City of SeaTac, Council Position No. 2 Candidates

EL'ona Kearney

Education: Business, Renton Technical College and Evergreen State College

Occupation: Retired military

https://seatacblog.com/2021/05/22/here-are-the-10-candidates-who-have-filed-to-run-for-seatac-city-council-in-2021/

Statement:

 

I'm an Army veteran, mother of two, published author of four books, and a business owner. I love and understand the people of SeaTac and I’m the only challenger in this race who cares enough to attend council meetings as a resident. Outsiders with deep pockets are infiltrating our city to promote their own agenda. Let’s keep SeaTac local.

I’ve brought communities together by supporting orphaned children of veterans through the VFW. I’ve written award-winning policies for the Army, college institutions, and Washington State. By creating the Citrus County Community Alliance, I connected minority students with community leaders and helped overcome racial barriers, providing uplifting experiences and opportunities to contribute.

As your council woman, I will strive to equally serve one and all regardless of race, religion, income, gender, or age. Our differences make us stronger. Serving our community is in my blood and I humbly ask for your vote.

Tiniell Cato

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Certified in Grant Writing. Graduate programs in Nonprofit Management & Business

Occupation: Business Owner

https://seatacblog.com/2021/05/22/here-are-the-10-candidates-who-have-filed-to-run-for-seatac-city-council-in-2021/

Statement:

 

“Evolution” For All People.

“Evolution” - Change towards improving that which exists, preserving good characteristics & losing detrimental characteristics.

We deserve who listens to your ideas/concerns inclusively in decision making. We deserve who's aware that change is random, slow, good/bad. We deserve a leader aware that natural selection isn't the primary intent of evolution, its retention of whatever is working. I am that Leader! My family lived here (4) generations and now I am raising my son. I found that in our political, judicial, & economic system we have clerical errors resulting to discrimination's that violate Rights in the “Equal Opportunity Policy” pertaining to jobs, education, medical, housing, policing, & crime. "Evolution" is rewriting the policies that violate All Rights Acts pertaining to oppression, murders, police brutality, judicial misconduct, & crimes. If there's no justice, there's no peace. Providing more Power to the People. I humbly ask for your vote!

Stan Tombs

Education: Tyee H.S., Highline College, The Evergreen State College, UCLA Professional Certificate, SeaTac Community Leaderhip Academy

Occupation: Councilmember, litigation support & administration services, & machinery services, Notary

https://seatacblog.com/2021/05/22/here-are-the-10-candidates-who-have-filed-to-run-for-seatac-city-council-in-2021/

Statement:

 

Having twice served on the SeaTac City Council and as Vice Chair of SeaTac’s Planning Commission, I am seeking re-election as Councilmember to continue the City’s good work and services.

While experiencing the greatest COVID-related financial impact in the state, SeaTac balanced its budget without decreasing our high level of compassionate services.  We did this without raising taxes, particularly on our most vulnerable, or laying off valued and necessary City staff.  By any measure of success, SeaTac is one of the best-run cities in the State and provides more support to the poorest among us than many other Washington cities combined. I am proud to have been part of this success.

On Council, I will continue to advocate for public safety, equity, livability, sustainable balanced budgets, affordable work-force housing and a mutually beneficial relationship with SeaTac Airport, our primary economic engine. It has been a privilege serving you.

Jake Simpson

Education: Green River Community College

Occupation: Community Organizer, UNITE HERE Local 8

https://progressivevotersguide.com/washington/2021/primary/jake-simpson?language_content_entity=en&lang=es

Statement:

 

It's my job to help workers in SeaTac and throughout our region increase their wages and receive better benefits. I'll take that experience to do everything I can to improve the quality of life for all who live, work, visit, and run small businesses in SeaTac. 

 

My priorities are keeping homes affordable so people aren’t priced out, building a SeaTac with well-maintained roads and working street lights so every neighborhood is safely lit, building new sidewalks, supporting our small businesses to ensure they have the tools and resources to recover after the pandemic and ensuring accountability for every tax dollar.

 

I am proud to be endorsed by Congressman Adam Smith, King County Councilmembers Dave Upthegrove and Girmay Zahilay, Port Commissioner Sam Cho, SeaTac City Councilmembers Takele Gobena and Senayet Negusse, Pacific Northwest IronWorkers, Seattle Building and Construction Trades Council, and your SeaTac Firefighters. I’d be honored to earn your vote.