City of Kent, Council Position No. 6 Candidates

Brenda Fincher

Education: Associate of Arts Degree, Riverside Community College; Scripture and Leadership Training Certificate, Seattle University

Occupation: Kent City Council Member; Parish Administrator, Holy Spirit Parish

https://www.kentreporter.com/news/kent-city-council-candidates-debate-hiring-more-police-officers/

Statement:

 

I’m working to make sure every Kent resident is safe, healthy and has the opportunity to thrive.

As your councilmember, I’ve led the passage of renter protections, secured significant funding for mental health counseling for Kent youth, and made accessibility improvements to our city council meetings. I’ve continued to work with our community and police department to improve trust, training and accountability. I’ve also worked to proactively manage Kent’s growth and responsibly manage our budget to jumpstart our recovery and keep Kent affordable.

I’m the only candidate in this race who has consistently shown up for votes and voters. I’m accessible and accountable to everyone. You’ve seen me in our neighborhoods, events and meetings almost every day - and not just in election years.

Diversity - in all forms - strengthens us. Every Kent resident should feel welcome and respected. I unite people and get results. I’m supported by leaders in both parties, my fellow councilmembers, our entire legislative delegation, community leaders, business owners and faith leaders. It’s an honor to continue to serve you. I ask for your vote.

Bradley Cairnes

Education: Associates Degree United States Army School of Music

Occupation: Magician

https://www.kentreporter.com/news/kent-city-council-candidates-debate-hiring-more-police-officers/

Statement:

 

SHi, my name is Bradley Ray Cairnes and I was born sixty years ago today, May 28th, 1961 in Renton, Washington and four years later moved to a small single wide trailer near Lake Meridian.  Like many young boys I became interested in magic and dreamt of being a famous magician.  I never stopped.

I am a veteran of the UnitedStates Army discharged under honorable conditions with the medal awarded for good conduct.

It has come to my attention that there are police officers and other government officials in our region acting outside of the scope of their oath for office and if elected will see to it that the very people our children are taught to trust and respect conduct themselves with dignity and honor and I promise you there will be no other way.

Bradley Ray Cairnes

Larry Hussey

Education: BA in English, Washington State University

Occupation: Day Trader, Temp Worker

https://www.ilovekent.net/2021/06/14/larry-hussey-is-running-for-kent-city-council-position-no-6/

Statement:

 

In Kent, we have the distinction of being both 5G-free and pot-shop-free. This results in people moving to, and staying in, Kent. I would like to help protect you from 5G and marijuana as your City Council Position 6 member. My name is Larry Hussey.

I plan to follow the example set in New Jersey. There, every city opted out of the proposed state marijuana law. I will opt out of our state’s marijuana law. On the day before Thanksgiving, Visa Corp caused it’s debit cards to be declined. The day before Christmas, they did the same with their credit cards. This is the type of consumer news we are not getting in the USA now. I propose that Kent produce a consumer news program regularly for the benefit of American citizens.

My background as a District Governor for Toastmasters District 2 combined with my experience as a clerk for the US Environmental Protection Agency help give me the knowledge to be able to accomplish these things. I almost joined the King County International Airport Roundtable Advisory Committee, but they actually do not serve Kent for some reason.