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 am writing in support of my longtime friend and business partner, city councilman Armondo Pavone. Keeping 28 years of friendship and memories brief, I urge you to re-elect Armondo Pavone Renton City Council Position No. 2. Armondo is the only candidate that is best for this rapidly growing city named after Captain William Renton.

Since 1988 I have had the great fortune of having an amazing mentor in my life. Words can barely suggest my gratitude. From a dishwasher at Armondo’s Café Italiano to his business partner at The Melrose Grill. Armondo has taught me many life lessons, shortcuts, life hacks, and skills. There has been countless situations throughout the years where he receives a frantic phone call from me and swoops in to save the day 100 percent of the time. All I can do is shake my head in amazement and soak it up like a sponge. Armondo is the type of person that just gets things done and quickly. Adversity only threatens and seems to bring him greater focus and concentration. Armondo is not an average person in this way. A natural leader who loves this city.

Since the 1980s, Armondo has always been a great part of our community. Years before he was elected city councilman, he was always active in the city’s growth and direction. One of his goals in life is to revitalize our downtown core. He has already done a good share. He and local businessman Denny Dochnahl turned the run-down block of 3rd and Wells into what we now know as The Local 907, Marianas Ristorante, Cedar River BBQ, Allstate, etc. Without that remodel, those businesses would not be there today. This was an example of a huge city improvement that drastically helped our downtown economy.

The city of Renton has enjoyed extreme growth this past decade and that is an absolute understatement. This is not opinion but fact. We have a great city council including Council President Armondo Pavone, and a great mayor in Denis Law. As there will always be problems and issues, I believe we have the best people in place leading our city and the best team to lead us to future growth and development. Renton is not our little town anymore. The city of Renton is moving on up. As a city we need Armondo Pavone to help lead the way.

Re-elect Armondo Pavone.

Franco Phillips

Renton

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