, the funds of which would have been used to help fund affordable housing programs. 

    Rosete's website was recently updated to include campaign priorities, though a large portion of these issues seem to be pointing fingers of blame at Seattle or the state legislature for the city's issues. His Facebook page and campaign announcement say that he will support law enforcement, protect the Cedar River, and be proactive about community engagement, though he has no further policy details available at this time. 

    Prince has been a solid council member and is the best choice in this race.  

    Last updated: 2023-10-19

    Ed Prince

    Ed Prince is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 5. Prince is executive director of the WA State Commission on African American Affairs, and is currently serving his third term on the council after a term as council president in 2019.

    Ed Prince is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 5. Prince is executive director of the WA State Commission on African American Affairs, and is currently serving his third term on the council after a term as council president in 2019. Prince also serves on a multitude of other positions, including as president of the Sound Cities Association, on the board of directors for Sound Transit, and as vice-chair of the Growth Management Policy Board. 

    Prince joined fellow councilmembers Carmen Rivera and Ryan McIrvin last year, along with local leaders across the region, in signing an open letter to end the reliance on the endless cycle of prosecution and incarceration, noting that public safety issues stem from long-term causes like lack of educational opportunity, behavioral health crises, and financial inequities. Some of the policies that Prince is proud to have worked on in his time on the council include an ordinance to prevent income discrimination for renters and the healthy housing ordinance. 

    Prince's opponent is Marvin Rosete, who serves on the city's Municipal Arts Commission. Rosete is running again for a position on the council after a run in 2021. 

    In his previous run, Rosete's campaign priorities, while not detailed, included funding parks, police, and roads. He stated that he would also focus on more responsive human services, but he was shown in the Spokane Spokesman-Review collecting signatures for an initiative to cut taxes on multi-billion-dollar corporations in 2018, the funds of which would have been used to help fund affordable housing programs. 

    Rosete's website was recently updated to include campaign priorities, though a large portion of these issues seem to be pointing fingers of blame at Seattle or the state legislature for the city's issues. His Facebook page and campaign announcement say that he will support law enforcement, protect the Cedar River, and be proactive about community engagement, though he has no further policy details available at this time. 

    Prince has been a solid council member and is the best choice in this race.  

    Ed Prince

    Ed Prince is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 5. Prince is executive director of the WA State Commission on African American Affairs, and is currently serving his third term on the council after a term as council president in 2019.

  • Kim-Khanh Van is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 7, where she has served since 2020. After her family escaped Vietnam as refugees and settled in King County, she went on to earn her law degree and become an attorney. Van is now an active member of the community, volunteering with groups that serve veterans, protect the local environment, and provide legal aid to immigrants. She also is a board member of the PTA at Kennydale, where her child attends school, and is the co-founder of AAPI Against Hate.

    Van has been a relatively progressive voice during her time on the city council. She supported allocating pandemic funding to homeownership programs, human services, and small businesses. She also advocated testing for toxic "forever chemicals" in our water systems and denounced the construction of an asphalt plant on the Cedar River. She was also one of only two members of the Renton City Council who voted to maintain the Red Lion Hotel as a source of housing for residents experiencing homelessness.

    Van has been an outspoken advocate for immigrants and communities of color and has earned impressive support from our partners in this race. 

    Former Renton City Council member and Boeing engineer Randy Corman is challenging Kim-Khanh Van for Position 7. Corman retired from the council in 2021 after 24 years in office. Corman's platform has a few progressive goals, like building more affordable housing for people with middle incomes, supporting sustainable development, and expanding public transportation.

    However, he also has concerning stances on some of the top issues affecting Renton today. Corman blames crime on the commonsense police accountability laws, despite evidence they make our community safer. He supports criminalizing homelessness and addiction in Renton rather than supporting proven solutions to our community's challenges. 

    Kim-Khanh Van's strong endorsements and more progressive platform make her the clear choice for Renton City Council, Position 7. 

