As widely recognized, Kent currently faces a multitude of challenges. From the first day in office, the new Mayor will need to meet these head on. This leader must have the knowledge and insight of just what it takes to make this city work for all of its citizens. The person truly equal to this task is Dana Ralph.
I have known Dana for over 15 years, and I don’t believe I have ever known a community leader more committed and involved in the city she calls home. Dana has twice been elected to the Kent City Council where she also served two years as council president, as well as being appointed to many committees. During this time, she has always made it a priority to be receptive to hearing and learning about all sides of an issue. Before making any decision, Dana truly does her homework and explores all options.
Dana also recognizes the importance and value of collaboration with other mayors, council members, commissioners and representatives in state and local governments. Through her involvement on regional boards, Dana has found ways to bring resources to Kent.
Dana has a solid vision for the future and wants to create thoughtful solutions to public concerns. An example of this thinking is her campaign pledge to enable body cameras to be worn by Kent Police officers.
Above all, Dana leads by example. She is a dedicated public servant who is willing to put in whatever time necessary to make things happen. In a nutshell, she knows how City Hall works, and will do her due diligence to find the best possible outcomes for all involved.
In closing, Dana Ralph is a bright, educated, articulate, professional woman, who cares deeply about this city and its residents. She deserves your vote to become Kent’s next mayor.
– Ron Harmon