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Council Position 7

Kim-Khanh Van

Kim-Khanh Van

P.O. Box 1246

Renton, WA 98057

(425) 919-9051

Education: University of Dayton, Jurist Doctor; University of Washington, BAs Sociology and Law, Societies, & Justice
Occupation: Attorney

Like many now who live in Renton, I was born in Vietnam and fled with my family through a Philippines refugee camp before starting a new life in King County, thanks to many generous local sponsors. Since then I have worked every day paying it forward: winning scholarships, a law degree, opening an immigration law firm, and teaching others about legal rights through OneAmerica Citizenship Days, King County Legal Clinics, and Seattle Stand Down Veterans, and named to the Mayor’s Inclusion Task Force. I’m active in our Renton Rotary Club.


I believe in working hard and living America’s potential, especially at this time when so many people have lost their optimism. I’ll focus on working with our police and many neighborhoods to decrease car and home break-in’s while increasing “neighborly” inclusion. And, I won’t forget our small mom and pop shops.


I’m Kim-Khanh Van, I’ll prove your vote matters.

Thomas Trautmann

Thomas Trautmann

15723 121st Ave SE

Renton, WA 98058

(425) 463-6374

Education: University of Washington, Class of 2019, B.A. Political Science with specialization in Political Economy
Occupation: City of Issaquah Park Maintenance

Having been born and raised in Renton, I am passionate about doing everything I can to help make this city a better place for all our residents, that is why I am running for City Council.  I have recently graduated from the University of Washington where I studied Political Science and Economics.


As a member of City Council, I will prioritize public safety, affordable housing, provision of public services and fiscal responsibility in city government.


The most important issue facing our city is economic growth.  We need to make sure that Renton and its residents will be able to adapt to an economy of the future.  Our high schools need to teach their students coding/programming, engineering, and economics; this will give our students a competitive edge in the job market.  We also need to construct new office space, so tech companies in Seattle and Bellevue can expand to Renton.

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