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City of Des Moines

Council Position No. 2

JC Harris

JC Harris

PO BOX 13094


(206) 878-0578

Education: BA Music Wayne State University, MS Computer Science University of Michigan
Occupation: Licensed Professional Engineer, Musician

Since 2020 it's been my honor to serve on your City Council. To get there I knocked on 6,000+ doors because Des Moines is at a turning point, including the largest public spending in history at the Marina, Pacific Highway, Redondo, SR-509, and a huge expansion of Sea-Tac Airport. Back then residents had almost no voice in those decisions. So I’ve worked hard to improve transparency, accountability, and above all, give you a voice.


Together, we’ve accomplished some good things. We’ve also been able to stop some very bad ideas like a Hotel in the Marina Parking Lot. Together, through better oversight, we made a difference.


So I humbly ask to continue to be your voice. Together we can (finally) make real improvements in public safety, retail business, housing costs, parks and programs for kids and seniors, public outreach, customer service, and reducing the noise and pollution from the airport.

Rob Back

Rob Back

23840 16TH LN S


(206) 824-8401

Education: B.S. Business Administration, Griffin College, 1990; Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership, Association of WA Cities
Occupation: 35 years Maintenance Contractor and Property Manager

While I served on the Des Moines City Council, our city was facing bankruptcy. In response, we worked hard together alongside a new City Manager and a restructured City Administration, to bring our city into financial health, and set the stage for economic success. That's why the Des Moines Police Guild and local business owners are supporting my campaign.


I believe Des Moines would benefit from my respectful, collaborative dedication. With an uncompromising and independent approach to policymaking, I promise to bring honest deliberation to issues that matter most, including public safety, marina redevelopment, airport impacts, economic development, and transportation.


Your vote for me would bring four years of council experience to the table, and work to move Des Moines forward. I will listen to what residents have to say and encourage meaningful and transparent communication between our community and our city government. Thank you for your vote of confidence.

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