City of Renton, Council Position No. 1 Candidates

Sanjeev Yonzon

Education: Bachelor's in Education, Tribhuvan University

Occupation: Business Owner, and Civil Service Commissioner, Renton Regional Fire Authority

https://www.rentonreporter.com/news/sanjeev-yonzon-to-run-for-renton-city-council/

Statement:

 

I am fortunate to have been able to serve the US Military as a civil contractor in the Iraq War from 2005 to 2007. I live with my wife and son in Maplewood, neighborhood and I believe my personal background and skills afford me knowledge and insight that will prove valuable in this unprecedented time. These experiences shape my mission to provide a voice for the citizens of Renton.

My priorities are the issues that impact each resident’s daily life. To meet the challenges of increasing demographic diversity, we must have a comprehensive and adaptable plan: create a friendly relationship between law enforcement and our residents, focus on achieving long-term public safety, reduce crime, expand affordable housing, attract large companies, strengthen small businesses, and encourage tourism.

Notable Achievements – Letters of Appreciation from US Military-2006, US Air Force-2006, US Navy-2007, US Marines-2007; Best Employee of the Year-2007, KBR Company, Iraq.

James Alberson

Education: BS in Computer Technology - Purdue University; MBA with Marketing Concentration - Purdue University

Occupation: Current Renton Planning Commissioner; Business Owner and President, Sandler Training

https://www.rentonreporter.com/news/james-alberson-announces-his-candidacy-for-renton-city-council/

Statement:

 

More than ever, we need leaders with a common-sense approach, strong resolve, and an innate sense of fairness, honesty, and responsibility. As a Renton Planning Commissioner and small business owner, I have the experience to address our community’s biggest challenges and deliver results. If elected, my priorities will be to keep Renton as a prosperous city, a community of opportunity, a safe place to live, and a strong regional player.

We must ensure that Renton’s growth positively impacts the individuals and families who live here. Coming out of the pandemic, it’s paramount that we make the best decisions to ensure a strong economic recovery, create an environment that brings back businesses and high-quality jobs, reduce crime and homelessness, increase affordable housing, and ensure inclusion and opportunities for all Renton residents.

Endorsements: Former Mayor Denis Law, Renton Councilmembers Randy Corman and Ruth Perez; Former Councilmembers Don Persson and Marcie Palmer.

Joe Todd

Education: Double Major Business and Computer Information Science; Troy University, 1996 – 2000

Occupation: Deputy Chief Technology Officer King, County, WA

https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/06/30/will-local-governments-reflect-the-changing-demographics-of-south-king-county/

Statement:

 

As we recover from the pandemic, we need leaders who will ensure Renton comes back stronger than we were before. An active volunteer in our community, I also bring 20 years of experience as an innovator and business leader with a background in aerospace, software development, and local government.

 

I will prioritize policies that support our local economy, keep housing affordable and maintain our community, celebrate our beauty and diversity, and maintain safety for all -- especially seniors and other vulnerable populations.


When my wife and I moved here over 20 years ago, we specifically chose Renton because of all the opportunities this city represented to us. I still believe in the opportunity that Renton represents, and with your support, I will work every day to ensure the people of our city have the ability to thrive. Endorsed by Councilmember Ed Prince and many other local leaders and organizations.