Elected Experience: I have a history in public service and am now seeking elected office.
Other Professional Experience: Kids at Hope NW. Federal Grant under The Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Coalition. The Tacoma Urban League. Allen Realtors and Mercedes-Benz PT Assistant
Education: Steilacoom High School. Graduate of Clover Park High School-AIHS. Costco University. Working towards an Associate in Science Ft. Steilacoom Pierce College
Community Service: City of Lakewood Volunteer. Proud Member of Clover Park Kiwanis and the Lakewood First Lions. Board member of Community Health Care. Past board of Lakewood’s Promise and United Way Community Impact. Filipino Community Association supporter. Pierce County Volunteer. Ethnic Fest Volunteer Coordinator.
Statement: As a child of a retired Navy father and Filipino mother, I have grown to understand the personal values of consistency, responsibility, and community. JBLM is Pierce County’s leading employers, and Lakewood is at the forefront of welcoming and supporting our troops. We have increasing demands for jobs and economic development as well as the need to support our youth and education.
I seek your vote because of my strong background rooted in Service, Devotion and Passion for the City of Lakewood. We live in a growing, innovative thinking and diverse community and our Council should reflect us. I want to serve and preserve those qualities that make Lakewood unique and beautiful.
My pledge to you is to be accessible, listen and work hard with the integrity you deserve. I invite you to call or write me about the issues that you are concerned with. I believe that our City government will function best if we address these challenges together, and I promise to be your partner by investing in our community with exciting visions we can have together. I am a committed public servant, ready to lead, and would be honored to have your support. Thank You.
~Ria J. Johnson