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City of Renton

Council Position 4

Ryan McIrvin

Ryan McIrvin

P.O. BOX 59384

Renton, WA 98058

(425) 306-4444

ryan@ryan4renton.com

www.ryan4renton.com

Education: Bachelor’s of Arts in Politics/Philosophy/Economics and Communications, Western Washington University
Occupation: Assistant Director, Government and Community Relations, University of Washington Bothell
Statement:

Ryan is a proven leader who was elected to represent you on council four years ago. He has over 14 years’ combined experience working in government, community organizing, and non-profit advocacy. 

 

While serving on the Regional Affordable Housing Task Force and Regional Transportation Committee, Ryan worked to develop a 5-year plan to create more affordable housing and focus growth around transit and employment hubs. He has also represented Renton on the WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council and Cedar River Council, where he worked to make habitat investments to restore salmon runs to sustainable levels. When passing city budgets, Ryan has consistently prioritized law enforcement training and public safety resources needed to keep our neighborhoods safe and secure.

 

Endorsements: Renton Mayor Denis Law, Renton Councilmembers Ed Prince, Armondo Pavone, Randy Corman, Don Persson, Carol Ann Witschi; State Representative Steve Bergquist, Renton School Board Directors Avanti Bergquist and Alisa Louie; and more!

Maria Spasikova

Maria Spasikova

PO BOX 3112

Renton, Wa 98056

(425) 529-4069

maria@maria4renton.com

www.maria4renton.com

Education: BS Biology – University of East Anglia; Executive MBA – Hult International Business School
Occupation: Finance Manager – AT&T, Business Owner – TaxMundos and TailwaggerClub
Statement:

Adaptability is key to successful growth for every functional system, and the City of Renton is no exception. We need to develop an adaptable workforce skilled to meet the demands of the ever-changing industries within our city limits and its neighboring cities.

 

I plan to introduce inclusive housing policies that will allow landlords to engage in safe, affordable housing practices, while also pushing for initiatives to construct affordable housing, avoid gentrification and keep our residents in their homes.

 

With the experience of living and working all over the world, I will bring a different perspective on how to foster a thriving diverse community. I intend to advocate for finance literacy, promote financial empowerment, including entrepreneurship trainings, especially of our marginalized population. A stable community makes a safe community. Let’s tackle the problems at their roots. I ask for your vote to be your advocate for change, empowerment and inclusion.

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