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Soos Creek Water & Sewer District

Commissioner Position 2

Alan Eades

Alan Eades

22828 SE Lake Wilderness Dr

Maple Valley, WA 98038

(425) 433-1079

Education: Associate in Arts Degree; Water Distribution Manager Certification; Wastewater Collection Systems Certification; numerous additional certifications
Occupation: Semi-retired; former Operations Manager, Soos Creek Water and Sewer District.

Alan is a lifelong resident of Washington and has lived within the Soos Creek District since year 2000. He and Kathy have been married for 35 years and have two children.


Alan has 26 years of experience as a Soos Creek Water and Sewer District employee, the last 14 years as the Operations Manager. He has extensive knowledge and experience in both the water and sewer sides of the utility industry.


As Operations Manager, his responsibilities included ensuring safe and clean water was delivered to Soos Creek customers and sewage was properly conveyed and discharged. He ensured your money as ratepayer was spent wisely by finding improved ways of managing the District’s resources and implementing numerous projects to help the District reduce waste and increase efficiency.


As commissioner, Alan will bring his background and professional expertise to aid the Board in making informed decisions. With each decision, the needs of the District will be carefully considered and balanced with the impact on ratepayers and the environment.


Alan is committed to ensuring water quality and safety, system reliability, and customer service for the people in the District. Alan looks forward to serving the public as commissioner and would appreciate your vote.

Merle Reeder

Merle Reeder

12845 SE Kent Kangley Rd

Kent, WA 98030

(206) 786-3225

Education: AA Degree, Shoreline Community College
Occupation: Project Manager/Salesman & Real Estate Broker

I am honored to have been appointed as a Soos Creek Water & Sewer Commissioner and seek to retain the position.


My background is in the private sector, all related to the building industry. I was a superintendent in the residential and commercial markets prior to owning my own successful general contracting business for 30 years with up to 35 employees.


I continue to work in the industry as a project manager/salesman for Northwest Roof Service in Kent working with homeowners, property managers, commercial business owners and investors. I also hold a real estate broker’s license, assisting my wife Marti Reeder, Managing Broker of “Team Marti” with John L. Scott.


I believe I provide a fresh perspective to this position and will strive to utilize my background and experience in helping the district provide reliable, high quality water and sewer services to customers in an efficient and cost effective manner.


Micah Steinhauer

Micah Steinhauer

19912 97th Ave S

Renton, WA 98055

(206) 605-0998

Education: No education submitted
Occupation: Lab technician/Operator

With the recent, unfortunate loss of commissioner Larry West, we must ensure good, effective leadership for the Soos Creek Water and Sewer District.  I bring a unique set of skills to this commission which will benefit you and your family.


I have over 27 years of experience in the wastewater industry and have achieved the highest certification in this industry (Group IV) from Washington State.  Working in nearly every facet of treatment/service for the last 27 years gives me an beneficial first hand knowledge that my opponent won't have.  This experience will allow me to make sound and educated decisions when it comes to Soos Creek Water and Sewer District concerns.  My experience in this industry makes me uniquely positioned to help keep operations efficient and your rates low.


Maintaining a high quality safe drinking water and proper wastewater service and low rates is my pledge to you as your Soos Creek Water and Sewer District commissioner.  I am asking for your vote so I can use my 27 years of experience to help keep your water and sewer rates as low as possible. Please vote Micah Steinhauer for Soos Creek Water and Sewer commissioner position #2.

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