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Kitsap CITY OF BREMERTON Mayor

Term: 4 yearSalary: $107,000The mayor shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the city, in charge of all departments and employees, with authority to designate assistants and department heads. He or she shall see that all laws and ordinances are faithfully enforced and that law and order is maintained in the city, and shall have general supervision of the administration of city government and all city interests. The mayor essentially serves as both the leader in name of the city, and the day-to-day active city manager.
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    Patty Lent (NP) Mayor of Bremerton

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    Greg Wheeler (NP) City Councilmember

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Phone (360) 471-1007
Email lentformayor@gmail.com
Town where you live Bremerton, WA
Experience (300 characters max) Kitsap County Commissioner 2003 – 2006, Mayor of Bremerton 2010 – Present
The last eight years have been a difficult time for our city and nation. When I first took office the city was facing a four million dollar deficit, our economy was teetering on the brink of collapse and residents were losing their homes to foreclosure. Working together we made tough decisions, balanced the budget and restarted our local economy. I am proud of the fact that crime in nearly every category has gone down every year since I have been in office. Rather than running against my opponent I am running to continue the progress that we have made in the last eight years. I would be proud to receive your vote.
Without the hard work and dedication of the City Council, Bremerton would not have overcome all of the problems we faced over the last eight years. Although we have had some policy differences, I have had a great working relationship with the City Council and will continue to work with them in my next term of office.
Two options that I would like to pursue is number one, support Bremerton Housing Authority and continuing to purchase and upgrade apartment units for low income families. Secondly, to work with Habitat for Humanity and Community Framework to have financial institutions deed over houses in foreclosure so that we can demolish or remodel them for low income housing.This would be a win/win situation for the banks who could write off these underwater mortgaged houses. It would also allow the City to increase our affordable stock of housing and help the residents who need assistance the most.
Phone (360) 204-0564
Email gregwheelerformayor@gmail.com
Town where you live Bremerton
Experience (300 characters max) Biography – Elected Experience: Proudly served 8 years on the Bremerton City Council; three consecutive years as Council President. I have represented Bremerton on PSRC Growth Management Policy Board, Police Pension Board, CENCOM Policy Board, and KEDA Board of Directors. Navy veteran, retired civil
With my educational background, career experience, and years of community service, I believe I’m uniquely qualified to lead Bremerton into a prosperous, sustainable future. Our city is ready for new, progressive leadership that will focus on ensuring all of Bremerton’s families, neighborhoods, parks, and businesses thrive – not just today, but for generations to come. I have specific plans to promote business development and economic activity that will result in a number of positive benefits, primarily increased job opportunities and improved infrastructure for our neighborhoods. I also have a specific plan for Bremerton to utilize innovation and technology to make data driven decisions for reducing energy consumption, eliminating waste, measuring progress, and establishing long term budgets. Properly managing energy, water, and waste can result in significant cost savings while reducing environmental impacts at the same time.
Increased communication is the key to strengthening ties. I will make it a policy to ensure that any new developments I learn are shared as soon as possible. City Council Members should never receive information for the first time through local media. It will be my job as the Mayor of the City of Bremerton to ensure lines of communication are open with the council.
The city must continue to partner with the Bremerton Housing Authority to ensure housing assistance is prioritized. City planning should include strategies to increase housing through zoning and streamlined permitting. Improved public transit and job opportunities should be included in any discussions of affordability.

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