Special Purpose District Candidates

Danielle Magistrale

Running for: King County Fire Protection District No. 16, Commissioner Position No. 3

6830 NE Bothell Way C193

KENMORE, WA 98028

Education: No information submitted

Occupation: No information submitted

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64042

Statement:

 

No statement submitted.

Don Ellis

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Running for: King County Fire Protection District No. 16, Commissioner Position No. 3

6222 NE 182ND ST

KENMORE, WA 98028

 

ppd5@outlook.com

Education: Bachelor of Arts-University of Washington, Certified Fraud Examiner 1995-Present

Occupation: Finance (retired)

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64042

Statement:

 

Don Ellis, a devoted local civil servant, passed away May 25, 2021.

 

His statement is below:

 

     For 28 years I have served a growing community as Northshore Fire Commissioner.

     

I am passionate about providing Northshore firefighters with quality training and equipment. Throughout my tenure I have worked to maintain a high level of service while managing the tax burden on residents of Northshore Fire cities.

     

Last month (April 2021) the constituents resoundingly voted against merging Northshore Fire Department with Woodinville Fire Department. My position is that the merger would adversely affect the Northshore Fire community and should not move forward.

     

Voters need to be aware that the five elected members of Northshore Fire Board of Commissioners can vote (without constituent support) to move ahead with this merger.

     

Please consider this when you cast your vote for this position (King County Fire Protection District No. 16, Commissioner Position No. 3)

Tyler Byers

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Running for: King County Fire Protection District No. 16, Commissioner Position No. 3

P.O. BOX 82305

KENMORE, WA 98028

 

Tbyers.fd@gmail.com

Education: Central Washington University

Occupation: Paramedic/Firefighter, Lacey Fire District #3

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64042

Statement:

 

As Fire Commissioner I will ensure that our citizens receive the highest level of fire protection and emergency services. As a taxpayer I will be fiscally responsible and allocate funds appropriately. I will ensure our firefighters have the tools and training needed to respond to the emergences of our ever growing community.

With the current challenges and future opportunities we need a motivated commissioner who understands the needs of a fire department and will voice concerns of the community. As a professional Paramedic/Firefighter with 20 years of experience I understand what it takes to bring your family and mine the highest level of service.

My wife and I have enjoyed raising our three young children in the same community I was raised. Our family has considered Kenmore home for 30 years. If we ever need help, I expect the best. That is what I will give you as Fire Commissioner. 

Patrick O'Brien

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Running for: King County Fire Protection District No. 16, Commissioner Position No. 5

6330 NE 181ST STREET

KENMORE, WA 98028

(206) 713-7311

patrickobrien859@gmail.com

www.PatforKenmore.com

Education: W.W.U. B.A. Alternative Energy Bio Mass Conversion

Occupation: Auctioneer, Real Estate Broker, H.V.A.C. Management

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=2789

Statement:

 

I am not a fireman and I’m not related to anyone who is.

Goal: To balance fire and emergency services on both sides of the Sammamish River.

Time is of the essence to save a life when calling 911. The lifesaving measures must be delivered in less than five minutes. Fire Station 51 that’s on the north side of the Sammamish River. We have our major high school, two elementary schools, senior center, and a great deal of our Kenmore population on the south side; it warrants an immediate lifesaving capability. Join me to activate an unused fire station on the south side of the river near Arrowhead Elementary. At a minimum we must place a Medic One capacity at that location. Set up a volunteer ride service for any senior that cannot afford a $1000 ambulance fee. Keep Kenmore Fire personnel in Kenmore their local knowlage is important.

Lisa Wollum

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Running for: King County Fire Protection District No. 16, Commissioner Position No. 5

18410 64TH AVE NE

KENMORE, WA 98028

(206) 380-1996

Lisa4FireCommissioner@gmail.com

LisaWollum.com

Education: Highline Community College

Occupation: Real Estate Agent, Small Business Owner

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64043

Statement:

 

A Seattle local, for the last 17 years I have resided in Kenmore, I can relate to the values of the people in our community. I’m not a politician but instead  a mother of three and the wife of a career firefighter and a person who wants the best Fire Protection and EMS service for our community.
 

