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City of Kenmore

Council Position No. 3

Josh Kurcinka

Josh Kurcinka

6242 NE 182ND ST


Education: MBA: University of Minnesota, B.A. Business, Honors Degree: Montana State University
Occupation: Global Business Development & Marketing Leader

I care deeply about Kenmore and believe we can work together to enhance the quality of life for everyone. I grew up in a household where both my parents worked for city and state governments and understand the importance of being connected to my community. Today, the Kenmore City Council is out of touch with its citizens on the issues of development and missing middle housing. If elected, I will ensure that the community's voice is heard.  I plan on creating an inclusive, thriving downtown with more places to shop, eat and play, without sacrificing the wonderful neighborhoods that brought us to Kenmore in the first place. I will also work to protect our environment, enhance parks and ensure affordable living options for everyone. 


I am endorsed by community business leaders and councilman Joe Marshall for my forward thinking and fiscal responsibility. I humbly ask for your vote.

Valerie Sasson

Valerie Sasson

15915 81ST PL NE


(206) 406-8787

Education: Bachelor of Arts Brown University, Graduate Seattle Midwifery School
Occupation: Midwife/co-owner Puget Sound Birth Centers, Adjunct Faculty Bastyr University

My family has lived in Kenmore for 20 years and I served Puget Sound families for 23 years as a midwife, educator, business owner and policy-maker. I am a trusted advocate for the concerns of families and an experienced partner in creating data-driven, community solutions.

I am running for open Position 3 to ensure that our Council remains responsive, proactive, fiscally responsible and committed to advancing social and environmental justice in service to all residents of our growing city.

It is rewarding to meet with neighbors of all ages and interests and hear what matters to you. I commit to working for accessible housing options, reliable public transportation, an expanded walkable town center, safe neighborhoods, parks and sidewalks. Endorsements include 1st Legislative District Democrats, King County Democrats, King County Young Democrats, National Women’s Political Caucus, State Senator Derek Stanford, Representative Davina Duerr, among many others. We are in this together.

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