Prioritizing Public Safety
Public safety means our police officers and firefighters will not only be connected to our neighborhoods, but will have the resources they need to keep us safe. It also means ensuring that our water is clean and safe, and city infrastructure is well maintained.
Keeping Renton Affordable
As a housing professional, I know firsthand the challenges for families when it comes to housing affordability and housing stability. The cost-burden of housing and homelessness needs regional collaboration and real solutions so our neighbors have a place to call home.
Supporting Our Small Businesses
As a small business owner myself, I will champion our local businesses. Let’s make sure Renton is a city where good jobs and businesses can grow and thrive.
Ensuring Transportation Choices
As Mayor, I will work to improve transportation choices including public transit access, freeway and street upgrades, parking, waterways, bicycle friendly and walkable neighborhoods.
I’m proud to call Renton home. Our city should be welcoming to all who live here, work here, or visit us. My commitment has always been strong for parks and trails, care for kids and seniors, partnering with public schools, and inclusive opportunities to bring us together.
“POP-UP” QUESTIONS FROM YOU / ANSWERS FROM MARCIE
Why are you running for Mayor of Renton?
“I want to ensure that people in our city have the best opportunities to thrive, that we grow and keep business and good jobs here, and that our city is safe, healthy and welcoming. I’ve raised my family here in our city and in local public schools, and have been a small business owner and a community leader in Renton for three decades. My experiences and skills plus my regional and statewide relationships and my political will can serve Renton best as many of the problems, challenges and opportunities our city faces are regional, and need strong connections and collaboration for regional elected public service. I intend to use my proven leadership voice and actions for policies that value diverse communities, improve lives for more families, invest in our parks and trails, address housing needs and affordability, improve transportation choices, and strengthen productive partnerships within our city and beyond.”
How do you see Renton growing over the next decade?
“Growth is headed our way. How well we manage that growth is vital to how we maintain our quality of life here. With effective leadership and planning, we can do both. Into the future, I see Renton with its richness in diversity of people, beauty of place, talent in workforce, and care in community!”
How has the region’s homelessness crisis affected Renton, and what are some solution you think might work?
“Homelessness is affecting every city in our region including Renton – and many more cities around our nation. There are a wide variety of problems leading to homelessness, and multiple solutions are needed. Partnering with Renton Housing Authority, faith-based organizations, non-profits in housing, human services and skills training, Renton city staff can work to guide homeless individuals and families toward stability in their lives. Providing shelter, basic needs and emergency services for people in their most vulnerable times takes investments and efforts from the city, organizations and volunteers together. City ordinances as enforced can curb illegal behaviors.”
Are you satisfied with transportation in Renton?
“Renton must make its needs known early and at every step to ensure we get our needs met in regional transportation decisions and investments. I have established trusted region-wide relationships and the ‘political will’ to be Renton’s leader with transit agencies and for state transportation funding. Improving transportation means ensuring that I-405 freeway improvements are completed, using smart traffic management for city streets, better transit access with routes and timely scheduling that work effectively for residents and workers here, transit-oriented housing development near employment centers, walkable neighborhoods, bike routes, and opportunities on our waterways.”