    Last updated: 2023-10-18

    Kim-Khanh Van

    Kim-Khanh Van is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 7, where she has served since 2020. After her family escaped Vietnam as refugees and settled in King County, she went on to earn her law degree and become an attorney.

    Kim-Khanh Van is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 7, where she has served since 2020. After her family escaped Vietnam as refugees and settled in King County, she went on to earn her law degree and become an attorney. Van is now an active member of the community, volunteering with groups that serve veterans, protect the local environment, and provide legal aid to immigrants. She also is a board member of the PTA at Kennydale, where her child attends school, and is the co-founder of AAPI Against Hate.

    Van has been a relatively progressive voice during her time on the city council. She supported allocating pandemic funding to homeownership programs, human services, and small businesses. She also advocated testing for toxic "forever chemicals" in our water systems and denounced the construction of an asphalt plant on the Cedar River. She was also one of only two members of the Renton City Council who voted to maintain the Red Lion Hotel as a source of housing for residents experiencing homelessness.

    Van has been an outspoken advocate for immigrants and communities of color and has earned impressive support from our partners in this race. 

    Former Renton City Council member and Boeing engineer Randy Corman is challenging Kim-Khanh Van for Position 7. Corman retired from the council in 2021 after 24 years in office. Corman's platform has a few progressive goals, like building more affordable housing for people with middle incomes, supporting sustainable development, and expanding public transportation.

    However, he also has concerning stances on some of the top issues affecting Renton today. Corman blames crime on the commonsense police accountability laws, despite evidence they make our community safer. He supports criminalizing homelessness and addiction in Renton rather than supporting proven solutions to our community's challenges. 

    Kim-Khanh Van's strong endorsements and more progressive platform make her the clear choice for Renton City Council, Position 7. 

    Kim-Khanh Van

    Kim-Khanh Van is running for re-election to Renton City Council, Position 7, where she has served since 2020. After her family escaped Vietnam as refugees and settled in King County, she went on to earn her law degree and become an attorney.

  • VOTE YES

    Vote Yes to invest in life-saving emergency response needs

  • Valley Regional Fire Authority Proposition 1 provides financing for capital improvements to fire and emergency services in Algona, Auburn, and Pacific.

    When a loved one is experiencing a health crisis, the last thing to worry about should be whether or not our firefighters and ambulance services have the funding they need to help. Emergency services require upgraded infrastructure and resources in order to ensure that a strong crisis response is there when we need it most.

    Earlier this year, the Board of Governance adopted a resolution to finance the fire authority for capital needs. Now, it is up to voters to approve this plan to raise funds by issuing no more than $96.5 million worth of general obligation bonds to be repaid by the annual levy of excess property taxes. If passed, the proposition outlines destinations for the funding including constructing two new fire stations, rebuilding the headquarters response station, and establishing a logistics and maintenance facility. With this crucial investment, the fire authority can deliver improved, life-saving services to the entire community to keep us all safe.

    Vote Yes to approve Valley Regional Fire Authority Proposition 1.

    Last updated: 2023-10-18

    Valley Regional Fire Authority Proposition 1 provides financing for capital improvements to fire and emergency services in Algona, Auburn, and Pacific.

    When a loved one is experiencing a health crisis, the last thing to worry about should be whether or not our firefighters and ambulance services have the funding they need to help. Emergency services require upgraded infrastructure and resources in order to ensure that a strong crisis response is there when we need it most.

    Earlier this year, the Board of Governance adopted a resolution to finance the fire authority for capital needs. Now, it is up to voters to approve this plan to raise funds by issuing no more than $96.5 million worth of general obligation bonds to be repaid by the annual levy of excess property taxes. If passed, the proposition outlines destinations for the funding including constructing two new fire stations, rebuilding the headquarters response station, and establishing a logistics and maintenance facility. With this crucial investment, the fire authority can deliver improved, life-saving services to the entire community to keep us all safe.

    Vote Yes to approve Valley Regional Fire Authority Proposition 1.

