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Council Position 6

Brenda Fincher

Brenda Fincher

327 2nd Ave S

Kent, WA 98032

(253) 946-8288

Education: Associate of Arts Degree, Riverside Community College; Scripture and Leadership Training Certificate, Seattle University
Occupation: Kent City Council Member; Parish Administrator, Holy Spirit Parish

I'm working to make sure every Kent resident feels safe and has the opportunity to thrive.


Keeping Kent affordable is a priority. I voted against raising your taxes and funded parks by using our money more efficiently. I've worked to proactively manage growth to keep rents from skyrocketing like we've seen in other cities.


I'm the only candidate in this race who has consistently shown up for votes and voters. I'm accessible and accountable to everyone. You've seen me in our neighborhoods, events and meetings almost every day - and not just in election years. 


​Diversity - in all forms - strengthens us. Every Kent resident should feel welcome and respected. ​


I unite people and get results. I'm supported by leaders in both parties, our mayor, fellow councilmembers, business owners, neighborhood leaders, police officers, firefighters and our sheriff.


It’s an honor to serve you. I ask for your vote.

Russell L. Hanscom

Russell L. Hanscom

9523 S. 237th Place

Kent, WA 98031

(253) 859-9567

Education: Bachelor of Science, Walla Walla College Master of Health Administration, University of Washington
Occupation: Executive Director, Elder Services, Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Frankly, I'm not really sure I want this job. The pay is crummy, it takes time away from my family, and it's pretty thankless a lot of the time.


However, my lack of enthusiasm does not diminish my competence or honesty.


I'm writing this statement on August 4 and I'm right in the middle of starting a business. If the business takes off like it's supposed to, between now and November, I sincerely doubt I'll have enough time to be an effective representative for your concerns.


I honestly don't know what else to say. This is the reality I'm facing today.


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