John Wilson, King County Assessor, and Renée Sunde, WR CEO and President
Washington Retail President/CEO Renée Sunde, board member Blake Garfield, and Retail Industry Coalition of Seattle director John Engber, joined a crowd of 300 to help King County Assessor John Wilson launch his reelection campaign.
After the crowd heard words of praise for Wilson—and some well-directed jokes at his expense—from Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and King County Executive Dow Constantine, the County Assessor discussed his work on property taxes. He highlighted his efforts to make property taxes less harmful for seniors trying to stay in their homes and small businesses. Constantine also talked about a webpage he launched that enables King County residents to see exactly how much a ballot initiative or referendum would raise the property taxes on their specific home. He committed to continue finding new ways to help taxpayers if reelected this November.