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City of Maple Valley

Council Position 6

Dana C. Parnello

Dana C. Parnello

23003 SE 238th Street

Maple Valley, WA 98038

(206) 484-6065

Education: BS: Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning, UC Davis and Masters Degree: Recreation Administration, UNC-Greeley

My family moved to Maple Valley in 2003 for the schools and small-town community feel. Since then, a string of awards (Safest/Best place to live/raise kids, home ownership, schools) led to 10,000 additional neighbors coming to town. We must continue to balance the benefits and challenges that come with popularity.


During my time in leadership, our city has invested in new/improved roads, infrastructure, local parks and health services while staying under budget and with no added taxes.


Our commitment to improving the traffic situation continues, with regular traffic engineering assessments and changes, plus persistent lobbying of our state/federal agencies to increase funding for better roads.


Help me continue working toward a walkable and driveable community with a variety of gathering places for everyone. Let’s keep Maple Valley #1 in public safety, well-being, and economic vitality. Vote Dana Parnello for the best long-term interests of all 25,000 of our neighbors.

Richard Axtell

Richard Axtell

22625 SE 281ST ST


(360) 772-9552

Education: Graduate Certificate Homeland Security, Texas A&M University; Masters of Management/Public Administration, University of Phoenix
Occupation: President and CEO of APEMS Solutions LLC

Leadership is value driven, not simply gained by position. When asked about what makes our community distinct from Covington or Black Diamond, often there is no answer. It’s my turn to make the right choices, which means it is time for real leadership.


I am that leader.


I am an immigrant, having come from England. I have served this great country through the Marines, the Army, and also in law enforcement. I have founded non-profits, including programs to help homeless and needy veterans and their families. I developed funding vehicles for new programs helping communities in Oregon and Washington. My family is heavily involved with the community, with myself becoming a member of Maple Valley’s VFW; my wife and children becoming involved with Tahoma High School’s Robotics Program; and more importantly, serving as a Planning Commissioner for the city.


I want to make Maple Valley the best of the best.

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