Jami Smith is ‘an extremely well-qualified person’ | LETTER

I believe we need a change in Renton City Council Position No. 6 and that is why I am supporting Jami Smith.

Jami Smith is an extremely well-qualified person to serve on the city council. She is involved in our city as a member of the Renton planning commission. I have spoken with several of her commission colleagues and they say she is insightful, asks key questions, and works well with each of them. She is exceptionally keen at understanding and seeking solutions to city priorities including public safety, good jobs, economic development, housing, neighborhoods, education, parks and trails, transportation choices, and our quality of life. But most of all, she knows how to work well with others, how to be an effective advocate for things she believes in, and how to hold a position without being disagreeable. And – she is willing to do the work.

Renton Mayor Denis Law, Bellevue Mayor John Stokes, Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Deputy Executive Fred Jarrett, as well as former King County Executive Ron Sims agree and they too are endorsing Jami Smith.

There is plenty of room for different viewpoints among council members and we want strong people who bring their unique life experiences into consideration when crafting public policy. The contributions need to be constructive and that is why I’m voting for Jami Smith.

Robert M. Reeder

Renton

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