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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

Zandria Michaud

Zandria Michaud

12653 SE 276th Pl

Kent, WA 98030

(360) 292-0470

Education: B.A. in American Studies, Minor in Politics, UW, summa cum laude; Kentwood High School
Occupation: Community Volunteer; Kent Parks and Recreation Commissioner; Army Veteran

As a longtime resident, volunteer, mother, veteran, police officer spouse, and former KSD employee, I have a strong grasp on Kent’s challenges and have a proven record of advocating for our city’s residents. After recent gun violence in my neighborhood, I worked with city leaders and residents to address public safety concerns. I also urged councilmembers to stop the sale of Pine Tree Park and increase transparency surrounding the sale of public lands.


As your councilmember, I will advocate for you by prioritizing: Public Safety: Emphasizing community policing, ensuring officers are in our neighborhoods and parks, talking with residents, and tackling property and violent crime. Homelessness: Take strides to reduce homelessness and keep Kent safe by ensuring timely cleanups of illegal encampments. Parks and Recreation: Invest and protect our parks, open spaces, and recreational opportunities. Fiscal Conservation: Carefully consider budget decisions and keep taxes low.


I appreciate your vote!

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