Letters to the Editor

Let’s not conform ‘to other’s snooty standards’ | LETTER

I was taken aback by the attitude expressed in (July 28 edition’s) letter to the editor in support of a particular candidate for city council.… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017

Social security could survive if Congress stops ‘borrowing’ from it | LETTER

I just finished Richard Elfer’s article on social security (published in the July 28 edition of the Renton Reporter). There is an important fact missing.… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017

I want Jamian Smith on my team | LETTER

I was one of Jami’s earliest endorsers and I have never regretted my decision. Getting to know Jami and having the privilege of seeing her… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Qualification and commitment over name recognition: Why I’m voting for Diane Dobson | LETTER

As a third generation life-long resident of Renton, I have personally witnessed the growth and consequential impact on the community in which I live. In… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

Ruth Perez ‘embraces the opinions of all’ | LETTER

I am in my 18th year as a Renton City Council member, and currently in my opinion we have the best mix of council members… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

Armondo Pavone is ‘always open to diverse perspectives’ | LETTER

What do you need to know about the current council candidates in order to make an informed decision about who to vote for this primary… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

A poem to the editor | LETTER

A deer wanders the streets. Dazed, fear in its eyes. The woodlands destroyed. Bulldozers belch. Chain saws scream. In a week is destroyed, What it… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

Diane Dobson is ‘unquestionably capable’ | LETTER

It is both exciting and refreshing to see a great group of candidates working hard to earn the privilege of serving their community. When I… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Diane Dobson will ‘speak up for neighborhoods’ | LETTER

We are encouraging our neighbors to vote for Diane Dobson for Renton City Council Position No. 2. Diane has been fighting the good fight for… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

Ruth Perez is a ‘doer with strong bias for action’ | LETTER

I am endorsing Ruth Perez for Renton City Council Position No. 6. I have worked closely with Ruth over the last three years on matters… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

Re-elect Armondo Pavone to Renton council | LETTER

My name is Franco Phillips. I was born and raised in Renton and would not have it any other way. I love our city! I… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Shridhar’s qualifications ‘are the best in the race’ | LETTER

I am writing to let the community know I have already cast my absentee ballot in the August primary. I have voted for Preeti Shridhar… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 1 | LETTER

As the only heritage organization in Renton, the Renton History Museum has been preserving our city’s history for kids and families for almost 40 years.… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Legislators, it’s time to be heroes our kids deserve | GUEST COMMENTARY

“It’s time for real, sustainable change that will make an impact for every Washington student.”

  • Jul 17, 2017

Jami Smith ‘right person’ for Renton City Council | LETTER

Jami has the rare combination of high-level business experience, political savvy, a brilliant mind, and a heart for community.

  • Jul 17, 2017

Why is Renton making a big deal over two trees? | LETTER

“A lot of Renton residents like trees – why don’t you?”

  • Jul 17, 2017

Jami Smith ‘stands out as among the brightest’ | LETTER

During the four years that I have been privileged to serve as a Renton city council member, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2017

Ruth Perez, Diane Dobson ‘willing to sacrifice their time and energy’ | LETTER

Ruth Perez and Diane Dobson have my support and endorsements for Renton council as a former Renton City Council woman from 2004 to 2015. Each… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2017

Ruth Perez helps ‘our communities in need’ | LETTER

As a Renton citizen, and a member of the state legislature, I feel strongly that Ruth Perez is the right choice for Renton City Council.… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Voting for Jami Smith ‘an opportunity not to miss’ | LETTER

The election of our local officials should be based on qualifications, and the choice of the candidate most likely and most able to fill the… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017