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Council Position 6

Ruth Perez

Ruth Perez

PO Box 58364

Renton, WA 98058

(253) 859-2845

Education: Master's Degree in Business Administration, Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Science.
Occupation: Renton City Councilmember and Senior Vice President Checkerboard Consulting Services.

Two years ago, I was honored to be elected as your Councilmember. With over 30 years of business experience working with major corporations, local and state government, and as a community leader, I was ready to get to work to make the city we love an even better place to live. Now, my commitment remains unchanged.


Public Safety: Provide resources for police to keep our neighborhoods safe.


Reduce Traffic: Continue fighting to secure funding from regional partners. Transportation is critical to our economy.


Education: Promote stronger partnership with our educational institutions.


Economic Development: Support smart growth while protecting the character of our neighborhoods.


Budget: Ensure fiscal responsibility and accountability.


Seniors: Promote quality services to our vulnerable populations.


Endorsed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Senator Bob Hasegawa, Representative Steve Bergquist, Councilmembers Don Persson and Marcie Palmer (former), Governor Gary Locke, Norma McQuiller, Renton Firefighters and more!


I appreciate your vote.


Jami Smith

Jami Smith

PO Box 1183

Renton, WA 98057

(425) 243-6057

Education: Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Tennessee State University, and Master of Business Administration, Vanderbilt University
Occupation: Senior Manager of Corporate Services, Allen Institute

Jami is a collaborative problem-solver. Jami owns a small business that specializes in increasing efficiency and gaining better outcomes for companies of all sizes. Jami will prepare Renton to take advantage of new opportunities to bring new industries and jobs to the City.


Jami will partner with schools, colleges, apprenticeships, and businesses to build the new Renton economy. She’ll work for affordable housing choices. She wants to ensure that your tax dollars are used efficiently. Jami serves on the Mayor’s Inclusion Task Force and on Renton’s Planning Commission. Jami is the best candidate for Renton families and communities. She is the leader we believe in.


Jami is proudly endorsed by Renton Mayor Denis Law, Council-members Ed Prince, Armondo Pavone, and Carol Ann Witschi, State Senator Lisa Wellman, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Marcie Maxwell. She received sole endorsements from the 5th, 37th, 11th, and 41st District Democrats.

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