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Council Position 6

Carl Eshelman

Carl Eshelman

14201 SE Petrovitsky Rd, Suite A3-232

Renton, WA 98058

(425) 291-7278

Education: No education submitted
Occupation: Sytems Engineer, Cisco

Renton is a wonderfully diverse city with a bright future and amazing opportunities. But there is a lot of work to do as well. To continue improving the quality of life of the people who live and work in Renton we need to lower our crime rates, improve our school system, enhance our infrastructure, continue to revitalize downtown, and make smart investments in parks and recreational facilities. This all needs to be accomplished without losing track of fiscal responsibility.


To help facilitate these goals, my priorities include encouraging economic growth, education, protecting the environment, ensuring a safe community, and using your tax dollars responsibly.


I have spent the last 30+ years in private industry learning fiscal responsibility, building consensus, and solving tough problems. With your vote I can use this experience to help create solutions that will make Renton an even better place to live and work.

Ruth Perez

Ruth Perez

PO Box 58364

Renton, WA 98058

(253) 859-2845

Education: Master's Degree in Business Administration, Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Science.
Occupation: Renton City Councilmember and Senior Vice President, Checkerboard Consulting Services.

Two years ago, I was honored to be elected as your City Councilmember. With over 30 years of business experience working in large international companies, local and state government, and as a business entrepreneur, I was ready to get to work to make the city I love an even better place to live. Now, my commitment remains unchanged.


Public Safety: Provide resources for police to keep our neighborhoods safe.


Reduce Traffic: Transportation is critical to our community’s economy. As chair of the Transportation Committee, I will continue fighting to secure funding from regional partners.


Economic Development: Promote smart growth while protecting the character of our neighborhoods.


Support Services: Continue to provide quality services to our seniors, youth, and vulnerable populations.


Endorsed by our Renton Firefighters; Councilmembers Don Persson and Marcie Palmer (former), Representative Steve Bergquist; Senators Bob Hasegawa and Margarita Prentice (former), Norma McQuiller and more.


I appreciate your vote!


Jami Smith

Jami Smith

PO Box 1183

Renton, WA 98057

(425) 243-6057

Education: Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Tennessee State University
Occupation: Senior Manager of Corporate Services at the Allen Institute

Jami is a collaborative problem-solver. Jami owns a small business that specializes in increasing efficiency and gaining better outcomes for companies of all sizes. Jami will prepare Renton to take advantage of new opportunities to bring new industries and jobs to the City.


Jami will partner with schools, colleges, apprenticeships, and businesses to build the new Renton economy. She’ll work for affordable housing choices. She wants to ensure that your tax dollars are used efficiently. Jami serves on the Mayor’s Inclusion Task Force and on Renton’s Planning Commission. Jami is the best candidate for Renton families and communities. She is the leader we believe in.


Jami is proudly endorsed by Renton Mayor Denis Law, Council-members Ed Prince, Armondo Pavone, and Carol Ann Witschi, State Senator Lisa Wellman, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Marcie Maxwell. She received sole endorsements from the 5th, 37th, and 41st District Democrats.

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