Local community leader James Jeyaraj has launched his campaign to serve on the Auburn City Council. James has an extensive history as a community leader, volunteer and political activist in Auburn. Currently, in the aerospace industry, Jeyaraj has experience with project management, working with diverse teams and completing projects on time and under budget.
Originally from Singapore, Jeyaraj has called the Pacific Northwest home since 1985 and moved to Auburn in 2007. Since then, he has been active in the Auburn community as a board member for the City’s Parks and Recreation board as well as volunteering at various community events.
“Auburn is an amazing city with a ton of potential to continue to grow and attract new residents and businesses. However, in recent history, there has been a division in local politics. As your city councilmember, it is my pledge to work with the Mayor and my fellow councilmembers to put personal politics aside so we can move Auburn forward, together. We have big city problems that we are facing including homelessness, the opioid epidemic, affordable housing and improving the quality of life for our residents. It is going to take a true partnership between the city, residents and the business community to develop innovative solutions to make headway on these problems. I also think it is imperative we set benchmarks so our community members know we are actually making progress on these fronts and we have results to show,” said Jeyaraj.
“I want to work hard to bring jobs and economic opportunity home for our residents. But in order to continue to attract quality employers and new residents we need to make strategic investments to ensure Auburn is a place we are all proud to call home. This means we need to invest additional funds in public safety, repairing our roadways and sidewalks and ensuring we continue to have a vibrant parks system. These are amenities that new residents and businesses look at when looking for a new home. I want to create an Auburn that is welcoming to everyone and ensure it is a place where everyone sees an opportunity for themselves,” concluded Jeyaraj.
For more information on James and the campaign, please visit www.JamesforAuburn.com.
The above is a press release from James Jeyaraj for Auburn City Council. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents. To learn more about the upcoming 2019 election, and other candidates running for Auburn City Council, check out our Vote 2019 section.