    Valley Regional Fire Authority Proposition 1 provides financing for capital improvements to fire and emergency services in Algona, Auburn, and Pacific.

    When a loved one is experiencing a health crisis, the last thing to worry about should be whether or not our firefighters and ambulance services have the funding they need to help. Emergency services require upgraded infrastructure and resources in order to ensure that a strong crisis response is there when we need it most.

    Earlier this year, the Board of Governance adopted a resolution to finance the fire authority for capital needs. Now, it is up to voters to approve this plan to raise funds by issuing no more than $96.5 million worth of general obligation bonds to be repaid by the annual levy of excess property taxes. If passed, the proposition outlines destinations for the funding including constructing two new fire stations, rebuilding the headquarters response station, and establishing a logistics and maintenance facility. With this crucial investment, the fire authority can deliver improved, life-saving services to the entire community to keep us all safe.

    Vote Yes to approve Valley Regional Fire Authority Proposition 1.

Public Hospital District

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

  • Express Recommendation
  • Anthony Berkley is running for King County Public Hospital District 1, Commissioner District 1. Berkley is a nurse, small business owner, nursing home operator, and proud union member. He has also been active in the community as a youth football coach.

    Berkley is running on a progressive platform to care for the entire community. If elected, he wants to ensure healthcare for women, support at-risk populations, strengthen working conditions for frontline health care workers, and increase information about available services. He believes that as a health care worker, he would bring a practical and important perspective to the board of commissioners. His campaign is endorsed by some of the region’s most progressive leaders, unions, and organizations.

    Incumbent commissioner and former surgical care nurse Erin Smith Aboudara is running for another term on the hospital board. While Adoubara has been a voice for South King County’s diverse health needs, she does not share the progressive vision or the widespread support that Berkley has earned in this race.

    We recommend Anthony Berkley for King County Public Hospital District, Commissioner District 1.
    Last updated: 2023-10-31

    Anthony R. Berkley

    Submitted by airtable on Tue, 10/31/2023 - 11:10

    Anthony Berkley is running for King County Public Hospital District 1, Commissioner District 1. Berkley is a nurse, small business owner, nursing home operator, and proud union member. He has also been active in the community as a youth football coach.

    Berkley is running on a progressive platform to care for the entire community. If elected, he wants to ensure healthcare for women, support at-risk populations, strengthen working conditions for frontline health care workers, and increase information about available services. He believes that as a health care worker, he would bring a practical and important perspective to the board of commissioners. His campaign is endorsed by some of the region’s most progressive leaders, unions, and organizations.

    Incumbent commissioner and former surgical care nurse Erin Smith Aboudara is running for another term on the hospital board. While Adoubara has been a voice for South King County’s diverse health needs, she does not share the progressive vision or the widespread support that Berkley has earned in this race.

    We recommend Anthony Berkley for King County Public Hospital District, Commissioner District 1.

    Public Hospital District
    Anthony Berkley is running for King County Public Hospital District 1, Commissioner District 1. Berkley is a nurse, small business owner, nursing home operator, and proud union member. He has also been active in the community as a youth football coach.

    Berkley is running on a progressive platform to care for the entire community. If elected, he wants to ensure healthcare for women, support at-risk populations, strengthen working conditions for frontline health care workers, and increase information about available services. He believes that as a health care worker, he would bring a practical and important perspective to the board of commissioners. His campaign is endorsed by some of the region’s most progressive leaders, unions, and organizations.

    Incumbent commissioner and former surgical care nurse Erin Smith Aboudara is running for another term on the hospital board. While Adoubara has been a voice for South King County’s diverse health needs, she does not share the progressive vision or the widespread support that Berkley has earned in this race.

    We recommend Anthony Berkley for King County Public Hospital District, Commissioner District 1.

    Anthony R. Berkley

    Submitted by airtable on Tue, 10/31/2023 - 11:10

    Anthony Berkley is running for King County Public Hospital District 1, Commissioner District 1. Berkley is a nurse, small business owner, nursing home operator, and proud union member. He has also been active in the community as a youth football coach.

