Milton

Mayor

PCYD's Endorse Shanna Styron Sherrell

One candidate running for this position responded to our questionnaire:
Shanna Styron Sherrell

One candidate did not respond to our questionnaire:
Debra Perry
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Sanctuary Status

Do you support Sanctuary Status for the area you would represent? Please explain.

Shanna Styron Sherrell

Yes

Yes. This is not a YES or NO answer for me. Sanctuary City is a new term to many of us, including myself. I don’t believe in breaking the law, but I also don’t believe in the way our current President has handled immigration. I’m against putting the fear of deportation and possible family break-up among those who are in the country illegally. I’d like to see our federal, state and local governments work together to refine our immigration policies.

PCYD & WA Democrats Resolutions

What resolutions from PCYDs or the WA Democrat State Party do you align with?
(PCYD: Decline to Sign I-1552, Petition: Tacoma City Council: Protect Undocumented Immigrants #HereToStay)

Shanna Styron Sherrell

I support the additional funding for the Washington State foster care system. We must take care of these children and slashing funding will not work. We need adequate funds for social workers, foster homes, social services, subsidized child care and early learning programs.

Goals & Needs of Constituency

If you could achieve three accomplishments in your coming term, what would they be?

Shanna Styron Sherrell

First and foremost, I want to create a City Hall that is functional, transparent and welcoming to our citizens. Without a properly managed City Hall, there is no way we can be a productive city. Second, will come a realistic budget. With functionality and a proper budget, I then hope to tackle the tasks that are needed. I hope to be able add sidewalks to major roads in my first term.

What are the top five needs of your constituency?

Shanna Styron Sherrell

*Transparency in our City Hall, including communication and website
*Safety in the form of properly staffed Police Department, improve and build sidewalks & crosswalks, and properly maintained roadways
*Businesses that enhance our city
*Park space & enhancements
*Keeping the small town feel while advancing to the future

Connecting with Young People

How do you plan to involve the voices and needs of young people?

Shanna Styron Sherrell

I'm 100% open to the involvement of youth & the younger generation! They are the future. One thing I'd like start are internships and volunteer programs in our city geared toward the younger generations.

Police-Minority Relations

Do you have any plans for improving police-minority relations? Please explain your response.

Shanna Styron Sherrell

Yes

Yes. Milton has a top-notch Police Department! They are connected with the community and there is a mutual respect both ways. I have not seen or heard of struggles in Milton with police-minority relations. Should they come up, I’ll work with the MPD and the community to find a solution.

Homelessness

How will you advocate for the homeless population? Including in regards to city camp sweeps and voting rights?

Shanna Styron Sherrell

We can not deny that Washington State has a homeless problem. I believe that homeless camps are a mask and not a solution. We must support programs that will help them regain their self-worth and become productive citizens. Job training, drug & alcohol treatment, mental health services and social services are all necessary.

Net Neutrality & Internet Privacy

Would you advocate for Net Neutrality on a Federal Level? Please explain your response.
Note: There was an error when creating the questionnaire that originally required a 2250 character response. Any additional characters candidates added as filler only have been removed.

Shanna Styron Sherrell

Yes

Yes. Net Neutrality is a topic I have not read or heard a lot about. I need to research it before I can speak on the topic. You must select Yes or No, but I can’t say either way.

How would you protect people in your area from having their info sold through ISP?

Shanna Styron Sherrell

I do everything in my power to keep certain personal information private. It’s disheartening to think that my web browser history could be sold. I’m not up to speed on this topic, so more research will need to be done on my part.

Incumbency, PCYD's Involved & Campaign Consultants

Are you an incumbent to this position?

Shanna Styron Sherrell

No

Do you have any staff from PCYDs currently working or volunteering for you? If so, what are their names?

Shanna Styron Sherrell

No

No

What consultants for this current campaign have you worked/collaborated with?

Shanna Styron Sherrell

None