My inspiration to run for this role started during the recent proposed Fire Department merger; needs of firefighters were ignored and emergency response time was not given a priority. We need a more diverse and transparent board and I feel with my unique knowledge we can get the commissioners working together to make a difference. 

I will put the citizens of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park first while collaborating the needs of our firefighters- those who truly do the work to keep us safe. Endorsed by Commissioners Rick Verlinda & Josh Pratt

Nate Herzog

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Running for: King County Fire Protection District No. 16, Commissioner Position No. 5

PO BOX 82681

KENMORE, WA 98028

(206) 362-8529

electherzog16@gmail.com

nateherzog.com

Education: Shoreline Public Schools, Shoreline Community College, University of Washington, Association of Washington Cities CML

Occupation: former City Councilmember; Small business owner: PQR Capitalization

https://ballotpedia.org/Nate_Herzog

Statement:

 

This past spring, 80% of voters in our community resoundingly opposed the proposed fire district merger. The current Board of Commissioners has unfortunately lost our confidence. I actively campaigned against the merger as I believe there are better ways to solve the problems facing Northshore Fire.

It was an honor to serve two terms on the LFP City Council soon after the city had tripled in both size and population. The issues of growth and budget management require a new set of eyes on the challenges ahead. I look forward to bringing my fresh experience and constructive solutions to the district.

I love our community. It’s where I grew up. I’ve volunteered here (most recently within the Northshore Fire CERT program) and is where I’m now raising a family of my own. I am committed to provide the leadership Kenmore and Lake Forest Park deserve. I greatly appreciate your vote.

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Running for: Coal Creek Utility District, Commissioner Position No. 3

9628 123RD AVE SE

RENTON, WA 98056

(425) 241-8170

beemankunkel@comcast.net

Education: Bachelor's in Geology, Master's in Hydrogeology - University of Idaho

Occupation: Principal Hydrogeologist - TRC Environmental Corporation

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64081

Statement:

 

Coal Creek Utility District ratepayers deserve responsive and respectful customer service and high quality water and sewer services at reasonable rates that provide value to them and their families.  Our district has some of the best maintained and most up to date infrastructure in Washington and I'm  proud to have had the opportunity to be part of the successful management of that essential public asset.  My 30+ years in consulting engineering gives me an understanding of the technical aspects of the operation of the district's water and sewer systems and I enjoy using my education and experience to represent the interests of our ratepayers.

It has truly been a privilege and pleasure to represent our district's ratepayers. I respectfully ask for your vote so I may continue to serve the ratepayers and work with the district to provide the best possible water and sewer service while striving to control costs.

David Lyons

Running for: Coal Creek Utility District, Commissioner Position No. 3

7348 127TH PL SE

NEWCASTLE, WA 98056

(206) 769-0962

David@lyonsmain.net

Education: No information submitted

Occupation: No information submitted

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64081

Statement:

 

No statement submitted.

Shawn Lyons

Running for: Coal Creek Utility District, Commissioner Position No. 3

Shawn Lyons

 

7348 127TH PL SE

NEWCASTLE, WA 98056

(206) 304-3197

shawnlyonsart@gmail.com

Education: No information submitted

Occupation: No information submitted

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/candidates.aspx?cid=64081&candidateid=1586429&lang=es-ES&pamphletson=true

Statement:

 

No statement submitted.

Angelina Gause

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Running for: King County Water District No. 20, Commissioner Position No. 3

12817 21ST AVE S

SEATAC, WA 98168

 

Education: Central Washington University; BA Law and Justice

Occupation: Operational Lead FedEx Express

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64091

Statement:

 

My name is Angelina Gause. I am a lead at FedEx Express. In my former career I was a police officer. In my current and past careers I have learned leadership and serving my community. 
 

I have lived in Burien for over 25 years. I have seen great change in our community and I believe I can be a positive force in this growth. I have had many firsts in my family. I was the first to graduate from college and now the first to run for office. I was raised in south Seattle in the Columbia City neighborhood. I was raised to believe that diversity is strength. 
 

My goal is to bring my strong work ethic and common sense to the position. My first responsibility is to the community and to make decisions to keep costs down. I ask for your vote to add another first to my list.

