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Council Position 3

Valerie O'Halloran

Valerie O'Halloran

PO Box 2236

Renton, WA 98056

(425) 495-5795

Education: Berkeley, CA High School Graduate; Contra Costa Community College
Occupation: Thirty years of accounting, financial analysis, systems and process improvement.

Renton needs a Councilmember who will bring bold ideas and thoughtful solutions to the table. My business career and community volunteerism centered on individual and organizational financial stability and operational success. I am running for City Council to apply my knowledge and team approach so Renton remains a great place to live, work, play, and learn.


Priorities: Live – Affordable housing options in safe neighborhoods. Taking climate action at the municipal level. Partnering regionally on homelessness. Celebrating diversity and community. A vibrant downtown. Work – Economic opportunities for jobs creation. Addressing traffic and transit challenges. Play – Protecting the budget for accessible parks, trails and recreation centers. Learn – Supporting strong partnerships with schools and learners of all ages.


Thank you for your vote! Endorsements include: Renton Councilmembers McIrvin, Prince and Witschi, the 5th, 11th, 37th and 41st District Democrats, WA Public Lands Commissioner Franz and more on my website.

Max J. Heller, III

Max J. Heller, III

505 Whitworth Ave S

Renton, WA 98057

(425) 306-0069

Education: High School Graduate 1997
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Allegiant Airlines Ground service agent

Personal : Married to my husband of 7 years, Jeremy. 10 year resident of Renton; Small business owner and part time airline employee.


Qualifications / Experience : 2 term elected Democratic PCO; State legislature candidate 2006; Volunteer John Kerry for president; Volunteer Hillary Clinton for president; Active in our community and advocate for the homeless.


I stand for Better Jobs, a living wage, rent control and affordable housing; Finding a real solution to our homelessness and increasing crime and drug epidemic; Term limits of our elected officials,  politicians should not make a career living off the tax payers; I believe in true economic growth and prosperity that touches all the members of our community; Together we can be the change we want to see and together we can can make  a difference . I will get the job done and set an agenda that can be accomplished within my term.

Linda M. Smith

Linda M. Smith

P O Box 3266

Renton, WA 98056

(425) 221-1504

Education: BA, Master Divinity, Doctorate: Transformational Leadership, Candidate for Doctorate in Prophetic Leadership
Occupation: Retired Government Employee; Personal Coach & Consultant, Volunteer

The citizens of Renton deserve a leader that is proactive, who care about and advocate on their behalf. I am that leader who will be the voice in the community and boots on the ground for change working to eradicate  barriers so that the citizens can enjoy the best life possible.         I have  been a resident of Renton for over 35 years.


I have made a difference in the community by serving through volunteerism, actively working with civic and public officials, human services, social organizations and faith communities to bring about positive change. Our future is rooted in relationships and community. 


As a city council member, I will work to continue the positive impact for all in Renton. My top priorities are: Affordable Housing, Homelessness; Diversity and Inclusion, Job Development, Sustainability and Equitability, and Public Safety. I humbly ask for your vote. Thank you for voting for me!

James Alberson

James Alberson

PO Box 2865

Renton, WA 98056

(425) 269-3750

Education: BS in Computer Technology - Purdue University; MBA with Marketing Concentration - Purdue University
Occupation: Business Owner, Top Tier Training and Development (Sandler Training)

I believe it is time to bring a very genuine, pragmatic, and common-sense approach to societal challenges and opportunities.  Having served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Renton Chamber of Commerce for the past three years, I’m optimistic about Renton’s future.  However, it is important that we be very proactive regarding the various challenges that are on the horizon. 


My priority is to ensure that as Renton grows, we foster the right kind of growth that positively impacts the city and the individuals and families that live here. Good growth must include adequate levels of affordable housing, create an environment that attracts quality businesses and high paying jobs, focus on inclusion and opportunities for all Renton citizens, and maintain safety for all -- especially protecting seniors and other vulnerable populations.


I ask for your vote to be a voice that helps shape the future of Renton.

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