Letters to the Editor

Berrios is the right choice for mayor

With the primary on Tuesday, I would like to discuss taxes in relation to the race for mayor of Kent. As one who has a… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Berrios will make a great mayor

As a volunteer president of a local homeowners’ association, I’m voting for Jim Berrios for mayor. This is my personal opinion, not an endorsement by… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Bill would harm health care

Health insurance is more than a policy, it’s peace of mind. It’s knowing your family will be cared for and not having to worry about… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Kent remains silent on climate change, fighting pollution

Al Gore recently led a three-day training in Bellevue, giving his signature climate change presentation to an energetic crowd of roughly 800 students, concerned citizens… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Ralph will get the job done as mayor

Dana Ralph received endorsements from the Kent Police, the Kent Fire Department (now Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority) and the Kent teachers union. The police… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Swansen has what it takes to solve problems

It’s time we elected a candidate who has the citizens and cities best interest at heart. Andrew Swansen is that candidate. He’s lived in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Unfounded assumption

I am astonished, Ms. Barber, that you compare Kent mayoral candidates Dana Ralph and Jim Berrios to the ”spectacle of Trump” (letter to the editor,… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Albertson is the best fit for mayor

In 2017, we have the spectacle of a president who uses his office to promote his businesses and line the pockets of himself and his… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Vote for a genuine candidate

Regarding the upcoming election for City Council and mayoral positions: It would be refreshing if we had candidates to vote for that were not backed… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Ralph qualifies to be Kent mayor

I urge you to consider the qualifications of Dana Ralph when casting your vote for the mayor of Kent. She was born and raised in… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Kaur for City Council

Satwinder Kaur is a rising star. She is young, energetic, passionate, ambitious, hardworking and many other qualities we need in a Kent City Council member.… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Sting of a headline

Possible titles: 1. Police officer protects himself 2. Police force denigrated 3. Man shot. Why? 4. Why is it wrong for police to protect themselves?… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Ticket jaywalkers on busy road

Kent Police need to start ticketing those pedestrians running across Kent Kangley Road trying get to and from the lake without using the crosswalk. I… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Time for a change

I have been reading with a sense of bewilderment the letter to the editor supporting Jim Berrios for mayor. It mentions the City Council’s massive… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Trust in Ralph

Dana Ralph stands out among my council colleagues as the one who best-understands the big picture. She is both a businesswoman and a long-time advocate… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Wanted: leader with better fiscal management

The Kent Reporter summarizes the city’s bleak financial future in its June 30 edition. It speaks to the way the financials for this city have… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Ralph makes the most sense

After reading how all the candidates for Kent mayor think that public safety is such an important issue, I think that Dana Ralph would make… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Berrios does the job

During the recession, City Councilman Jim Berrios remained in business and continued to be a blessing to the community. This signifies that he knows how… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Keeping it safe and sane

I hope Kent was much quieter this Fourth of July because of the city’s ban on fireworks. I enjoy a good fireworks display. There is… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Berrios and budgets: a good fit for Kent

Your story, “City faces ‘bleak’ financial future,” begs for a response. We desperately need a mayor who can manage a city and a budget. We… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2017