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City of Des Moines

Council Position 5

Harry Steinmetz

Harry Steinmetz

917 S, 258th Place

Des Moines, WA 98198

(206) 387-1333

Education: J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law; B.A. from San Diego State University
Occupation: J&S Law Group attorney; Former Senior Health Care Advocate

Des Moines has many assets we all can enjoy and build on. I’m running for City Council Position Five to be your advocate and to expand and enrich those assets.


We have a spectacular marina that can become a focal point in our community. Bringing in new restaurants, shops, and additional parking can make the marina a destination for everyone while bringing in new revenue and jobs to our city.


For too long the city has lived with the threat of receivership by the State Auditor’s office. Development of the city needs to focus on creating sustainable revenue streams and budget accordingly to support parks and police.


Our city government must operate with transparency. Everyone should have a seat at the table to ensure your concerns are addressed. We can provide safety and security for all our citizens and make sure development has a positive impact for all.

Traci Buxton

Traci Buxton

P O Box 13002

Des Moines, WA 98198

(206) 251-2719

Education: Northwest University, BA Behavioral Science, Magna Cum Laude
Occupation: Licensed, Bonded Contractor, Real Estate investor, former mental health professional

In Des Moines we need strong and knowledgeable leadership in working to create a thriving business community, safe and diverse neighborhoods, and a beautiful waterfront destination.


Traci is that leader!


Traci has lived in Des Moines for 35 years; married, raised her family, cheered on sidelines, volunteered at school and in the community, planted over 1,000 trees, and supported hundreds of young people!


As a successful real estate investor and contractor, Traci embraces fiscal responsibility, understands the challenges small businesses face, and welcomes streamlined permitting and friendly developing strategies.


As a former Mental Health professional who has worked with youth, families and the recovery community, Traci also understands the challenges of educating neighborhoods, upholding our public servants, and inspiring a diverse population to collaborate.


With additional experience in security, office management, insurance, property management and education, Traci brings an assortment of strengths to offer our City!


Elect Traci Buxton!

Patricio Mendoza

Patricio Mendoza

22307 Marine View Dr. S.

Des Moines, WA 98198

(253) 293-7043

Education: BEDC Business Certificate, University of Washington Foster School of Business
Occupation: Business Owner at EC Computer

I'm Patricio. I’m a hardworking, non-political family man and entrepreneur who immigrated to Des Moines from Chile in 1991. As the owner of a successful computer technology business, I have been volunteering with small business and government relations for the past 25 years. I am a passionate advocate for the City of Des Moines, small business, and supportive of building cultural relationships.


As a board member of 4Culture and member of the Rotary Club, my passion is serving the community I love. I want to help Des Moines be a safe and healthy haven for families and businesses.


Building our economic base is key to our success. With prosperity more resources become available for the police, public works, parks, etc. which all support a better place to live.


Safety, family, and prosperity for Des Moines is what we can achieve if we work together. Choose Patricio Mendoza for City Council.


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