I am proud to have received endorsements from the following local community leaders and organizations from the 28th Legislative district.
Washington Fire Chiefs
“The Washington Fire Chiefs have chosen to endorse your 2020 election campaign because of your hard work, responsiveness, leadership and support of our fire service related issues.” – Wayne Senter, Executive Director Washington Fire Chiefs
Washington State Patrol Troopers Association
“The decision was unanimous. Your commitment to service to the state of Washington with honor and integrity are principles that our members demand. Your understanding of public safety matters and your position on issues critical to every Trooper’s professional and personal life make you the clear choice.” – Spike Unruh, President of the Washington State Patrol Troopers Association
University Place Council Member Kent Keel
Council Member Kent Keel is currently serving his second term as UP council member. Kent is a former business owner and has twice been inducted to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. He is also the President and Executive Director of low income housing non-profit
Valarie Zeek is a Partner with Gordon Thomas Honeywell. A stellar corporate citizen, Valarie has contributed her time and knowledge to a great number of civic organizations and community causes including Families Unlimited Network, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, Chambers Creek Foundation, Ark Institute of Learning, Tacoma-Pierce County YMCA, Tacoma Philharmonic, Charles Wright Academy, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, and the Association of Washington Business.
Helen is the Chief Executive Officer of McGovern-Pilant and Executive Director of Emergency Food Network. She also served as a councilwomen for the City of Lakewood.
Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier
Executive Dammeier has been serving Pierce county in his current role since 2016. From 2009-2016 he served in the Washington state legislature in both the House and Senate representing the 25th legislative district.
Pierce County Deputy Executive Dan Grimm
Dan Grimm is the current Deputy Executive and Chief Operating Officer for Pierce County. He is a former WA State Treasurer and Chair of Ways and Means. Dan was the driving force behind state funding of the Union Station restoration, construction of the Washington State History Museum, the University of Washington Tacoma campus, the Puyallup campus of Pierce College and the state’s role in the Puyallup tribal land claims settlement.
Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson
Mayor Don Anderson has served on the City Council in Position 4 since January 2008 and as Mayor since January 2013. He served as Deputy Mayor for his first five years on the council. Mayor Anderson represents Lakewood as a member of the Board of Pierce Transit, co-chairs the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership and is the council liaison for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Lakewood Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen
Elected to his third term in 2017, Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen has served on the City Council in Position 3 since 2010. Whalen represents Lakewood on the Pierce County Regional Council, on the City’s Arts Commission, and is a member (Immediate Past Chair) of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County.
Steilacoom Mayor Ron Lucas
Mayor Lucas is a member of the Association of Washington Cities-Strong Cities Committee; Puget Sound Regional Council- representing 23 Pierce County communities on the Transportation Policy and Executive Boards; Pierce County Regional Council; Pierce County Cities and Towns Association.