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Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District

Commissioner Position 5

Ivan Cockrum

Ivan Cockrum

16127 45th Ave S

Tukwila, WA 98188

(206) 818-2495

Education: Hunter College, The City University of New York
Occupation: Internet Developer

I spent my childhood summers swimming in community pools in my home town of New York City, a city built by generations of immigrants.  I believe that public pools are among the greatest gems any community can have.  I also believe that community pools should be a safe, welcoming, and healthy place for all.  I'm running for this seat to help our pool continue to operate effectively and serve the needs of our entire community.  Though this is my first time running for office, I believe I have useful experience to offer, as I spent most of ten years managing fundraising festivals for a Seattle nonprofit arts group, and also served on its board.  Whether or not I win this seat, I look forward to many years of participating with the Tukwila Pool, its staff, and its members.  Thank you for considering me for this position.

Aaron Shipman

Aaron Shipman

4623 S. 146th St.

Tukwila, WA 98168

(360) 789-2652

Education: Associates Degree, South Puget Sound Community College
Occupation: Electrician

After moving to Tukwila six years ago, my wife and I were excited about having a pool so close to our new home.  As a new father, I was enthusiastic to share my love of swimming and aquatics with my child.


In High school, I was on swim team, worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor.  After high school, I continued lifeguarding and upon receiving my Water Safety Instructor Certification I took over the swim lesson program increasing the revenue by a third.


Wanting to help our local pool succeed, I joined the Tukwila Pool Advisory Committee in which I am the current chair. I have also been on the hiring committee for the new Aquatics Manager and District Administrator. I actively volunteer at the Saturday events.


If elected I would like to bring my practical knowledge of pool safety and operations to better the policies of the district.


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