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PRESS RELEASE: Affordable Housing Council of the Master Builders Association Announces Political Endorsements

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in:
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Sharon Couts
Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
425.499.1723

Affordable Housing Council of the Master Builders Association Announces Political Endorsements

Bellevue, Wash—July 6, 2017—The Affordable Housing Council (AHC) of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) today released its endorsed candidates for political offices in local elections. The 55 candidates endorsed reflect the Council's bipartisan commitment to ensuring support for economic growth, small businesses, and pro-housing policies.

"The AHC looks to endorse candidates who will approach housing issues with open minds and welcome reasonable input from those involved in the homebuilding industry. Access to affordable housing is a top issue for the residents of King and Snohomish counties," says Holly M. Davis, political affairs manager of the MBA and AHC. "As the area's trusted and respected source for housing, we look for candidates who understand the importance of housing to our local economy and quality of life and who are willing to work with us to find common-sense solutions."

The candidates endorsed are:

  • Legislative District 45, State Senator: Jinyoung Lee Englund (Republican)
  • Legislative District 48, State Senator: Richard Knierim (Independent Dem.)
  • King County Executive: Dow Constantine
  • King County Council, District 1: Rod Dembowski
  • King County Council, District 3: Kathy Lambert
  • King County Council, District 5: Dave Upthegrove
  • King County Council, District 7: Pete von Reichbauer
  • King County Council, District 9: Reagan Dunn
  • Snohomish County Council, District 1: Nate Nehring (Republican)
  • Snohomish County Council, District 4: Terry Ryan (Democrat)
  • Snohomish County Council, District 5: Sam Low (Republican)
  • City of Auburn, Mayor: Nancy Backus
  • City of Bellevue, Council Pos. 2: Conrad Lee
  • City of Bellevue, Council Pos. 4: Jared Nieuwenhuis
  • City of Bellevue, Council Pos. 6: Lynne Robinson
  • City of Black Diamond, Council Pos. 2: Melissa C. Oglesbee
  • City of Black Diamond, Council Pos. 4: Erin Rose Stout
  • City of Bothell, Council Pos. 3: Rosemary McAuliffe
  • City of Covington, Council Pos. 4: Joseph T. Cimaomo, Jr.
  • City of Covington, Council Pos. 6: Fran Hollums
  • City of Everett, Mayor: Brian Sullivan
  • City of Everett, Council Pos. 1: Paul Roberts
  • City of Federal Way, Council Pos. 2: Bob Celski
  • City of Federal Way, Council Pos. 6: Martin A. Moore
  • City of Federal Way, Mayor: Jim Ferrell
  • City of Issaquah, Council Pos. 1: Christopher Reh
  • City of Issaquah, Council Pos. 3: Justin Walsh
  • City of Issaquah, Mayor: Paul Winterstein
  • City of Kent, Mayor: Jim Berrios
  • City of Kirkland, Council Pos. 1: Jay Arnold
  • City of Kirkland, Council Pos. 3: Penny Sweet
  • City of Kirkland, Council Pos. 5: Amy Walen
  • City of Kirkland, Council Pos. 7: Jon Pascal
  • City of Lake Stevens, Council Pos. 1: Kim Daughtry
  • City of Lake Stevens, Council Pos. 2: Gary Petershagen
  • City of Lake Stevens, Council Pos. 7: Marcus Tageant
  • City of Lynnwood, Mayor: Nicola Smith
  • City of Marysville, Council Pos. 2: Donna M. Wright
  • City of Marysville, Council Pos. 4: Michael Stevens
  • City of Mill Creek, Council Pos. 4: Brian Holtzclaw
  • City of Monroe, Mayor: Geoffrey Thomas
  • City of Mountlake Terrace, Council Pos. 4: Kyoko Matsumoto Wright
  • City of Redmond, Council Pos. 2: Byron Shutz
  • City of Redmond, Council Pos. 4: Tanika Padhye
  • City of Redmond, Council Pos. 6: Roy Captain
  • City of Renton, Council Pos. 1: Randy Corman
  • City of Renton, Council Pos. 2: Armondo Pavone
  • City of Sammamish, Council Pos. 1: Jason Ritchie
  • City of Sammamish, Council Pos. 3: Karen Moran
  • City of Sammamish, Council Pos. 5: Rituja Indapure
  • City of Sammamish, Council Pos. 7: Pam Stuart
  • City of Seattle, City Attorney: Scott Lindsay
  • City of Seattle, Council Pos. 8: Sara E. Nelson
  • City of Shoreline, Council Pos. 1: Keith A. McGlashan
  • City of Snoqualmie, Mayor: Matt Larson

 


About the Affordable Housing Council:

The Affordable Housing Council (AHC) works with the MBA to help make a positive political environment for the homebuilding industry. The AHC interviews candidates in King and Snohomish counties to determine their degree of support for pro-housing policies and recommends housing-friendly candidates. mbaks.com/ahc

About MBAKS

Founded in 1909, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA) has grown to become the largest local home builders association in the United States. With 2,800 member companies, the Association is dedicated to membership value, government advocacy, community and philanthropic outreach efforts, and remaining the regional leader in residential and green building advancements in the Puget Sound Region. The association and its members address many of the concerns and issues affecting the residential housing industry. If you are looking to buy, build, remodel or maintain your home, trust the MBA for industry professional referrals and practical information to get the job done. mbaks.com

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