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Council Position 3

Hira Singh Bhullar

Hira Singh Bhullar

11727 SE 248th PL

Kent, WA 98030

(253) 656-0012

Education: Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science & Engineering)
Occupation: Senior Software Engineer, Starbucks Coffee Company

I'm proud to call Kent home, and I'm passionate about making Kent an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. 

With 23 years of professional experience in industries spanning manufacturing, logistics, sales and education, I volunteer my skills on the boards of Kent Youth & Family Services, Kent YMCA, Kent Schools Foundation, Sunrise Rotary Club, and the King County Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy Advisory Board. 


Most of all, no matter what the challenge, I’m excited to apply my experience as a community leader to help make our city stronger for everyone. Kent needs to have good transportation infrastructure, be environmentally concerned, and continue efforts to reduce homelessness. Good fiscal management is a must, while continuing to invest in effective youth programs. Public safety is a high priority and using new technologies can improve services. Endorsed: 33rd/47th Democrats, Mona Das, Mia Gregerson, Maya Vengadasalam and more...

Sara Franklin

Sara Franklin

27102 105th Ave. SE

Kent, WA 98030

(206) 856-8098

Education: High School diploma
Occupation: Administrative Specialist - King County Government

You deserve a councilmember who will do their homework, show up, ask tough questions and serve as a watchdog for the residents of Kent.


As the wife of a veteran, a parent and grandparent, I know firsthand the challenges and opportunities that face Kent residents. I will work hard to improve the walkability in our neighborhoods, invest in our roads and sidewalks and meet the challenges of our future growth.


It is important that we invest in public safety, protect our open spaces and serve vulnerable populations in our community. But we must do it while balancing our budget and without major tax increases that will hurt our residents. I volunteer with KentHope, the Greater Kent Historical Society and the City's Cultural Communities Board. I'd like to continue my community service by being your voice at City Hall. I'd be honored to have your vote and support.

Les Thomas

Les Thomas

10321 SE 270th PL

Kent, WA 98030

(253) 854-3623

Education: BA in Marketing from UW and Master's in Bujsiness Administration (MBA)
Occupation: Retired Business owner and Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA)

It’s been my honor and privilege to serve on the Kent City Council for the past sixteen years and I look forward to serving our citizens for another four. Kent has seen many changes over the years as it has grown from a village; to a town and now is Washington State’s sixth largest city.


I’m proud of Kent’s many recent accomplishments including the YMCA which is under construction; expansion of Green River College; high paying job opportunities with the growth of companies like Blue Origin; and new projects like “Meet me on Meeker”.


Challenges facing our Council include traffic congestion; homelessness; and budget constraints while lessening the tax burden for all citizens. With your help and your vote, I pledge to continue listen to and serving you, the citizens of Kent. Other: US Army Veteran; Family: Married to Pauline (51 years) with four grown children and ten grandchildren

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