Sen. Joe Fain has been a champion for the city of Kent since he was first elected, and I have endorsed him for reelection because I believe we need a strong community advocate fighting for us at the state level. Even though the 47th District doesn’t cover the entire city of Kent, Joe addresses the concerns of every Kent resident as if they were constituents in his own district.
As a mother who raised her family in this community, it’s important to me to have an advocate for working families in Olympia. Joe has deep roots in South King County and knows what’s important to our community. He fought to keep money in the pockets of hard-working Washingtonians by lowering property taxes in South King County. He was a leader in the effort to pass last year’s bipartisan bill for paid family leave. Not to mention, he worked tirelessly to find a solution to fully funding education for not only students in the Kent School District, but in school districts statewide providing a 56 percent per student increase.
It’s not just the 47th District who has benefited from Joe’s common-sense legislation. He has a commitment to improving the lives of every individual Kent resident, along with every citizen of Washington state, and not just to appease a political party’s agenda. That’s why I’ve pledged my unwavering support for Joe Fain, and I hope you’ll pledge your support, too.
– Toni Troutner, Kent City Council member