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Public Hospital District No. 1

Commissioner District No. 2

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Reyna Maria Kaut

14201 SE PETROVITSKY RD # A3-219

RENTON, WA 98058

(206) 973-6297


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Jim Griggs

Jim Griggs

23607 137TH AVE SE

KENT, WA 98042

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Accounting Major, University of Washington
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant, Licensed Washington State; Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2019; having gained the confidence of my fellow commissioners I am currently President of the Board of Commissioners, I also Chair the Finance & Audit Committee.

Re-Elect me as your Hospital Commissioner. I promise to continue making informed decisions based on facts and data. Any decision I make will be in the best interest of our Valley community.

I’ll ensure Valley provides high quality, affordable health care to the Valley Community while remaining financially viable.

I’ll fight to ensure control of Valley remains local, through the elected Commissioners.  You and I pay taxes to Valley.  I’ll ensure our tax dollars are spent here, in the district, to benefit our community residents.

My leadership and management skills developed over 34 years with the Washington State Auditor’s Office, plus my 30 years (active & reserve) military service make me the most uniquely qualified candidate to provide the oversight and leadership needed to ensure Valley is accountable to the citizens. I’ll be your watchdog, like I was for the State Auditors’ Office.  I’ll be your eyes and ears to provide the management oversight needed to ensure Valley is managed and operated as efficiently and effectively as possible while providing high quality healthcare to our community. My family have lived in the district for over 30 years, my daughter was born at Valley and my family doctors are at Valley.  Valley is an important community resource; we need to protect and ensure it benefits our community- the community that supports it with our tax dollars. I’ve served the nation in the military, including a tour of duty in Iraq, I’ve served the State as an Auditor, let me continue serving you as your elected Hospital Commissioner. Re-Elect me as your representative to the Valley Board of Commissioners.

Dustin Lambro

Dustin Lambro

102 S 49TH PL # B

RENTON, WA 98055

Education: Bachelor's in Politics, Whitman College; extensive training/certification in mediation and negotiations
Occupation: Workers’ rights advocate, community leader; President, King County Labor Council

My family has lived in the Renton area since the 1890s, where I grew up and graduated from Liberty High School.  I now own a home in the Talbot Hill neighborhood just south of Valley Medical Center and I am active in my homeowner’s association.


Hospital Commissioners, who are elected by voters, no longer have final oversight on issues like patient care, staffing, taxes, and budgets at OUR hospital.  Instead, Trustees hand-picked by UW Medicine are in control.  As someone who has fought to make government at every level more accountable and transparent, and as a taxpayer like you in this public hospital district, I find this situation to be unacceptable. Commissioners elected by voters should have the final say on issues that impact our hospital and our community.


I was not looking to run for office this year, but I felt a deep obligation to step forward and use the skills I have learned in advancing public policy to help restore a voice for our community in the governance of Valley. 


I am proud to be the only candidate endorsed by the King County Democrats, as well as leaders who know my work like Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Congressman Adam Smith, Kent Mayor Dana Ralph, and many others.  Most importantly, I am proud to be endorsed by the nurses and other Valley health care professionals who are members of SEIU 1199NW.  I will always give top consideration to the needs of front-line health care workers at Valley because they know their patients best.


I will hold UW Medicine and the management of Valley accountable to providing the best patient care possible because our community deserves nothing less.  I am prepared to get to work on day one, and I humbly ask for your vote.

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