Darold P. Doell

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Running for: King County Water District No. 20, Commissioner Position No. 3

P.O. BOX 208

SEAHURST, WA 98062

 

Education: M.B.A. Auburn University, B.A. Washington State University

Occupation: Project Management Consultant

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64091

Statement:

 

During my tenure with King County Water District #20, I have facilitated numerous system upgrades including the rehabilitation of water main piping, the installation of new electronic systems that serve our reservoir, and the procurement of new security surveillance systems to protect District property and assets.  I have also pursued increased certification training of our field technicians and assisted with the merger of Water District #20 with Water District #49.

As your Water District #20 Commissioner, I will continue working hard to provide our community with the purest, cleanest water available at the lowest rates possible.  I am a non-partisan, lifelong resident that has and will continue to represent each ratepayer with fairness and equality. A vote for me will get the ratepayers a Commissioner who possesses the skills needed to keep Water District #20 running smoothly.

I would be honored to have your vote once again.  Thank you!

Brooke Teegarden

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Running for: King County Water District No. 20, Commissioner Position No. 3

13742 12TH AVE SW # 97

BURIEN, WA 98166

(907) 230-1767

Education: Bachelor’s in Communication, University of Portland

Occupation: Project Manager for an international company specializing in construction software

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64091

Statement:

 

Our commission combines decades of experience, but is dangerously outdated in communication and transparency. The district’s website is the only communication method available, and is mobile-unfriendly, with barriers to obtaining records or attending meetings. No minutes or records are available, the most recent regional updates are from 2015, and the annual water quality report is provided in dense jargon with notes that state “This is important. Have someone translate for you.”

Our sewer district maintains records of minutes for all meetings going back eleven years, a translatable website with one-click meeting links, and detailed information for agendas, contacts, and questions. This should be our baseline, with additional communication to engage public education and interest.

This water district should be “someone to translate for you” and clearly communicate technical information to the public. I will overhaul and modernize these practices, because our local government should be as crystal-clear as our water.

Nigel Keiffer

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Running for: North City Water District, Commissioner Position No. 3

3022 NE 193RD ST

LAKE FOREST PARK, WA 98155

(206) 566-3780

Education: Studied at University of Texas at El Paso, Technical and professional Development courses throughout career.

Occupation: Retired

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64097

Statement:

 

Throughout my public service career over the last 45 years I have served the citizens of the City of Seattle and King County.  Fifteen years with the City as an Engineering Technologist and Senior Real Property Agent and thirty years with the County as an Engineer.  I retired last year but believe I can still be of service to the Commission and local government.  Throughout my public service career I have respected my fiduciary duty to the public and I have never betrayed the public trust.  I respectfully request your vote of trust.

Denise Fulford-Foster

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Running for: North City Water District, Commissioner Position No. 3

16215 12TH AVE NE

SHORELINE, WA 98155

 

Education: Tax and Accounting

Occupation: Enrolled Agent, Tax Advisor, Accounting and Small Business Service

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64097

Statement:

 

Having been a resident of Shoreline for 27 years, I have always wanted to be more active in the neighborhood and city.  However, between raising a family and working full time, it has proved difficult.  Now Semi-retired, I'd like to take the opportunity to try and give back to the community I love.

In my nearly three decades of living in Shoreline, I've seen it change from a sleepy bedroom community to a busy city, struggling with the change needed to grow, and still try to keep the small-town ambiance.  One thing that is important to all of us in the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park areas, Water!  I believe that our water commissioners need to have a common sense and business acumen but also have a flexible oversight for the future.

Charlotte I. Haines

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Running for: North City Water District, Commissioner Position No. 3

836 NE 194TH STREET

SHORELINE, WA 98155

 

Education: No information submitted.

Occupation: No information submitted.

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64097

Statement:

 

Plentiful, clean, affordable water is a basic human need. For 90 years, North City Water District has met this need—amidst tremendous growth and countless changes in water system operations, while maintaining infrastructure well above national standards.

Through 19 years as a Commissioner, I have an in-depth understanding of the unique role and value of a special purpose water district—from strategic water system planning, operations, and management, to regulatory compliance and fiscal responsibility.

