Meet the Candidates

Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners has invited Washington State Legislative and Senatorial candidates (including incumbents) seeking office in the 23rd, 26th and 35th Districts to a set of Meet the Candidates meetings leading up to the August Primary. 

“Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners is a non-profit, non-government organization whose membership is deeply concerned with laws and regulations affecting property rights. We invite you to attend one of two Board meetings where we will explain how we, with professional levels of expertise, can work with you for the best possible housing outcomes for your constituents. We would like to briefly hear from you on your qualifications for the position you seek, and to learn how we can work together.”

All twenty Legislative and Senatorial candidates (including incumbents) seeking office in the 23rd, 26th and 35th Districts are invited to participate at either the July 5th or July 12th Board Meetings.

July 5th is 12 to 3pm at the Home Builders Association building, 5251 Auto Center Way, Bremerton.

July 12th is 1 to 4 pm at Family Pancake House, 3900 Kitsap Way, Bremerton. 

July 28th at Family Pancake House at 6pm. All candidates for office are invited to present at the general member meeting July. Candidates who have already presented at a Board or general meeting need not attend, but are welcome at all meetings. 

We look forward to meeting you and wish you the best as you campaign.

Pat Ryan

369.592.4750 

June 30 Dinner Speakers County Commissioner Candidates

Meet the Kitsap County Commissioner Candidates

Josh Hinman

Kitsap, it’s time to come together. Crime is a growing concern. Homelessness is increasingly visible. We feel the division between neighbors growing. Children are faced with the challenge of adapting after two years of emotional and physical isolation. People are struggling to find affordable housing. Hope. Leadership. Connection. Community. Solutions.

https://www.togetherkitsap.com

Axel Strakeljahn

Axel Strakeljahn has been a lifelong resident of the Seattle Puget sound region, spending the past 30 years in Kitsap County. Axel was elected to the position of Port of Bremerton Commissioner in 2011 and reelected in 2017. As Commissioner he oversees and supports the CEO in all aspects of Port operations and leads the vision of business development at the Port. He is currently serving as Chair of the Central Puget Sound Economic Development District.

https://www.axelforkitsap.com

Family Pancake House 3900 Kitsap Way, Bremerton WA 98312 Thursday June 30, 5PM meet, greet, and order no-host dinner. 

Join us for discussion and interchange. More Info Pat (360)-692-4750

May 26: Dinner Speaker Drew MacEwen 35th Legislative District

Drew MacEwen was fist elected to the legislature in 2012. He is currently running for State Senator, seeking to fill Tim Sheldon’s seat.


Family Pancake House 3900 Kitsap Way, Bremerton WA 98312 Thursday May 26, 5PM meet, greet, and order no-host dinner. 

Join us for discussion and interchange. More Info Pat (360)-692-4750

President Biden Announces New Actions to Ease the Burden of Housing Costs

New Biden-Harris Administration Housing Supply Action Plan To Help Close the Housing Supply Gap in Five Years

As President Biden said last week, tackling inflation is his top economic priority. Today, President Biden is releasing a Housing Supply Action Plan to ease the burden of housing costs over time, by boosting the supply of quality housing in every community. His plan includes legislative and administrative actions that will help close America’s housing supply shortfall in 5 years, starting with the creation and preservation of hundreds of thousands of affordable housing units in the next three years. When aligned with other policies to reduce housing costs and ensure affordability, such as rental assistance and downpayment assistance, closing the gap will mean more affordable rents and more attainable homeownership for Americans in every community. This is the most comprehensive all of government effort to close the housing supply shortfall in history.

The Plan will help renters who are struggling with high rental costs, with a particular focus on building and preserving rental housing for low- and moderate-income families. The Plan’s policies to boost supply are an important element of bringing homeownership within reach for Americans who, today, cannot find an affordable home because there are too few homes for sale in their communities. And it will help reduce price pressures in the economy, as housing costs make up about one-third of of the market basket for inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

June 30: Dinner Speakers: Kitsap County Commissioner Cadidates

Our Dinner Speakers for June will be Josh Hinman and Axel Stakeljahn,  Candidates for Kitsap County Commissioner. The Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners holds a monthly dinner meeting on the last Thursday of the month at the Family Pancake House, 3900 Kitsap Way Bremerton Washington, at 6 PM.

Apr 28: Dinner Speaker Phil Cook Kitsap County Assessor

The primary role of the Assessor’s Office is to establish an assessed valuation of all real and personal property for tax purposes.


The Assessor’s office appraises property both by physical inspection and by market activity. Washington State Law mandates that property must be physically inspected at least once every six years, with annual review and update based on sales analysis.

Family Pancake House 3900 Kitsap Way, Bremerton WA 98312 Thursday April 28, 5PM meet, greet, and order no-host dinner. 

Join us for discussion and interchange. More Info Pat (360)-692-4750

Mar 31: Dinner Speaker Jack Hamilton

Our Dinner Speaker for March will be our own Jack Hamilton. He will be discussing the last election’s failed school bond levy. 

Family Pancake House 3900 Kitsap Way, Bremerton WA 98312 Thursday March 31, 5PM meet, greet, and order no-host dinner.

Join us for discussion and interchange. More Info Pat (360)-692-4750

May 26: Dinner Speaker Drew MacEwen 35th Legislative District

Drew MacEwen was fist elected to the legislature in 2012. He is currently running for State Senator, seeking to fill Tim Sheldon’s seat.


Family Pancake House 3900 Kitsap Way, Bremerton WA 98312 Thursday May 26, 5PM meet, greet, and order no-host dinner. 

Join us for discussion and interchange. More Info Pat (360)-692-4750

Apr 28: Dinner Speaker Kitsap County Assessor Phil Cook

Family Pancake House 3900 Kitsap Way, Bremerton WA 98312 Thursday April 28, 5PM meet, greet, and order no-host dinner. 

Join us for discussion and interchange. More Info Pat (360)-692-4750

Feb 24: Dinner Speaker Travis Couture

Our Dinner Speaker for February will be Travis Couture 2022 candidate for WA State House District 35 Position 2. 

Family Pancake House 3900 Kitsap Way, Bremerton WA 98312 Thursday February 24, 5PM meet, greet, and order no-host dinner.

Join us for discussion and interchange. More Info Pat (360)-692-4750

I’m running to represent the 35th District because, like many, I’m worried about what my kids will learn in school in the future. I’m concerned about the ever-increasing and unfair taxation being placed on us from Olympia, and I’m concerned about the safety of our district as short-sighted policies seek to keep our great men and women in uniform from doing their job of protecting us from rising crime. Like most, I am concerned about the drug and homeless epidemic that ravages our streets. I am frustrated about the lack of respect for our civil liberties that threaten such things as free speech and gun rights.

I have the experience and the fire to go to Olympia and fight for common sense and begin to solve these problems. I hope you will join me on this journey to bring some common sense and stability back to the State Capitol.

With over a decade of community involvement in the 35th Legislative District that included serving as the elected Chairman of the Mason County Republican Party, Travis has been involved as a trusted leader and critical voice in local politics.

In his professional capacity as a senior employee of the world’s largest defense contractor, Travis works at Naval Submarine Base Kitsap in Silverdale, assisting the U.S. Navy with protecting the Nation. 

Travis earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University