The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced the names of the candidates who have confirmed their attendance for their bi-annual Candidates Night on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Candidates Night will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 5 – 8 pm, at the Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport, 18220 International Blvd, SeaTac 98188. Parking is limited and attendees are encouraged to carpool. Additional over-flow parking is available next door at the Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport. Here’s the confirmed line-up: King County Sheriff:

  • Mitzi Johanknecht
  • John Urquhart
Port of Seattle Commissioners:
  • Ryan Calkins – Position 1
  • John Creighton – Position 1
  • Stephanie Bowman – Position 3
  • Preeti Shridhar – Position 4
  • Peter Steinbrueck – Position 4
Burien City Council:
  • Joel Manning – Position 1
  • Jimmy Matta – Position 3
  • Debi Wagner – Position 3
  • Darla Green – Position 5
  • Nancy Tosta – Position 5
  • Patty Janssen – Position 7
  • Krystal Marx – Position 7
Des Moines City Council:
  • Anthony Martinelli – Position 1
  • Matt Pina – Position 1
  • JC Harris – Position 3
  • Vic Pennington – Position 3
  • Traci Buxton – Position 5
  • Harry Steinmetz – Position 5
  • Chad Harper – Position 7
  • Matt Mahoney – Position 7
Normandy Park City Council:
  • Kathleen Waters – Position 4
SeaTac City Council:
  • Kathryn Campbell – Position 2
  • Joel Wachtel – Position 2
  • Clyde (Fuzz) Hill – Position 4
  • Pam Fernald – Position 6
Tukwila City Council:
  • Mark M. Larson – Position 3
  • Thomas McLeod – Position 3
  • Dennis Martinez-Position 5
  • Laura Garris – Position 7
  • De’Sean Quinn – Position 7
Each Candidate in attendance will have 2-3 minutes to address the audience as well as time to meet and greet with attendees at the beginning and end of the evening. Many Candidates that are attending the event also participated in the Chamber’s questionnaire. The Chamber encourages all community members to view the publication of the candidate questionnaires on their website:

“We look forward to this opportunity to bring candidates and regional business leaders together to interact, strengthen ties, and forge new relationships,” President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber Andrea Reay said. “In every election, the voice of the business community must be part of the conversation if we are to truly foster economic growth and enhance our collaborative culture. We hope you take the time to review the questionnaires submitted by the candidates and join us to meet them in person at Candidates Night.” Space is limited at the event so don’t forget to register early to reserve your place. Register online here:

…or call the office during regular office hours at (206) 575-1633. For additional questions about the event, email Emma Oglesby, Membership Service Director, at This event is organized by The Chamber’s volunteer Government Affairs Committee (GAC). The work of the Government Affairs Committee allows the Chamber to serve as the voice of business at all levels of government to help advance the mission of the organization to build business success, advance our region and help encourage and maintain a strong economic environment in Southwest King County. Thank you to the event’s host, the Red Lion Hotel and sponsors, The Boeing Company, MasterPark, Kidder Mathews, Baker Commodities, Inc., Louise Strander, The Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport, Crain Photography and South King Media. About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988. The mission of the Chamber is to be a leader in Southwest King County and a regional voice and resource for building business success. The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment. More info at]]>

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