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 election? Are they open and respectful of people’s diverse opinions, especially when they are different from their own?

Can the candidate engage and collaborate with the citizens and administrators of our city? This is important because diversity and collaboration are key to working together to find the best solutions for the future of our city.

Do they have the knowledge, skills and attributes to represent the people? Do they appreciate our history and have a vision for our future? Are they willing to do the work that needs to be done for you and me?

When I consider all these and other factors, my vote is for Armondo Pavone for Position 2. Based on my experience working with council on safety concerns, and coordinating the Public Safety Walk and Town Hall Meeting last fall, he has been highly engaged with our neighborhood, invests the time to understand issues, and is always open to diverse perspectives. He is focused on public safety, understands the role of city government, values our citizens, collaborates to find the best solutions, and is always willing to listen and learn what’s important to local residents.

Armondo is the best candidate for you and me — for the future of Renton.

Kathleen Booher

Renton




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@rentonreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.rentonreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Opinion

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Points of contention on police inquests in King County

Inquests frequently unfold against a backdrop of sadness and drama: Family members’… Continue reading

Armondo Pavone is the Mayor of Renton.
Renton needs a defined timetable for homeless shelter | Guest editorial

By Armondo Pavone and Ruth Pérez, Special to the Renton Reporter The… Continue reading

Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Wear your face-hugging, ever-loving mask | Editorial

“Don’t make me come down there.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo,… Continue reading

Valley police chiefs of King County release unified message in response to death of George Floyd

Police chiefs of Des Moines, Tukwila, Renton, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, Algona, Pacific, Black Diamond and the Port of Seattle pledge to stand with communities.

Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial

When enjoying the great outdoors, continue to socially distance and be aware of how else COVID-19 has changed our world.

KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons

KCLS has expanding its online resources so patrons can continue to learn, build skills, stay entertained and remain mentally and physically active amid the pandemic.

Ardra Arwin.
‘Let’s not go out and play!’

A poem by Renton resident Ardra Arwin, age 8

How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Asians and Asian Americans have been targeted.

Opinion: Public deserves honest information on sex education

The Washington comprehensive sex education bill passed in the Senate on March 7.

Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo
Thank you grocery store clerks

Recognizing the sacrifices of our unsung essential workforce.

Catch each other during this fall

How we can use the quarantine to reflect on necessary social changes

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

By Patrick Grubb, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Governor Jay Inslee has been… Continue reading