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2013 – News about Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer

View 2013 press releases from Councilmember von Reichbauer.

December 16, 2013
Colleagues recognize, say goodbye to Councilmember Julia Patterson
“I have worked with Julia as a legislator and as a Councilmember for many years, and one only has to spend a few minutes with Julia Patterson to realize how deeply she cares about her constituents. I wish her much happiness in all her future endeavors.”

September 19, 2013
von Reichbauer: Yamauchi’s legacy is generations of Mariner fans
“When you think of Edgar Martinez, Ken Griffey, Jr., Randy Johnson and other Seattle Mariners, remember that we would not have those memories without Hiroshi Yamauchi’s commitment to keep baseball in Seattle.”

September 18, 2013
Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl joins South King County representatives for monthly “Good Eggs” meeting

September 11, 2013
von Reichbauer join South King Fire and Rescue in remembrance of 9/11
“remember… reflect…and rededicate.”

August 26, 2013
Reports shows levy funds increased self-sufficiency for veterans and others in need
“The Veterans and Human Services Levy is providing much needed housing assistance, as well as vital treatment and support services for our returning veterans, aging veterans and other families in need across our county.”

August 20, 2013
KIRO-TV anchor Steve Raible to emcee 3rd Annual “Reach Out” Fundraiser on September 24
“I am proud of the efforts of our “Reach Out” volunteers and look forward to assisting the organization, along with my friend Steve Raible, in meeting our goal of addressing homelessness, and poverty in South King County.”

July 22, 2013
King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer congratulates Pacific Raceways on a successful weekend of racing
“More than 100,000 race fans came to South King County, stayed in our hotels, shopped in our stores, and ate in our restaurants, which in-turn brought in significant tax revenue to King County.”

July 22, 2013
County Council honors veterans of the “Forgotten War”
“The legacy of joint service forged between the American veterans of the Korean War and the Korean people has fostered a special relationship between the Republic of Korea and the United States of America, which unites us not only through our common values, but economically and militarily as well. As a Councilmember who represents a large Korean-American population, I am especially pleased to recognize the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice, and the incredible sacrifices made by our veterans.”

June 24, 2013
King County honors first group of HERO Program graduates
“Our veterans have served our country with honor and I am pleased with the results of the HERO Program. These internships give our veterans meaningful jobs, and will help them develop new skills which will give them an advantage in today's competitive job market.”

June 11, 2013
Council adopts legislation ensuring equity for all County employees serving in the military
“As a veteran, I understand firsthand the strains put on our troops and their families while they’re on deployment. I’m proud to co-sponsor this legislation to ensure service members no longer have to worry about being treated unfairly while they’re overseas in defense of our nation.” 

June 11, 2013
von Reichbauer Town Hall meeting to focus on property valuations
“With the current economy’s ever changing real estate values and property taxes, it is important that our local property owners understand the correlation between specific levied taxes and local real estate values in their area.”

May 20, 2013
King County Council Honors Congressman Norm Dicks
“I’ve worked with Congressman Norm Dicks for many years. His dedication to our active duty and retired military personnel has always impressed me. Whether as a staff member for Sen. Magnuson or as a Member of Congress, Veterans in Washington State knew they had a friend in Norm Dicks.”

May 20, 2013
King County proclaims Emergency Medical Services Week
“I continue to be impressed by the work of our first responders in King County. In addition to the progress made with improved access to AED’s, I also believe it is important to continue promoting a healthy lifestyle and routine cardiovascular checkups.”

May 13, 2013
County Council recognizes officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice
“Every week should be police week in honor of the men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line 52 weeks out of the year.”

May 6, 2013
Boundary change for city of Algona will allow for improved safety and bicycle access
“This boundary change is very important to the residents of Algona, and I want to thank Mayor Dave Hill for his work. The city of Algona can now complete their construction project on time, which will improve safety and provide bicycle access.”

May 6, 2013
County Council approves blueprint for emergency medical service system
“King County has set the gold standard in response time and quality of service. If residents had to choose between Medic One and King County government, I know which would win.”

April 29, 2013
Council sends proposed parks levy to August ballot
“It is critical that voters be given the opportunity to vote on funding for our county park system.”

April 8, 2013
Recognizing the fallen: Council adopts plan to create King County Sheriff Deputy’s memorial
“Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line in service to others every day. This memorial will serve as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by many officers and as a place of reflection for their families.”

March 26, 2013
Secure Document Shredding at Federal Way Town Hall

March 26, 2013
Secure Document Shredding at Auburn Town Hall

March 13, 2013
Preventing identity theft focus of von Reichbauer Town Hall meetings in Auburn and Federal Way
“With their private information made public, Biden and Clinton prove it can happen to anyone. I want my neighbors to know what they can do to protect themselves and resources are available to them if their private information is compromised.”

March 6, 2013
von Reichbauer presented awards at 2013 PAC-12 Men’s and Women’s Swimming Championships

February 11, 2013
King County Council appoints Rod Dembowski to fill vacancy in County Council District 1
“I am very pleased to have Rod Dembowski joining us on the council. Rod’s ability to work well with others his previous legal work will serve the constituents of the 1st District well.”

February 5, 2013 
Councilmember von Reichbauer to host Town Hall on Domestic Violence
“I’m holding this town hall forum with experts in the field and community leaders and providing the public with the most current resources available. We will provide an opportunity for all questions to be answered and to consider action if necessary.”

February 4, 2013
County Council ready to focus on Executive’s plans to strengthen King County’s “infrastructure”
“I look forward to working with Executive Constantine and members of the county council in moving forward with assisting veterans and their families receive the benefits they’ve earned as well as reducing violence in all forms. As we move hopefully out of this recession, it’s important we all work together to create job opportunities for the citizens of King County.”

January 14, 2013
King County and coalitions promote awareness of human trafficking
“Human trafficking is not just a part of our history, but also a part of our current affairs. It must be stopped.”

January 14, 2013
Colleagues recognize, say goodbye to Councilmember Bob Ferguson
“Bob takes to Olympia a wonderful understanding of local government and will work well with county prosecutors throughout our state.”