UNIVERSITY PLACE – Javier Figueroa is currently serving his first term in office as councilmember for the City of University Place. He will be seeking re-election for Council Position 1 on November 5, 2013.
Figueroa currently serves as the Councils’ Finance Chair, 2015 U.S. Open University Place Task Force Member, and as the Vice President/Commissioner for Rainier Communications Commission. While in office he has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Public Transportation Improvement Conference and earned the Certificate of Municipal Leadership.
Entering 2013, Figueroa will work on continuing conservative financial practices that allow the City of University Place to successfully adapt to new economic realities as witnessed during the past 4 years. During his tenure as councilman, he worked along other council members to make significant legislative changes in city ordinances to open opportunities for economic development within the City of University Place. Late 2012, as the Finance Chair, he worked with council members and city staff to refinance approximately $15,000,000 of bonds due in 2013. Additional council accomplishments include restoring funding for an additional law enforcement detective, Parks & Recreation Youth Programs and Senior Citizen activities.
Figueroa’s professional experience encompasses the field of real estate development, energy conservation, environmental issues and fundraising.
In 2009, the native of Monterrey, Mexico became the first naturalized citizen from Mexico to be elected in the State ofWashington. Figueroa is a U.S. Army Veteran.
Early endorsements include WA State Secretary of State Kim Wyman, WA State Senator Bruce Dammeier, Joyce McDonald, Chair-Pierce County Council, Doug Richardson-Pierce County Council, Dan Roach-Pierce County Council, City of Lakewood Mayor Don L Anderson, Rob McKenna, Former WA State Attorney General, Sam Reed, Former WA State Secretary of State, and Joe Stortini-Former Pierce County Executive.