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Council Position 7

Awale A. Farah

Awale A. Farah

P.O.Box 5698

Kent, WA 98064

(253) 266-5905

Education: BS, Computer Science. Currently pursuing Master/PhD in Innovative Leadership
Occupation: Small businesses owner and Telecommunications Engineer (retired)

Mentoring youth many years and organizing soccer tournament has made me passionate about the future of Kent. I am a longtime resident of Kent and my family has thrived in our city. I want to return the favor. All of my four children have graduated from Kent public schools.


With your support, I will continue to serve Kent on city council.


“I will prioritize economic development, transportation, public safety, and affordable housing.” My service includes: Board member of Children’s Therapy Center, mentor in the Kent School District, and a volunteer with Living Well Kent. Experience: I have 20 years of engineering experience at Boeing and AT&T managing teams of 50 employees with a $250 million budget. Endorsements: 47th & 33rd LD Democrats, MLK Labor, Teamsters 117, SEIU6, LiUNA 242, State Senator Mona Das, Kent Councilmembers Dennis Higgins and Satwinder Kaur, Tukwila Councilmember Zak Idan

Barry Fudenski

Barry Fudenski

10605 SE 240th St #512

Kent, WA 98031

(425) 919-3835

Education: AA’s: Information Systems, Bellevue College; Computer Programming, San Antonio College; Logistic Management, U.S. Air Force.
Occupation: Contact Representative, Federal Government, Seattle, WA

As a rookie politician, with a lifetime of public service my life’s path now leads me to the logical decision of running for city council. My next role in serving the American public.


I served in the Air Force for 20 years. Since 2007 I’ve serviced two tours in the IRS, plus 13 month supporting U.S.. Coast Guard operations. My core values are “Integrity first, Excellence in all I do, Service before self.”


My vision for Kent’s government is one supporting, encouraging, and actively perusing policies increasing living standards for all. I support the council’s decision limiting new warehouse size to pursue an agenda making Kent more of an aerospace center, verses, the current warehouse centered approach. Key issues I want to address: increasing public transportation to Seattle/Tacoma, supporting programs assisting homelessness, elderly, veterans, plus fair and equitable taxing of homeowners, and business. Your Vote Counts! “Barry For Kent”.

Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson

P.O. Box 60101

Renton, WA 98058

Education: Master’s of Science Information Assurance, Norwich University; Bachelor’s of Science Information Technology, University of Phoenix
Occupation: Information Security Professional

My name is Ron Johnson, I ask for the opportunity to represent you on the Kent City Council.


I wake up every day grateful to share this community with you. I live in your neighborhood, enjoy the same local parks/ trails and raise two great kids that attend Kent public schools. Kent is an amazing place to raise a family.


For over a decade I have been invested in the success of our community. I believe we can sustain our unprecedented prosperity by encouraging increased community involvement, adopting good ideas without regards of the source and practicing all-inclusive leadership. If elected to serve as your voice, I will work with the Mayor and City Council to keep property taxes low, manage a prioritized budget and promote services that reflect the values of our community. Furthermore, I pledge to honor your vote by working with dedication and commitment. Thanks for voting!

Zandria Michaud

Zandria Michaud

12653 SE 276th Pl

Kent, WA 98030

(360) 292-0470

Education: Bachelor’s in American Studies, Minor in Politics, Summa Cum Laude, University of Washington, Tacoma
Occupation: Community Volunteer

As a long-time resident, community volunteer, leader, mother, and police officer’s spouse, I understand the challenges our city faces. The people of Kent deserve clean, beautiful parks and a safe and vibrant community. Crime prevention means not only investing in our police but also in our youth and creating a clear homelessness strategy. I will work to enhance Kent’s livability.


I’ve lived in Kent most of my life, growing up in a working-class family in the Panther Lake area and graduating from Kentwood HS. After serving in the Army, I moved back to Kent because I care about the people here and wanted to make a difference.


I am dedicated to putting in the time and effort to thoroughly understand the full impacts of decisions before voting on them. We need someone on the council who can think critically about the future impacts of policy and I am that person.

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