City of SeaTac, Council Position No. 6 Candidates

Kong Lefeau

Education: Urban League Job Readiness, Centralia Community College, Grays Harbor Community College, and Edmonds Community College

Occupation: King County Elections, Ironworkers Local 86, Commercial Plumber Local UA32

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

Statement:

 

I've been on both sides of the law and continue to repay my debt to society. I've experienced some of the worst people anywhere and know first-hand, the movement to defund the police is insane. Insane! Police are vital. I understand that some people should not be police officers. There's good and bad on both sides, but we need better communication. Honestly, to keep SeaTac safe we need more police, not less.

I'm campaigning for law and order. Healthy communities need safety. Once we are safe, let's help everyone to thrive. I volunteer with youth football and help guide at-risk kids down the right path. I've been in their shoes with no mentorship and understand the challenges. I focus on helping those who want a second chance and deserve it when they put forth the effort. Our community is a village, and we are only as strong as the weakest.

Iris Guzmán

Education: AA, Bellevue College; BA, Seattle University; MSW, University of Washington

Occupation: Social Worker, Highline Public Schools

https://progressivevotersguide.com/washington/2021/primary/iris-guzman?language_content_entity=en

Statement:

 

As a school social worker and a 14-year resident of SeaTac, I serve those who struggled to gain access to basic needs prior to COVID and continue to struggle today. I am running to help build back a better SeaTac for all and not just some. If elected, I will engage with our residents, focus on affordable housing, and fund basic needs as well other priorities.

 

We can create a stronger SeaTac by prioritizing the needs of our working families; providing support for our small businesses; and re-investing in our Human Services Department by reallocating funds. We can build a SeaTac that represents and honors the rich diversity of our residents while focusing on the needs of our most vulnerable community members. I will listen to you, the voters. 

 

Endorsed by: State Representative Mia Gregerson, SeaTac Councilmembers Takele Gobena and Senayet Negusse, King County Democrats and Teamsters Joint Council. 28. 

Pam Fernald

Education: Foster HS, Highline College, ongoing learning

Occupation: Retired/ Boeing 38 yrs - Systems Analyst/Certified Software Test Engineer

https://seatacblog.com/2021/04/16/seatac-city-council-moves-toward-acquisition-of-two-angle-lake-properties/

Statement:

 

As an incumbent, I will continue my long record of service, common sense and integrity; remain accessible to all; continue championing safety/crime prevention to secure a clean, safe, livable SeaTac; remain an advocate for sensible stewardship of tax dollars, fostering greater fiscal responsibility/transparency. I will advocate for senior citizens, whose hard word built this city, and for children, who are our future. I strongly believe that SeaTac residents and businesses deserve an ethical council committed to them only--not partisan organizations /outside special interest groups.

 

I have a broad record of civic/city involvement including: co-founder/co-chair of Neighbors Without Border Action Committee, Block Watch Captain, NNO Host, graduate of Citizen's Police Academies, Citizen Leadership Academy, CERT. Current Chair: Public Safety and Justice; Tree Advisory Board; Sidewalk Committee; past Deputy Mayor.

 

I respectfully request your vote so that I may continue working for all who call SeaTac home.