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City of Newcastle

Council Position No. 6

Paul Charbonneau

Paul Charbonneau

12636 SE 79TH CT


(425) 635-8231

Education: Occidental College, BA-Political Science. Public Policy Fellow, University of Michigan. Hazen High School.
Occupation: Program Manager, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Assistant Coach, Hazen.

A resident since 1999, I’m running as Newcastle’s first Councilmember raised in our city to be the strong advocate our community needs as King County changes. I’ve organized politically and advocated for mental health at the national, state, and local levels, and will bring this experience to Newcastle. 


Our council has not lobbied the legislature for its share of state funds. I’ll fight for us to get every dollar we can to relieve the financial burden on our residents. I’ll look past local polarization; working with our school districts and supporting public safety. I’ve already started building strong relationships that will move our city forward.


Endorsements: State-electeds Lisa Wellman, My-Linh Thai, Tana Senn, Marcie Maxwell, Steve Bergquist, David Hackney. Mayor Linda Newing. Councilmembers Tony Ventrella, Ariana Sherlock, Tom Magers, Jean Garber, Carol Simpson, Claudia Hirschey. School-Board Shelby Scovel, Pam Teal, Marnie Maraldo, Avanti Bergquist, Gloria Hodge.


Frank Irigon

Frank Irigon

13512 SE 75TH ST


(206) 714-1871

Education: BA and MSW (Community and Organizational Services), University of Washington
Occupation: Retired Social Services Administrator, U.S. Army Veteran

Newcastle is home since before incorporation. I am concerned about the change in the city's fiscal policy from a balanced budget with revenues on hand to one that relies on new taxes. This has got to change and I can do it. I was executive director of several non-profits and served on various boards. On the Renton Technical College Board of Trustees, I oversaw a $25M+ budget for the education of a large and diverse student body. In 2020, I secured a $25,000 government grant for a non-profit. 

My priorities: public safety, providing essential city services, maintenance of parks and trails, and a balanced budget. I support sustainable development with affordable housing without compromising the environment or our quality of life. I will serve you as honorably as I served the US Army. 

Endorsements: Present and Past Councilmembers Tom Griffin, Dave Mitchell, John Drescher, Bill Erxleben, Gordon Bisset and APACE.

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