    Berkley is running on a progressive platform to care for the entire community. If elected, he wants to ensure healthcare for women, support at-risk populations, strengthen working conditions for frontline health care workers, and increase information about available services. He believes that as a health care worker, he would bring a practical and important perspective to the board of commissioners. His campaign is endorsed by some of the region’s most progressive leaders, unions, and organizations.

    Incumbent commissioner and former surgical care nurse Erin Smith Aboudara is running for another term on the hospital board. While Adoubara has been a voice for South King County’s diverse health needs, she does not share the progressive vision or the widespread support that Berkley has earned in this race.

    We recommend Anthony Berkley for King County Public Hospital District, Commissioner District 1.

    Public Hospital District
  • Express Recommendation
  • We believe Amber Wise is the best choice in this race based on her impressive endorsements from our progressive partners and trusted community leaders. Wise previously worked at Harborview Medical Center as a preschool teacher for patients' families. She is running to support frontline workers and to build stronger connections between staff, patients, and hospital leadership. She is committed to improving staffing levels to ensure patients continue to receive top-quality care. 

    Wise is challenging longtime board member Jeff Cashman, who previously ran a retirement plan administration and recordkeeping firm. 

    While we have not been able to conduct our standard independent research on this race, we encourage you to visit their website, social media, or voters’ pamphlet statement to learn more. Based on her sweeping endorsements in this race, we recommend Amber Wise for Public Hospital District 2, Position 6. 

    Last updated: 2023-10-19

    Amber Wise

    Submitted by airtable on Fri, 10/13/2023 - 09:10

    We believe Amber Wise is the best choice in this race based on her impressive endorsements from our progressive partners and trusted community leaders. Wise previously worked at Harborview Medical Center as a preschool teacher for patients' families. She is running to support frontline workers and to build stronger connections between staff, patients, and hospital leadership. She is committed to improving staffing levels to ensure patients continue to receive top-quality care. 

    Wise is challenging longtime board member Jeff Cashman, who previously ran a retirement plan administration and recordkeeping firm. 

    While we have not been able to conduct our standard independent research on this race, we encourage you to visit their website, social media, or voters’ pamphlet statement to learn more. Based on her sweeping endorsements in this race, we recommend Amber Wise for Public Hospital District 2, Position 6. 

    Public Hospital District

    We believe Amber Wise is the best choice in this race based on her impressive endorsements from our progressive partners and trusted community leaders. Wise previously worked at Harborview Medical Center as a preschool teacher for patients' families. She is running to support frontline workers and to build stronger connections between staff, patients, and hospital leadership. She is committed to improving staffing levels to ensure patients continue to receive top-quality care. 

    Wise is challenging longtime board member Jeff Cashman, who previously ran a retirement plan administration and recordkeeping firm. 

    While we have not been able to conduct our standard independent research on this race, we encourage you to visit their website, social media, or voters’ pamphlet statement to learn more. Based on her sweeping endorsements in this race, we recommend Amber Wise for Public Hospital District 2, Position 6. 

    Amber Wise

    Submitted by airtable on Fri, 10/13/2023 - 09:10

    We believe Amber Wise is the best choice in this race based on her impressive endorsements from our progressive partners and trusted community leaders. Wise previously worked at Harborview Medical Center as a preschool teacher for patients' families. She is running to support frontline workers and to build stronger connections between staff, patients, and hospital leadership. She is committed to improving staffing levels to ensure patients continue to receive top-quality care. 

    Wise is challenging longtime board member Jeff Cashman, who previously ran a retirement plan administration and recordkeeping firm. 

    While we have not been able to conduct our standard independent research on this race, we encourage you to visit their website, social media, or voters’ pamphlet statement to learn more. Based on her sweeping endorsements in this race, we recommend Amber Wise for Public Hospital District 2, Position 6. 

    Public Hospital District