As a life-long resident of Shoreline, I have sponsored neighborhood groups when the City of Shoreline incorporated in 1995, founded the North City Neighborhood Association (NCNA), and volunteered at the North City Jazz Walk, Celebrate Shoreline, and the Holiday Tree Lighting. As your Commissioner, I will continue to work hard for you and your family to maintain the high level of service you have come to trust from the District. I humbly ask for your vote.

Micah Steinhauer

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Running for: Soos Creek Water & Sewer District, Commissioner Position No. 5

19912 97TH AVE S

RENTON, WA 98055

(206) 605-0998

micahforsooscreek@gmail.com

Education: AA degree

Occupation: Lab technician/Operator

 

 

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64109

Statement:

 

Hello, my name is Micah Steinhauer, I am currently running for Soos Creek Water and Sewer District Commissioner Position No. 5.

I am a lifelong resident of Washington State, and have lived within the Soos Creek District for the last 25 years.  My  wife and I have been married 27 years and have raised our two children within this district.  Now is my time to give back with my knowledge and experience.  

I have worked for a local, neighboring sewer district for the last 31 years which gives me a beneficial first hand knowledge how a district operates.  With this experience, I have worked in nearly every facet of treatment and service. I have achieved the highest certification available, (Group IV) from Washington State in this field.  This qualifies me to make sound and educated decisions for you when it comes to your Soos Creek Water and Sewer District concerns. 

My expertise in this industry makes me uniquely positioned to help make this possible benefiting you and your family. Thank you for you vote, I pledge to maintain a high quality safe drinking water, efficient operations and keep low rates within our district.

Alice R. Marshall

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Running for: Soos Creek Water & Sewer District, Commissioner Position No. 5

18812 131ST AVE SE

RENTON, WA 98058

 

Education: No information submitted

Occupation: Owner, Running Stitch Fabrics

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64109

Statement:

 

Alice has worked for over 40 years in the water and sewer industry, including 26 years as a Soos Creek employee. This experience has prepared her to meet the current and future needs of the District and contribute a well-rounded knowledge of water and sewer operations, District policy, history, and future needs to the Board. Proudly serving as one of your current commissioners, she has supported and initiated policies that maintain the strength of the District while keeping water and sewer rates amongst the lowest in King County.

Alice is committed to preserving a tradition of excellent customer service and strategic planning to accommodate the growth and future changes within District boundaries. Soos Creek Water and Sewer District has a unique boundary that overlaps with 6 cities and unincorporated King County. Alice is committed to working with each jurisdiction, providing service to the communities while minimizing the impact to ratepayers.

A lifelong western Washington resident, Alice has lived within the Soos Creek boundary for 30 years and has been a part of the Kent business community for 10 years. Alice looks forward to continuing to represent the community and serving as your Commissioner. 

Logan K. Wallace

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Running for: Soos Creek Water & Sewer District, Commissioner Position No. 5

21004 126TH AVE SE

KENT, WA 98031

 

WallaceForOffice@gmail.com

WallaceForOffice.com

Education: Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Washington. Washington State Licensed Professional Engineer

Occupation: Senior Civil Engineer, Water Utility District

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/vote/Contests/candidates.aspx?requesttype=primary&cid=6487&lang=en-US

Statement:

 

As a professional engineer with over a decade of experience in the civil engineering field, including his current position as the Senior Engineer at a neighboring water utility district, Logan has the skills, background, and experience to make informed, strategic, decisions for the Soos Creek Water & Sewer District.

 

Logan has a proven track record of effective and engaging leadership. A U.S. Navy Veteran, he served on submarines out of Bangor, WA. As the former Chief of Cost Engineering at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District, he has a keen eye for financial management and fiscal planning.

 

Logan and his wife Alisha enjoy raising their two children in the Kent community, where they’ve lived for over 15 years. You can often find them exploring the Soos creek trail with their dog Apollo.

 

Logan looks forward to bringing his experience and honest perspective to the District’s Board of Commissioners. He is extremely proud of his career in service to the public, both in the military and as a civilian. As the next Commissioner he is committed to prioritizing affordable rates, fiscal responsibility, strategic planning and exceptional customer service. He would be honored to serve you as your next Commissioner.

