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Council Position 7

Chad Harper

Chad Harper

21420 14th Ave S

Des Moines, WA 98198

(206) 841-0312

Education: B.A. Politics and Government, University of Puget Sound
Occupation: Legal Administration, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

After leading the Highline School Bond campaign, serving as a Highline Schools Foundation Trustee, and serving on the Des Moines Human Services Commission, I’m excited to continue my public service in this great community. Our city has so much unmet potential, and we can do better as city.


We have work to do to ensure our city government runs smoothly and efficiently. We need to make Des Moines a business-friendly city again, ensure all citizens have a voice in our city process, and respond effectively to the increase in crime in our community. First, we need to elect councilmembers who can deliver results. I’m hoping my record of results and support from law enforcement can help make that happen. I humbly ask for your vote.


Endorsed: Congressman Adam Smith, County Executive Dow Constantine, Sheriff John Urquardt, King County Labor Council, 33rd District Democrats, Reps. Tina Orwall, Mia Gregerson, and more.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney

21036 4th Ave S

Des Moines, WA 98198

(425) 941-0090

Education: University of Maryland AA, WSU
Occupation: Nordstrom Merchant

Des Moines needs a healthier business environment, revitalized downtown, improved public safety and an enhanced waterfront. Mature leaders who listen, weigh options, and make wise, informed decisions for a sustainable future will get us there. I am that leader, and would be honored to have your vote.


As a U.S. Army veteran, former Fire Commissioner, Des Moines Citizen’s Advisory Committee member and volunteer, I know what it means to serve. I have the life experiences required to serve our residents with honor and integrity.


I am a husband, father and grandfather dedicated to family, neighbors and friends. I am a successful businessman, motivator, and communicator who listens, connects, and brings people together. I’m passionate about this city!


Endorsed by six current Des Moines City Councilmembers, DM Police Guild, SKC Firefighters, and a large contingent of residents, I will listen, learn, and be accountable. Please vote Matt Mahoney for City Council.

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