Several candidates are running for Renton City Council elected positions as campaign season for the 2023 November elections begins. The filing period for elections ended May 19.
Renton’s current mayor, Armondo Pavone, is running for re-election this fall. Pavone’s opponent is candidate Kim Monroe Bass.
According to the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) campaign finance portal, Pavone has raised $6,315.93 as of May 24. Pavone raised a total of $80,955.88 when he ran in 2019. His opponent has raised $250.00 as of May 24, according to the PDC.
Incumbent Valerie O’Halloran is running for re-election to Renton City Council Position No. 3, against opponent Erica J. Conway.
According to the PDC website, O’Halloran has raised $15,347.82 as of May 24. Her campaign reportedly raised $24,060.90 during the 2019 campaign. Conway has not reported raising any campaign funds as of May 24.
Renton City Council Position No. 4, currently held by Ryan McIrvin who is seeking re-election, has an additional candidate named Sanjeev Yonzon. Yonzon has run for Renton City Council before.
According to the PDC, McIrvin has not reported raising any campaign funds as of May 24, while his opponent, Yonzon, has raised $30,242.22.
Incumbent Ed Prince is running for re-election to Renton City Council Position No. 5, against opponent Marvin Rosete, who has also run for Renton City Council before.
According to the PDC, Prince’s campaign has reported raising $12,102 as of May 24. Prince raised $3,175 during his 2019 campaign. Rosete has reportedly raised $2,558.16 in campaign funds as of May 24.
Renton City Council Position No. 7, which is currently held by Kim-Khanh Van, has seven total candidates vying for the spot including Van. The candidates who have officially filed to run against the incumbent are Nancy Sivitilli; Steven Vargas; Michael Westgaard; Sean Atchison; Camila Lagow; and Randy Corman, who has served on the Renton City Council for 27 years before deciding to end his council career in 2021.
According to the PDC website, Van has already raised $38,116.14 toward her campaign as of May 24. In 2019 Van’s campaign reported raising $36,520.06 in total.
Of the candidates who have filed to run against Van, Vargas is the only person who has reported raising campaign funds to the PDC, with a reported $849.73.
In races with more than two candidates, voters will elect the top two candidates in the Aug. 1 primary. After that, voters will choose between the two candidates for each position in the Nov. 7 general election.