Reyna Maria Kaut

Running for: Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner District No. 2

14201 SE PETROVITSKY RD # A3-219

RENTON, WA 98058

(206) 973-6297

reyna_kaut@yahoo.com

Education: No information submitted

Occupation: No information submitted

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64124

Statement:

 

No statement submitted.

Jim Griggs

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Running for: Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner District No. 2

23607 137TH AVE SE

KENT, WA 98042

 

griggs.jamesw@gmail.com

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Accounting Major, University of Washington

Occupation: Certified Public Accountant, Licensed Washington State; Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/candidates.aspx?requesttype=primary&cid=64124&lang=en-US

Statement:

 

Elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2019; having gained the confidence of my fellow commissioners I am currently President of the Board of Commissioners, I also Chair the Finance & Audit Committee.

Re-Elect me as your Hospital Commissioner. I promise to continue making informed decisions based on facts and data. Any decision I make will be in the best interest of our Valley community.

I’ll ensure Valley provides high quality, affordable health care to the Valley Community while remaining financially viable.

I’ll fight to ensure control of Valley remains local, through the elected Commissioners.  You and I pay taxes to Valley.  I’ll ensure our tax dollars are spent here, in the district, to benefit our community residents.

My leadership and management skills developed over 34 years with the Washington State Auditor’s Office, plus my 30 years (active & reserve) military service make me the most uniquely qualified candidate to provide the oversight and leadership needed to ensure Valley is accountable to the citizens. I’ll be your watchdog, like I was for the State Auditors’ Office.  I’ll be your eyes and ears to provide the management oversight needed to ensure Valley is managed and operated as efficiently and effectively as possible while providing high quality healthcare to our community. My family have lived in the district for over 30 years, my daughter was born at Valley and my family doctors are at Valley.  Valley is an important community resource; we need to protect and ensure it benefits our community- the community that supports it with our tax dollars. I’ve served the nation in the military, including a tour of duty in Iraq, I’ve served the State as an Auditor, let me continue serving you as your elected Hospital Commissioner. Re-Elect me as your representative to the Valley Board of Commissioners.

Dustin Lambro

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Running for: Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner District No. 2

102 S 49TH PL # B

RENTON, WA 98055

(206) 794-2606

dustin.lambro@gmail.com

Education: Bachelor's in Politics, Whitman College; extensive training/certification in mediation and negotiations

Occupation: Workers’ rights advocate, community leader; President, King County Labor Council

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64124

Statement:

 

My family has lived in the Renton area since the 1890s, where I grew up and graduated from Liberty High School.  I now own a home in the Talbot Hill neighborhood just south of Valley Medical Center and I am active in my homeowner’s association.

 

Hospital Commissioners, who are elected by voters, no longer have final oversight on issues like patient care, staffing, taxes, and budgets at OUR hospital.  Instead, Trustees hand-picked by UW Medicine are in control.  As someone who has fought to make government at every level more accountable and transparent, and as a taxpayer like you in this public hospital district, I find this situation to be unacceptable. Commissioners elected by voters should have the final say on issues that impact our hospital and our community.

 

I was not looking to run for office this year, but I felt a deep obligation to step forward and use the skills I have learned in advancing public policy to help restore a voice for our community in the governance of Valley. 

 

I am proud to be the only candidate endorsed by the King County Democrats, as well as leaders who know my work like Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Congressman Adam Smith, Kent Mayor Dana Ralph, and many others.  Most importantly, I am proud to be endorsed by the nurses and other Valley health care professionals who are members of SEIU 1199NW.  I will always give top consideration to the needs of front-line health care workers at Valley because they know their patients best.

 

I will hold UW Medicine and the management of Valley accountable to providing the best patient care possible because our community deserves nothing less.  I am prepared to get to work on day one, and I humbly ask for your vote.

Katie Bachand

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Running for: Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner Position No. 4

14021 SE 201ST STREET

KENT, WA 98042

 

katiebac@comcast.net

Education: College Grad with Doula training from Seattle Midwifery School and Bastyr University

Occupation: Birth and Postpartum Doula

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64125

Statement:

 

I would like to represent you as your Hospital Commissioner!

