What is your full, legal name? Michael Alan LeMaster
Where do you work and what is your job title? Contech Construction Products Inc., Regional Distribution Manager
Where Were You Born? I was born in Olympia, WA
Where do you live now and how long have you lived there? I moved to Sumner in 1991 and have lived on Thompson Street since 2003.
Spouse or domestic partner if any: My wife Becky and I have been married for 23 years
Education: Fort Vancouver High School Graduate 1982; AAS Whatcom Community College 1988; BA in History with Social Studies/Education Minor, Western Washington University 1990; MA in Administration and Curriculum, Gonzaga University 1996
Military Service: None
Memberships and affiliations with clubs and other organizations: Former Member – Sumner Rotary
Have you or a business you owned (or had principal interest in) ever filed bankruptcy? No
As an adult, have you been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? No
Web site: mikelemaster.com
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 253-863-4494
Campaign manager: None
Campaign manager contact information: None
PREVIOUS ELECTED OFFICE(S):
Elected: Current member of Sumner Planning Commission
Other campaigns for public office: None
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? My family is proud to call Sumner our home. My wife and I have taught school, started a business and raised our children here. Sumner has given us such a wonderful life over the past 20 years and I would like to use my time and effort to help ensure that Sumner remains a great place in which to live, work, and do business.
What will be your top three priorities if you get elected and why? Properly managing our growth in order to retain the unique character of Sumner. Managing growth is an important function of any city. I would like to help manage Sumner’s growth in such a way as to maintain its unique character in the region. Maintaining a vital downtown core that brings people to Sumner to shop and enjoy. Sumner’s Downtown area is a significant component of the city’s character and an important source of revenue for the citizens of Sumner. Managing the city’s budget. In these difficult economic times, I think the responsible management of budgetary resources is an important function of everyone in government.
What sets you apart from the other candidates and/or previous office holders? I have a high regard for the City of Sumner and all it has to offer. I have work experience in the public and private sectors and will bring this experience to the council. The regional nature of my job has allowed me interact with other municipalities in the region and see how they have managed their growth and fiscal challenges. Most importantly I have no party affiliation or political agenda. My goal is to work for the people of Sumner.
How much money do you expect your campaign to spend on this election? $2000
Official endorsements: None at this time.