Sumner

Sumner

One candidate running for this position responded to our questionnaire:
Melony Pederson

One candidate did not respond to our questionnaire:
Ronald (Ron) Haines
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Sanctuary Status

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

Melony Pederson

Yes

Yes. I support providing a safe place for families in times of transition and need.

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)

Melony Pederson

Decline to Sign is close to my heart. Its been difficult seeing the country deal with this non-issue in the manor in which they have. I appreciate the language in #HeretoStay and agree that issues are much better solved when dealing with the root issue rather than the symptom. Let's protect these families while removing the roadblocks to a legal status.

Goals & Needs of Constituency

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

Melony Pederson

Engaging City Council Meetings, Removing legalese from Development notifications, Providing a clear neighborhood investment plan

What are the top five needs of your constituency?

Melony Pederson

Clearly I'll find out more as I have the opportunity to doorbell in the coming months, but on the surface it appears to be easing traffic, development outreach, marketability as a city, deep engagement and safety.

Connecting with Young People

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

Melony Pederson

I would love to see more interaction with the School District, there's so much great work going on already and there just needs to be a better bridge in some cases. First would be learning the existing systems in place, then working with the High School's leadership program to a Middle School Assembly to an Elementary School Neighborhood Building Day. At each one of these types of events it shows our youth we care about them and they deserve a seat at the table as well.

Police-Minority Relations

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

Melony Pederson

Yes

Yes. Always. Coming from one of the most segregated cities in the country this is a passion of mine.

Homelessness

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

Melony Pederson

While we don't have homelessness on the level of camp sweeping in Sumner its still an issue and especially for our youth that needs to continue to be addressed.

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.

Melony Pederson

Yes

Yes. Everyone deserves equal access, basic principle. Corporations should not be able to leave pockets of our citizens out who are deemed unworthy for any reason.

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

Melony Pederson

I have no idea and am eager to research and learn more about whats possible here.

Incumbency, PCYD's Involved & Campaign Consultants

Are you an incumbent to this position?

Melony Pederson

No

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

Melony Pederson

No

Nope

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

Melony Pederson

None