Control of Valley Medical Center was taken away from our elected Commissioners and given to appointed Trustees controlled by UW Medicine. These Trustees could raise your property taxes to fund whatever they deem to be necessary expenditures, including the salary of the CEO, without a vote from the Board of Commissioners! One goal as your Hospital Commissioner is to ask our legislators to return control of our Hospital District to the voters who support Valley with their tax dollars. You deserve a Commissioner who does what they promised!

That new Commissioner should be me. I am a health care professional and care deeply about our patients and want the best possible health care for all in our Hospital District. I have had medical emergencies and Valley’s high quality medical staff saved my life and have helped members of my own family along with many friends and neighbors.

My husband and I have lived in Kent since 1986, where we have raised our 5 children, dogs, cats, and chickens. Our children attended Kent public schools. We are active in our church and in community groups. Working as a Birth and Postpartum Doula since 1983, I have assisted many clients giving birth at Valley’s Birth Center. Valley is one of only eight hospitals in Washington that is an accredited “Baby-Friendly Hospital," which is what new parents are looking for when choosing where to birth their babies!

Valley is an important community asset supported through your property taxes. We need to assure it has active oversight to benefit our community. I would appreciate your vote!

Max J. Heller III

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Running for: Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner Position No. 4

505 WHITWORTH AVE S

RENTON, WA 98057

(425) 757-7858

Mheller806@gmail.com

Education: 1997 High school graduate, certified personal caregiver and massage therapy student

Occupation: Ermc Aviation services Ramp service worker, Elected Democratic PCO

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=6297

Statement:

 

Why Choose me as your next hospital commissioner?

Hello! I'm Max Heller III, and I'm a candidate for King county Hospital District 1 Commissioner Position 4 

Support me as I'm committed to helping those in need while advocating for fair and equal conditions for everybody in Renton.

Since 2015, Valley Medical has continued to be driven down to the ground. Behind the scenes HIPPA laws continue to be broken as sick patients  aren't even taken to private rooms to be screened in the ER, women employees are often discriminated against on pay and often overworked and understaffed, there are times that many employees go without break! We are not hiring enough individuals; and it's clear from just speaking to many of the employees at Valley Medical Center and UW Medical that both Hospitals should be Separate private entities , still accepting all insurances and helping those in need. Also we have a huge drug pandemic in Renton ! I have heard from patients and hospital staff alike that so many have been turned away at the door and not even helped. This is wrong! They are seeking help and want to end their addictions. My name is Max Heller III I and am driven by my passion for helping others, and returning valley medical back to an independent hospital and giving the quality healthcare the people of Renton deserve. my husband and I are proud supporters of the LGBTQ community and BLM thank you for your support http://maxheller4rentoncitycouncil.com please look at my website and contact me directly with questions or comments 

Monique Taylor-Swan

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Running for: Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner Position No. 4

PO. BOX 60062

RENTON, WA 98058

(206) 450-8664

taylorswanm@yahoo.com

Education: Health Training Institute, Highline College

Occupation: Certified Home Care Aid, Board Member Caregivers Union SEIU 775

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64124

Statement:

 

My kids were born at Valley and I care deeply about the future of Valley. Seeing the way our district has changed because of UW Medicine and COVID-19 trouble me because our residents are not receiving the respect they deserve. As a board member of SEIU 775 that represents thousands of home health care workers across Washington, I know first-hand how proper staffing means better patient care.

As your Hospital district 1 commissioner, I will work hard to represent and advocate for the residents of Hospital district 1. As a member of the community, I believe in teamwork” it takes to make a community health and prosperous, just as quality healthcare requires. Administration that supports and provides surround care.

As your commissioner, my priorities are for everyone who lives and works in our communities to have access to the best health care available, returning control of Valley back to the elected commissioners, reducing the pay of overpriced executives and using the savings to increase pay for nurses and staff.

As a member of the Renton Inclusion Task Force I am committed to ensuring that Valley has a diverse workforce and treats all residents fairly. We should conduct a comprehensive analysis using an inclusion and equity lens. Ongoing training workshops on culturally competent care is the key. Working together we can bring improvements to Valley for the people in this district. I have a passion to fight for a just and fair society and I want to set an example for other hospitals in the region.

