City of Des Moines, Council Position No. 7 Candidates

Martin A. Moore

Education: B.A. Saint Martin’s University; Advanced Municipal Leadership Certificate,AWC; Diploma, Decatur High School

Occupation: Our Councilmember; Executive Director, Audiobook Ministries; Aide, Late Rep. Freeman.

https://www.federalwaymirror.com/letters/what-does-martin-moore-believe-in-letter/

Statement:

 

Martin Moore is running because he wants our community to thrive for everyone.

Martin has a record of success. Four of his many achievements include rental & business assistance during the pandemic for those affected most, creating an online dashboard where the public can track how their taxes are spent, voting to add officers, and championing a Senior Advisory Commission. 

In his next term, Martin wants to continue inspiring innovation, creating jobs, getting families back to work, and recruiting more officers to keep our growing community safe. With new growth comes opportunities to enhance government transparency and accessibility that puts people over politics. Councilmember Moore is an immigrant, adoptee, and new father. He attended Federal Way Schools and has been an active member of the community for decades. Martin is endorsed by unions, businesses, elected officials, Democrats, and Republicans. Join us in voting for Martin Moore: a leader serving everyone.

Jack Dovey

Education: Bachelors of Science Degree - Geography from Oregon State University

Occupation: Business Owner of a Manufacturing Company

https://www.kentreporter.com/opinion/local-and-county-election-forecast-for-2021-roegner/

Statement:

 

As a former Mayor and Councilmember, I continue to remain active as a community volunteer. Also, as the President of the Federal Way Care Giving Network, I worked to help keep families in thier homes and provide meals for them.  I volunteered with Communities and Schools as a mentor for eight years to help a young man graduate from high school and join the military.

In my years on the council, I helped start the Police Department, build Celebration Park, and City Hall. I served on all committees and as Federal Way's Mayor.  If elected, I will donate all my council salary to Federal Way 501C charities.

I support a strong Police Department, fighting crime in our neigborhoods, and in attacting new business to Federal Way. Our hard working families need to feel safe where they live. Please vote for a proven leader; Jack Dovey for City Council Position 6.

Renae Seam

Education: University of Washington M.S. Business and Data Analytics, B.A. Political Science; FWPS Graduate

Occupation: Financial and Risk Management Analytics; Board Member, Communities in Schools

https://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/seam-announces-candidacy-for-federal-way-city-council/

Statement:

 

As we recover from the pandemic, our city has a unique opportunity to rethink how we plan for our future with fresh ideas, modern business skills, and bold visions. As a lifelong Federal Way resident and daughter of immigrant small business owners, I know the struggles working families face.

You can count on me to put people first and fight to create safety and inclusivity for marginalized communities. These values have driven me to work on nonprofit boards to push for education equity within our public schools and toward a career of helping working families find financial stability during COVID.

I’ll use my expertise to build youth pipeline programs to retain local talent in our workforce, promote data transparency in government, create strategic plans to address homelessness, and build a climate-resilient economy, all with a focus on fiscal responsibility. Endorsements: Congressman Adam Smith, Representative Jamila Taylor, King County Democrats.

Adrienne Obregon

Education: Associates Degree in Child and Family Studies

Occupation: Retired Child Development Teacher

https://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/adrienne-obregon-announces-run-for-federal-way-city-council-position-6/

Statement:

 

 I will listen. I aim to uplift, empower, and give hope to our community by helping to solve some of the immediate issues that concern myself and our community members, public safety, homelessness, and equality for all, are a few. 

My background includes twenty five years of volunteering for or being  employed with child and family service programs. I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I am a hard worker, a problem solver, and a strong leader. I am running on my lived experiences. I know first hand what its like to live in a marginalized community.

Our city needs strong leaders who will listen to the concerns of our citizens, leaders who will make policies that will protect our vulnerable communities. Time for change, together we can make a difference. I believe that I can help bring our community together. I am humbly asking for your vote.