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City of Auburn

Council Position No. 2

Wendee R. Odell

Wendee R. Odell

P.O. BOX 341

AUBURN, WA 98002

(253) 653-3112

Education: Basic, Communications, Logistics Management and Leadership training, Correctional Officer training and BS in Business Management
Occupation: Communications, Supply Sergeant, Correctional Officer, Company co-owner and Accountant

My major concerns are public safety, security in our shopping areas, local neighborhoods, and at schools. Police concerns, elderly and mental health care, drugs, homelessness and crime.

We need a raise in incomes, good paying and starter jobs for our youth throughout Auburn, to fill the empty businesses, create affordable housing for young families without destroying current neighborhoods, and to make it cost-effective for businesses to relocate to Auburn.

On the city council, I will be a team player accomplishing the goals of the people of Auburn.  Follow a budget that supports community growth.  Reconcile laws to allow businesses to remodel or expand. I am a single parent and homeowner who has for the past 15+ years lived, worked and raised my children in this community. It is time to serve my country again. I will establish relationships to move this city forward and accomplish our mutual goals.

Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin

PO BOX 1326

AUBURN, WA 98071

Education: BA Journalism, Michigan State University. Project management certification (PMP). Small Business Development, Lansing Community College.
Occupation: Senior Solution Architect and IT Consultant, Covestic; Former newspaper reporter.

Auburn is poised for transformation as increased development and an influx of residents begin to change the face of the community. As we reset post-pandemic, we need pragmatic leaders who can bring stability and accountability, along with a strategic mindset.


I will advocate for Auburn to ensure our community thrives and to make sure nobody gets left behind. I will focus on smart growth to increase affordable housing, as well as work to reduce traffic congestion, improve commutes, and reduce our carbon footprint. I also will work to house the homeless, to increase access to treatment and services, and improve safety and security for everyone in our neighborhoods.


Endorsements: King County Democrats/Young Democrats, 30th, 31st and 47th Democratic Legislative Districts, Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus and Councilmembers Bob Baggett, Larry Brown, James Jeyaraj and Chris Stearns.

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