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King County Water District 54

Commissioner Position 2

Jim Delvin

Jim Delvin

22536 6th ave s.

Des Moines, Wa 98198

(206) 878-1313

Education: Lane Community College in Flight Technology and obtained Commercial Pilot rating.
Occupation: Self employed carpenter, third generation

I have lived and worked in Water District 54 for over 40 years. I am familiar with everyday problems that affect your life and have spent most of my career working with people to maintain their homes and listening to their needs as a remodel carpenter.


As your Water Commissioner, I will provide leadership to assure that your water is clean, healthy, safe and is free from added chemicals or influenced by outside sources.


I know the importance of budgeting and will also provide leadership in running the district efficiently to keep costs at a minimum. I will listen to your ideas and concerns. I enjoy solving problems that show good results.

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Kris Van Gasken

PO Box 98983

Des Moines, WA 98198

Education: Bachelor's in Geology with Teacher Certification, University of Washington
Occupation: Executive Director, Des Moines Area Food Bank

It has been an honor to serve as water commissioner since February, 2018.  A 4th generation Des Moines resident, I love the city and believe in community service.  I am the director of the local food bank and am on the Des Moines Farmers Market board of directors.


In the two years since I was appointed to fill a mid-term vacancy, we have completed the 223rd Street project. Our board and staff has completed work on a 10-year plan for the district, which looks at potential infrastructure improvements, our daily routine, and our water capacity for the future.  I enjoy talking to community members about our water and have been able to bring feedback from customers directly to the board. 


I ask that you would let me continue the work of providing our community with access to high quality, unchlorinated water at affordable prices.


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