Ken Stoker

Elected Experience
I served four years on the West Richland City Council

Other Professional Experience
PNNL: Six years as an Information Systems Analyst
Master Data Center: Seventeen years as Database Technical Implementation Specialist

WSU graduate: Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Information Systems, minor in Asian Studies with language studies in Japanese and Chinese.

Community Service
Richland Grid Kids Football (Assistant): 2008-09
Greater Richland Little League: 2005-06, 2008
Tri-Cities Girls Fastpitch Softball Association: 2007-2019

American Cancer Society–Relay for Life Committee
Benton/Franklin County Advocacy Chair: 2001-2006
Franklin County Online Chair: 2007-2013

Boy Scouts of America
Scoutmaster: 2002-2006
Varsity Scout Advisor: 2010-2012
Merit Badge Counselor
Eagle Scout: 1990


I consider myself a “Constitutional Originalist” in philosophy when considering the proper role of government. I stand behind the principles that this country was founded on and am a true student of our Founding Fathers and their philosophies. It has been my honor to have served you previously as one of your City Council members.

I believe in government that restricts itself to protecting the rights of every individual, including property rights. During my previous term, I fought for these rights throughout the city municipal code.

I am an advocate for allowing our citizens more capacity to participate in our city government. When first elected, Councilman Smart and myself took a stance on having first and second readings of agenda items to give the citizens time to understand and provide input on those topics. We advocated for extending more time during public comment for citizens to be able to fully express their thoughts to the council. Recently, discussions have highlighted how some members of your council prefer to think of themselves and their time rather than be keenly interested in hearing what citizens have to say and this disturbs me.

I would be honored to serve again.

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