The Seattle Times recommends: Ryan McIrvin for Renton City Council

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The Times recommends: Ryan McIrvin for Renton City Council Position No. 4

Originally published June 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm Updated June 29, 2015 at 4:50 pm


Ryan McIrvin is a strong choice to take over an open seat on the Renton City Council.

Ryan McIrvin

Renton City Council Position No. 4

Strengths: Experience with public policy; demonstrates an earnest, thoughtful temperament

McIrvin would help strengthen Renton’s response to challenges, such as revitalizing its downtown core, improving transportation and transit service, and urban planning. He brings the ability to hit the ground running on everyday city matters. ..."

AS King County’s fourth largest city, Renton is facing its own growing pains. Affordable housing, crime, downtown development and neighborhood issues are all challenges that require an attentive, hardworking City Council.

Ryan McIrvin has the ability to listen and collaborate with other elected officials and is best suited to fill Position No. 4, the council’s open seat.

A former Washington state Senate aide now working as director of government and public affairs for the Snohomish County-Camano Association of Realtors, McIrvin is no stranger to politics. He demonstrates an earnest, thoughtful temperament that would help strengthen Renton’s response to challenges, such as revitalizing its downtown core, improving transportation and transit service, and urban planning.

McIrvin currently lives in the Cascade neighborhood and serves as vice chair of the City of Renton Human Services Advisory Committee. He offers thoughtful solutions for complex issues, ranging from ending homelessness to producing a livable city with more affordable housing.

Opponent Monique Taylor-Swan is a home-care provider and SEIU 775 at-large executive board member. Recently named to Renton’s Inclusion Task Force, she can build her civic résumé and run again in the future.

McIrvin brings the ability to hit the ground running on everyday city matters.

This year, Renton voters should elect McIrvin as their newest City Council member.

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