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City of Kent

Council Position 4

Toni Troutner

Toni Troutner

22825 96th PL S

Kent, WA 98031

(253) 951-7765

Education: Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University
Occupation: Market Research Analyst

As your councilwoman, I will bring ‘new ideas and a fresh approach’ to the council. My connections with Kent city government, local PTAs and faith communities, have given me experience in building partnerships and working with diverse groups in our community.


My husband and I have raised our family in Kent. I will work to keep our city a great place to raise families by promoting healthy communities and working to maintain our parks programs, ensuring public safety, and by improving our roads and sidewalks.


My volunteer service at the Severe Weather Shelter, on the Kent Drug Free Coalition, Kent Downtown Partnership Board, Civil Service Commission, and PTA Committees has taught me about balancing budgets and working together with colleagues to reach a common goal: to continue making Kent a great place to live. I am endorsed by police officers, fire fighters, council members, union members, and community members.

Tye Whitfield

Tye Whitfield

PO Box 6305

Kent, WA 98030

(253) 561-5205

Education: Human Services degree and an Entrepreneurship certificate from Highline Community College
Occupation: Small business owner, Non-Profit director, Community Advocate

The politics of politics simply isn’t working for our community. We need a community-driven government where everyone has a seat at the table and a voice in our city’s decisions.


As our community grows, we need to make sure everyone can afford to live and work here and make a living wage. For those experiencing homelessness, we need to have shelter and services available.  Our seniors deserve to feel safe in the homes and neighborhoods they’ve built and lived in for decades. Economic growth in our city by supporting local small businesses.


In addition, I will work to empower our youth and provide opportunities to transition from our high school system to quality jobs, apprenticeship programs, and colleges.


Endorsed by Mayor Suzette Cooke, Councilmembers Tina Budell and Brenda Fincher, King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, King County Labor Council, former interim Police Chief Harry Bailey, Faith Base Communities and much more.

Ronald Johnson

Ronald Johnson

PO Box 58922

Renton, Wa 98058

(425) 243-3276

Education: Master’s of Science in Information Assurance, Norwich University; Bachelor’s in Information Technology, University of Phoenix.
Occupation: Medical Device Product Information Security Officer.

My name is Ronald Johnson, I ask for the opportunity to represent you on the Kent City Council. I wake up every day grateful to share this community with you. I live in your neighborhood, enjoy the same local parks/ trails and raise three great kids that attend Kent public schools.


Kent is an amazing place to raise a family. For over a decade I have been invested in the success of our community. I believe we can sustain our unprecedented prosperity by encouraging increased community involvement, adopting good ideas without regards of the source and practicing all-inclusive leadership.


If elected to serve as your voice, I will work with the Mayor and City Council to keep property taxes low, manage a prioritized budget and promote services that reflect the values of our community.


Furthermore, I pledge to honor your vote by working with dedication and commitment. Thanks for voting!

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