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James Jeyaraj

JAMES
JEYARAJ

RE-ELECT

AUBURN CITY COUNCIL

Doing
what's
right
for
Auburn.

ABOUT JAMES

About
James Jeyaraj
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James was born and raised in Singapore where he served in the Singapore Armed Forces. Moving to Washington State in 1985 to continue his education, he received an AAS in Computer Network Technology from Renton Technical College and a BA in Organizational Management from Whitworth University.

James became a citizen of the United States in 1993 and worked at Honeywell and Korry Electronics. He continue to work in Aerospace at The Lighthouse for the Blind.

James choses to live in Auburn because he believes it's an amazing city with a ton of potential for economic opportunity for residents and businesses. He became initially involved in the city as a member of the Parks and Recreation Board and as a volunteer at various community events.

James is Deputy Mayor and has served on the council for four years. He is proud to be part of the most diverse city council in the city's history and so many accomplishments have been achieved together - including the resolution brought forward by James to affirm the city's support to access abortion last year after Roe Vs Wade was overturned. 

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ENDORSED BY

SEIU 775
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Human Voters of Washington
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47th LD
MLK Labor
King County Democrats
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ORGANIZATIONS:

King County Democrats

30th Democratic LD

31st Democratic LD

47th Democratic LD

MLK Labor Council

Service Employees International Union 775

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

OPEIU 8

Seattle King County Realtors 

Humane Voters of Washington

Alliance For Gun Responsibility 

CONGRESSMAN:

Adam Smith, 9th District

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL:

Bob Ferguson, Washington State

SENATORS:

Claire WilsonState Senator

Karen KeizerState Senator

Claudia KauffmanState Senator

REPRESENTATIVES:

Chris Stearns, State Representative

Jamila TaylorState Representative

COUNTY EXECUTIVE:

Dow Constantine, County Executive of King County

 

KING COUNTY COUNCIL:

Claudia BalducciKing County Council Member

MAYORS:

Troy Linnell, Mayor City of Algona

Jeff Wagner, Mayor City of Covington

Jan Molinaro, Mayor City of Enumclaw

Jim Ferrell, Mayor City of Federal Way

Mary Lou Pauley, Mayor City of Issaquah

Leann Guier, Mayor City of Pacific

Sue-Ann Hohimer, Mayor City of Normandy Park

Armando Pavone, Mayor City of Renton

Jake Simpson, Mayor City of SeaTac

Victoria Woodards, Mayor City of Tacoma

DEPUTY MAYORS:

Traci Buxton, Deputy Mayor City of Des Moines

Betsy Robertson, Deputy Mayor City of Shoreline

Kristina Walker, Deputy Mayor City of Tacoma

 

AUBURN CITY COUNCIL:

Robert Baggett, Council-member City of Auburn

Cheryl Rakes, Council-member City of Auburn

Kate Baldwin, Council-member City of Auburn

Larry Brown, Council-member City of Auburn

Robyn Mulenga, Council-member City of Auburn

CURRENT & FORMER AUBURN OFFICIALS:

Pete Lewis, Former Mayor City of Auburn

Claude De Corsi, Former Deputy Mayor City of Auburn

John Holman, Former Council-member City of Auburn

Fred Poe, Former Council-member City of Auburn

Dan O'Neil, ​Former Police Chief City of Auburn

Arlista Holman, Auburn School District President

Gerald Smiley, MLB Pitcher (Texas Rangers)

 

SURROUNDING CITY COUNCIL:

Christi Keith, Council-member City of  Edgewood

​Jenna Nand,  Council-member City of  Edmonds

Lydia Assefa, Council-member City of Federal Way

Susan Honda, Council-member City of Federal Way

Bryan Yambe, Council-member City of Fife

Angela Kugler, Council-member City of Kenmore

Brenda Fincher, Council-member City of Kent

Satwinder Kaur, Council-member City of Kent

Marli Larimer, Council-member City of Kent

Amy Falcone, Council-member City of Kirkland

Iris Guzman, Council-member City of SeaTac

Peter Kwon, Council-member City of SeaTac

Chris Roberts, Council-member City of Shoreline

Betsy Wilkerson, Council-member City of Spokane

Catherine Uska, Council-member City of Tacoma

Joe Bushnell, Council-member City of Tacoma

John Hines, Council-member City of Tacoma

Kathy Hougardy, Council-member City of Tukwila

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PRIORITIES

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ECONOMIC GROWTH

The city has had some successes on developing our economy in my short time on the council, but I'll be the first to admit that there has been some stagnation. Part of this is that we're still navigating a new world since the crest of the pandemic, but we need to do more to promote our city as a welcoming place for business.

 

We have the tools to grow good-paying jobs here with our community college as a pipeline for skilled labor in manufacturing and service industries. My message to job creators will continue to be that Auburn is open for business and use my office to attract lucrative opportunities for our city's economic vitality.

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PUBLIC

SAEFTY

Solving our feelings of danger in our own neighborhoods is a long road and needs several pieces to be successful. This is priority number one for me on the city council.

Our police are doing everything they can. Being understaffed isn't helping the issue. We need to urgently manage problem areas where the most violence is taking place. I do welcome the updated pursuit law, but it's not enough to solve the problem. We need more community policing, better data tracking, increased bicycle patrols focused on community engagement, and to bring response times down. I'm committed to collaborating with our police and city council to fix these issues.

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AFFORDABLE

HOUSING

The crisis of affordable housing isn't exclusive to Auburn and the whole region has a lot of work to do to maintain and build the kind of housing that will keep up with our growing families and population.

Right now, we are working on a comprehensive plan to meet the growth for the next 20 years. In this plan, we have strategies to build more multi-family housing, which will drive new infrastructure projects.

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VALUES

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MISSION &

VISION

Mission 

Doing what's right for Auburn

Vision 

So everyone can enjoy working, playing, & living

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Integrity

I will uphold the highest standards of honesty and transparency in my actions.

 

Excellence

I will strive for excellence in my endeavors, continuously seeking improvement to delivering high-quality services for our residents.

 

Collaboration

I will emphasize the power of partnerships and collaboration to collectively address challenges and achieve common goals.

 

Equity

I will promote fairness, justice, and equal opportunities regardless of one's background, ensuring that everyone has access to the resources our city offers.

 

Compassion

I will commit to the welfare of those who are vulnerable and in need of support.

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VALUES

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