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City of Tukwila

Council Position No. 3

Dennis Martinez

Dennis Martinez

PO BOX 88535

Tukwila, WA 98138

(206) 307-6308

Education: United Association Steamfitter Apprenticeship, Project Management, Estimating, Scheduling, Contract Negotiations
Occupation: Retired Steamfitter, Tukwila Planning Commissioner, Volunteer helping seniors, Youth Mentor

I've been a democrat for 47 years and have seen many changes with our party. One thing I've learned is that we need common sense thinking to help our community in times of need. As a senior activily engaged in the community, I care about our neighbors that feel their concerns are not being heard.

Our city is facing many challenges with unprecedented revenue loss and additional costs for the public safety bond overruns, it's time to re-center the narrative, it's time for change.

We need to increase funding for the fire department and Never allow it to go below minimum staffing and endanger our residents. Increase funding for the police department to assist in hiring additional skilled and compassionate personnel. Infrastructure is top proirty with bridges, roads, and underground utilities in desperate need of repair, we need action, not studies. Let's Unite Tukwila together.

Thomas McLeod

Thomas McLeod



(206) 372-6442

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, City University of Seattle; AA Degree in Marketing, Highline College
Occupation: Current Tukwila City Councilmember; Tax Accountant, Goldstein & Associates, PS

I am honored to serve as your Tukwila Councilmember. I joined the Council with a passion to serve my community; to listen to your concerns from all sides of an issue, and to speak for those in need. I believe everyone’s voice matters: no conversation is too minor, no relationship is too distant for me.

Over the past six years, I’ve been able to build relationships with community members and administrative staff to create greater public safety, affordable housing, neighborhood traffic calming, and new infrastructure for our first responders; all within a budget that reflects our diverse values and prioritizes community. I’ve worked hard to collaborate and build solutions for our community. I believe in Tukwila’s ability to lead with vision and make a regional difference.

I’m endorsed by our current Council, Tukwila Firefighters Local 2088, King County Democrats, and 11th District Democrats. I would appreciate your support as well.


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