If you elect me as your commissioner, I will bring the vote back to the community and let the people decide for themselves how their care should be. Your vote matters and I hope I’ve earned it.

Lawton Montgomery

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Running for: Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner Position No. 4

325 WASHINGTON AVE S #283

KENT, WA 98032

 

Education: No information submitted.

Occupation: No information submitted.

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64125

Statement:

 

It has been an honor to serve the citizens for the past six years in the position of hospital comissioner.

Please cast your vote for a candidate that will put Valley Hostipal first when dealing with the strategic alliance agreement between Valley Medical and UW. 

Parminder Bhatti

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Running for: Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner Position No. 4

18042 169TH AVE SE

RENTON, WA 98058

(206) 240-6269

Brokerparminder@gmail.com

Education: Post graduate

Occupation: Real estate broker

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64125

Statement:

 

Hello voters  “When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile” 

My name is Parminder Bhatti,I have been a citizen of the United States since 2009. I was born and raised in India and came to the USA 25 years ago. I have been living in the greater Seattle area since 2002. I have worked hard to establish myself and my family. My parents joined me from India in 2011 and we all live under one roof. My family is very important to me. From last 20 years I am working as Real estate broker at Skyline Properties, Inc. Bellevue WA. During the time that I have lived in the greater Seattle area I have really appreciated the service by Valley Medical Center. Two of my sons were born there, and my parent continue to use Valley Medical to receive exponential service. During my numerous visits to Valley Medical, I have figured out that helping people is something I myself would also want to do. Medical aid is greatly needed in our area, especially now. I would like to take on the roll to help the employees who save our lives and help us get better every day. The past year, healthcare workers have been doing God’s work in helping us all get better. Appreciating the employees of the healthcare system is something that will help our community grow stronger and supportive together. A vote for me is a vote for helping thousands of healthcare workers be appreciated, a vote for me is a vote for everyone to be able to receive proper healthcare accordingly to their needs. I hope to improve the lives of everyone’s in the healthcare industry. Healthcare is what keeps us all going. Thank you.

Winter Cashman

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Running for: Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner Position No. 4

PO BOX 22169

SEATTLE, WA 98122

(425) 243-2670

winterforoffice@yahoo.com

voteforwinter.com

Education: Pursuant BS-Computer Science, Colorado Technical University; Grand Rapids Community College; Graduate, Rogers High School

Occupation: Software Engineer, former Technology Consultant, President of Renton LGBTQIA+ Community

https://www.kcdems.org/our-party/e/2021-endorsements/

Statement:

 

As hospital commissioner, I will be someone who bridges Valley Med back to our communities-- not just a vote. I have spent my years pushing for our neighborhoods and ensuring they are supported. I am a pathfinder and solutions builder. Don’t take my word for it, view my website with many endorsements from our region. These were earned through the work I have put into building up our communities and pushing for policies that uplift them.

As a commissioner I want to advance more equitable, accessible, affordable healthcare. Valley Medical is one of our region’s leading medical institutions with excellent programs for our region’s patients. I will push where we can for better patient care, better working conditions for hospital staff, and more affordability from our tax-funded hospital system.

I have established a career of nearly a decade as a software engineer and technology consultant, with businesses ranging from startups to multinational companies. I have served as the president and founder of an LGBTQ pride organization, and I have joined more organizations where I commit myself to putting back into a community that invests so much into me. I volunteer, such as with Emergency Response Teams taking regular, formal training in CPR, AEDs, and more as a way to help peers during an emergency or disaster response; also with the Regional Homelessness Authority for their point-in-time count, and Renton Counts for the US Census, critical to ensuring resources and funding get back to our communities. I strongly believe in equity and inclusion and have advocated for issues including racial justice, LGBTQIA+ equality, and housing.

I have the career experience, community background, and connections you can count on for success at our hospital commission. Thank you for your support!

