Commissioner Pos. 4
PCYD's Endorse Kristin Ang
Both candidates running for this position responded to our questionnaire:
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Do you support Sanctuary Status for the area you would represent? Please explain.
Yes. These aggressive immigration enforcement policies is counterproductive and plain harassment towards immigrant communities. These diverse communities contribute to our county. We want to encourage immigration populations to work with law enforcement without fear of deportation. Aggressive enforcement simply fills up the detention centers making their corporate owners wealthier. The immigration courts are already backlogged. A lot of these cases will qualify for relief, but not before using court resources and cause suffering on immigrant families. If their case does not qualify, families will be separated.
Yes. I was born and raised on a farm and still have an interest in agricultural issues and this is a big one. I believe we must get past punishment discussion on undocumented workers and recognize we need a pathway to recognize their contribution to and the role they play in our economy. We need to get them to a lawful citizenship status like some form of community service for a limited period of time. This excludes any persons involved in criminal activity.
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)
I am against discrimination.
Creating family wage jobs is a priority for me.
Goals & Needs of Constituency
If you could achieve three accomplishments in your coming term, what would they be?
1) Environmental stewardship and sustainability.
2) Change the culture at the Port to foster genuine transparency and high public engagement.
3) Prioritize the health and safety of Pierce County residents.
Grow family wage jobs in Pierce County by 5%, right-size our maritime terminals to accommodate larger vessels and adopt a sustainable policy with a focus on clean air, clean water and no export of fossil fuels on port land..
What are the top five needs of your constituency?
1) Restore trust in government, particularly the Port Commission.
2) Constituents want to be heard and have a say on the development of public lands.
3) Health and Safety -reduction in pollution and the moving away from fossil fuel industry exports and high impact projects.
5) Improvement and investment in infrastructure at the Port and the roads.
Good paying jobs, good schools, access to educational opportunities after high school, affordable housing and adequate transportation systems
Connecting with Young People
How do you plan to involve the voices and needs of young people?
1) Social Media
2) Public forums / speaking engagements at schools and organizations.
3) Student internships and job fairs.
One way is to participate in job fairs targeted specifically to high school students. I will continue to be a major supporter of the Sea Scouts and educational programming in the Seaport Museum. Student internships are also a great way to get involved in the maritime industry.
Do you have any plans for improving police-minority relations? Please explain your response.
No. I would suggest diversifying the police force, de-escalation techniques and minimization of force training for law enforcement, community relationship building, and evaluation of terry stops /police interaction with citizens.
No. This seems to be more specific to city government positions.
How will you advocate for the homeless population? Including in regards to city camp sweeps and voting rights?
This seems to be more specific to city government positions. I will however continue to support local entities like the Metropolitan Development Council because they provide programs like Housing First.
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.
Yes. Cable and phone companies should NOT get to decide the speed and access of information. I am for open internet and communicating freely.
Yes. This appears to be a good question for city government positions. I generally favor a regulatory role to ensure internet access is provided on an equal basis to all users.
How would you protect people in your area from having their info sold through ISP?
I would need to consult tech experts.
This seems to be more specific to city government positions.
Incumbency, PCYD's Involved & Campaign Consultants
Are you an incumbent to this position?
Do you have any staff from PCYDs currently working or volunteering for you? If so, what are their names?
No, not currently. I welcome them to volunteer and join my campaign!
None at this time but would welcome their help.
What consultants for this current campaign have you worked/collaborated with?
John Winkler of Columbia Communications