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Council Position 2

Jennifer Harjehausen

Jennifer Harjehausen

27177 185th Ave SE, Ste 111-189

Covington, WA 98042

(253) 245-9525

Education: Marine Biology and Molecular, Cellular & Development Biology from UC – Santa Cruz with Honors
Occupation: Senior Project Manager at Pacific Biomarkers for 15 years

Jennifer has been a resident of Covington since 2004. She lives here with her husband and children, who attend public schools in Kent School District. Jennifer is a seasoned community volunteer and has served in many leadership positions on the boards of local PTAs and other non-profits, has served on the Citizen’s Budget Review Committee and Family Engagement Task Force for Kent School District, has served as Chair of the City’s Parks & Recreation Priority Advisory Committee and serves on the City of Covington’s Arts Commission. In addition, Jennifer enjoys volunteering her time and skills to support her children’s sport groups, church activities, and various community organizations and causes.


Jennifer is passionate about community engagement and is excited to bring her integrity and critical thinking skills to the Council.


Endorsed by State Senator Joe Fain and State Representative Pat Sullivan

Paul Selland

Paul Selland

26931 204th Ave SE

Covington, WA 98042

(253) 277-4459

Education: Kent-Meridian High School, GRCC, University of Washington, Bachelor's Degree in Economics
Occupation: Semi-Retired Entrepreneur, Fleet Service Manager, Property Manager, Writer

Both former Teamster and employer, neither partisan or ideologue, my diverse background will bring balance and pragmatism to the Council.  Tax revenues are up 43% since 2009, and our Council is raising taxes, binge spending and obligating uncertain future revenues.  As in 2010, payments won't stop when revenues fall, and your taxes will be targeted again.  I don't want to break the budget, just tap the brakes.  My opponent voted to scrub the word tax from tax proposals, supported the botched $3000 no-bid skate park mural, $18,000 art tax expenditure, 15% artist kickback, and is endorsed by the Council that taxed your license tabs after voters rejected a sales tax increase for the Transportation Benefit District.  I won't.  I'll propose a smaller 5 seat City Council elected in even years when up to 80% vote, spending caps, larger budget reserves, no RTA, no B&O tax, and I won't seek reelection.

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