Community volunteer Toni Troutner officially kicked off her campaign for the Kent City Council on June 8, 2017. Toni has an extensive background of community service and advocacy. Currently a Market Research Analyst with a small business in Kent, Toni has a unique blend of private sector and community service experiences.
She has served Kent residents as a local PTSA President, Commissioner on the Civil Service Commission of the Puget Sound Fire Authority (formerly Kent RFA), Drug Free Coalition member, Board Member of the Kent Downtown Partnership and leader at the Severe Weather Shelter. Toni is also endorsed by council members, local unions, residents, and the Kent Fire Fighters Local 1747.
“As a Kent resident, volunteer, mother and neighbor I realize that Kent simply deserves better. Kent residents pay millions upon millions of dollars in taxes and fees and we deserve a much larger return on our investment. Taxpayers across our City are asked to pay more and more and yet our basic quality of life doesn’t significantly improve. As your City Councilmember I believe it is my job to ensure that local government is living within its means. I support investment in high quality services but I also support being a better steward of taxpayer dollars and budget prioritization,” Troutner said.
“Volunteering in our schools, neighborhoods and at the severe weather shelter has shown me first hand that we have residents struggling to provide basic necessities for their families. The least we can do as government is ensure their hard earned money and taxes are providing them the return on investment they deserve. We should be looking for ways to make life easier for individuals, families and seniors who call Kent home,” she finished.
“I live here, have raised my family here and plan to call Kent my home forever. We have a responsibility to the 120,000 residents, hundreds of City staff members and the tax payers of Kent to ensure each voice is brought to the table and that we deliver high quality City services. We must expand our police department, ensure our roads are maintained and inviting to guests and renew our commitment to parks and human services,” Troutner said.
[Source: Campaign to elect Toni Troutner, press release]