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 interact with Renton citizens has reinforced what I already knew. She has integrity, talent, intelligence and the professionalism required to stay at the table until the job we are elected to do is done.
While we have a lot in common and agree on many things, we both know that we can’t and won’t agree on everything. In these situations we have a motto, “We can disagree without being disagreeable.”
Respectful and thoughtful discourse is what Jami brings to the table and I am looking forward to learning from her, hearing her ideas and to seeing things through different lenses and from a different perspective.
These are the types of things that diversity is intended to accomplish; not divisiveness or special interests, but a group of people from difference backgrounds, with different world views, putting their differences aside to serve everyone who lives or works in Renton.
Jami’s experience in IT consulting, which is similar to my own, makes her a responsive and respectful team player, an effective communicator and someone who is not afraid to be held accountable and to hold others accountable in return.
This is why so many Renton council members, the mayor and a long list of Renton community leaders across the political spectrum are supporting Jami. She is approachable, open-minded and trustworthy.
I want Jamian Smith on my team because as much as I admire passion, I respect professionalism. She is the best choice for Council Position 6 and for the future of Renton.
Carol Ann Witschi Renton