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Richard Mitchell: County Council #6, King County

Richard Mitchell possesses a deep knowledge, commitment, and passion for the environmental issues that affect not only his community, but the broader region as well. He supports improving mass transit options, including expanding light rail across the Eastside. Richard also played a vocal role in putting pressure on the County Council to pass the $20 car tab fee to secure supplemental funding for Metro Transit. On a broader level, he has also displayed a well-versed understanding of the connection between environmental and socioeconomic issues, echoing the Sierra Club's movement for environmental justice. By leading on smart development decisions to increase density and reduce sprawl, Richard's leadership will help drive that focus on the County Council. http://electrichardmitchell.com/