From our sister site I Love Kent: A Candidate Forum for the 33rd District was held at the Kent Chamber of Commerce’s October Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Rep. Mia Gregerson faced off against challenger Anthony Lamb in the forum, which was moderated by Carmen Goers from Heritage Bank and held at the Golden Steer Steak n’ Rib House in Kent. Washington’s 33rd Legislative District represents areas of east Burien, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Des Moines and parts of Kent, Tukwila, and Renton: Here’s an edited (for time) video of the forum, from our live video stream from I Love Kent’s Facebook page: [embed][/embed] Also, here are their candidate statements from the King County Elections website:

Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (Prefers Democratic Party) Elected Experience: Mia served on the SeaTac City Council and as SeaTac Mayor. She has served two terms in the State House of Representatives Other Professional Experience: Over 20 years of experience as a mid-level care provider and a business manager in the dental field. Education: A.A., Business, Highline College; B.A., History, University of Washington. Community Service: She spends much of her time visiting constituents, community based groups and business partners to learn about regional and local issues. Statement: I believe my job is focusing on the basics: championing public schools, making our economy work for families, improving transportation and ensuring Olympia is accountable with your tax dollars. That’s why I helped pass “Breakfast after the Bell” so kids aren’t hungry at school, voted for new transportation investments including finishing 509, increased civic participation by sponsoring the Voting RIghts Act, passed a bill to give families more child care options, and secured funding for the new Kent YMCA, Crime Victim Compensation Program. Endorsed: State Labor Council, Congressmember Adam Smith, Councilmember Dave Upthegrove and more… Contact:
Anthony L. Lamb (Prefers Republican Party) Elected Experience: After many years of living here, I’m running for office as a first time candidate because I’m concerned about the growing problems in our district and state Other Professional Experience: Employed Full-Time providing technical assistance in the aerospace industry. I’ve learned to work as a team and get things done. Previously, I was an independent contractor, so I understand what business owners need. Education: Pacific Lutheran University, B.S. in Biology Community Service: Currently, I’m the PCO for my precinct in Kent. I’m also an active member at my church, River of Life Fellowship. Statement: Are you fed up with higher property taxes and car tab fees? I am too and will also vote against the job-killing Head Tax and state income tax. It would be nice to add a state holiday on Good Friday. I support School Choice for parents wanting a better education for their children. This can be done at a lower cost to taxpayers. We need family friendly policies. More needs to be done about the drug addiction, homelessness, and violent crime in our communities. I’m asking for your vote, because you deserve better results. Contact:

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