Noreen Shaikh

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Running for: Public Hospital District No. 2, Commissioner Position No. 4

12415 106TH PL NE

KIRKLAND, WA 98034

 

noreenshaikh2011@yahoo.com

Education: : Bachelor’s in Nursing, University of Washington; Master’s in Business Administration, Western Governors University

Occupation: Clinical Operations Manager- Oncology, Kaiser Permanente- Seattle and Bellevue campuses.

https://voter.votewa.gov/candidatelist.aspx?e=870&c=17&ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_grdCandidatesChangePage=6_100

Statement:

 

We deserve a hospital commissioner who has nursing knowledge to serve on the board to help improve patient care through providing insight on evidence based best practices, quality measures and service improvements.  We deserve a hospital commissioner who understands hospital operations, business operations, nursing operations and patient care.

I live in Kirkland with my husband and son.  I have the honor to work with a great team and patient population. Last year, I was able to successfully implement virtual care for our patients. I also successfully ran the operations of our oncology infusion centers at full capacity for all patients needing chemotherapy, while observing social distancing and CDC guidelines.

As your hospital commissioner, I want to serve and help the hospital board in providing best and safe patient care by building a strong infrastructure of adequate staffing, technological advances, quality measures and structural and strategic growth. I envision our hospital district to be a role model, and I humbly ask for your support and the power of your vote to make it happen.

Charles A. Pilcher

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Running for: Public Hospital District No. 2, Commissioner Position No. 4

223 5TH AVE S # D103

KIRKLAND, WA 98033

(206) 915-8593

PilcherForEvergreen@gmail.com

pilcherforevergreen.com

Education: BS, Mathematics, Duke University; MD, University of Washington School of Medicine

Occupation: Emergency Physician & ER Medical Director (Retired); Board Member EvergreenHealth

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/candidates.aspx?cid=64127&candidateid=1585600&lang=en-US&pamphletson=true

Statement:

 

Serving our community as an Emergency Physician and Commissioner (Board Member) at EvergreenHealth remains an honor. Being the only physician on the Board brings a valuable patient care perspective to the issues we face.

 

At the beginning of my tenure, I created and have chaired our Board Quality and Safety Committee. I enlisted community members with expertise in aviation, technology and industry to help guide us from a community hospital to a highly respected regional medical center, ranked by Healthgrades in 2020 as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals.” We were also recognized by the CDC, DOH and SKCHD for our team’s response to the Covid19 pandemic as we became educators for the rest of the nation for our early experience with critically ill patients.

 

We take pride in our unique committee of over 40 Community Advisors who meet monthly to receive information and provide input to our Board and executive leadership. That has helped us build a first-class culture that allows us to recruit our amazing staff and reduce employee turnover.

 

I also serve on our Board Construction, Planning and Strategy Committee, helping to oversee and manage the costs of developing new projects and programs. I also represent Evergreen on the board of the Eastside Health Alliance, a project to improve quality and reduce costs and duplication of services in neurology and cardiology.

 

I commit to you, our taxpayers, to keep the hospital’s tax rate as low as possible while insuring that Evergreen is truly working “to enrich the health and well-being of every life we touch.” I am endorsed by firefighters, paramedics, community leaders and neighbors. I look forward to continuing to serve you as we face the opportunities and challenges of healthcare reform and hope that I have earned your trust and your vote.

Katie Grainger

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Running for: Public Hospital District No. 2, Commissioner Position No. 4

10019 NE 125TH CT # 1

KIRKLAND, WA 98034

 

Education: Bachelor’s in English, Wofford College; Master’s in Cultural Studies, University of Washington

Occupation: Senior Consultant in healthcare, Valence

https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=64127

Statement:

 

I am an advocate for health in our community by promoting awareness for autoimmune diseases and fundraising for cancer research. Having worked for the third-largest non-profit health system in the United States, I see both the challenges facing healthcare and possibilities for reform. I intend to help make healthcare better for all Americans. That starts with impacting decisions made at the local level.

As someone who lives with a chronic disease, I know firsthand the struggles of navigating a healthcare system that is not always affordable or accessible. I don’t need to be the medical expert in the room to provide governance that positively impacts our community. I will bring experts together with the people of District 2, so everyone is heard.

As your Public Hospital Commissioner, I will listen with intent and lead by example, being honest and transparent with the public. Most importantly, I will commit to making decisions that are in the best interest of our community.

Our future depends on healthcare, and I respectfully ask for your vote to help make a difference.