Name: Robert (Bob) Baggett
Running For: City of Auburn City Council Position No. 7
Current Position: City of Auburn City Council Position No. 7
City: Auburn, Wa
Social Media: Facebook
PDC Page: ROBERT BAGGETT, 2019
Education: University of San Francisco, CA, Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Organizational Behavior
Endorsements: Mayor Nancy Backus, Mayor Leanne Guier (Pacific); Mayor Jim Ferrell (Federal Way)*, Mayor Jeff Wagner (Covington)*, Councilmember John Holman, Councilmember Bill Peloza*, Councilmember Claude DaCorsi*, Auburn City Council Candidate James Jeyaraj, UA 32 Plumbers & Pipe Fitters, Local 1352 Valley Professional Firefighters; Ray Vefik (Auburn School District)*
Public Statements Made by the Candidate:
Please note: any statements made by Baggett in his role as a City Councilmember will not be considered a public statement for the purposes of his campaign.
Baggett’s statement declaring run for re-election (posted on Facebook, Feb. 7th):
“As most of you already know, I have again thrown my hat in the ring to run for re-election to the Auburn City Council, Position #7 in 2019. I have now registered with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC), and during the month of May, will complete my registration with the King County and Pierce County Election’s Offices. Our city is a two county city and I want to thank those of you who cast your votes for me during the 2015 General Election, and I hope to continue to serve ALL of our residents in both counties and be your city’s voice in our 39-city region.
As I mentioned before, our city is growing with currently more than 80,000 residents, and there remains much work to be done as we move towards the 100,000 number in the next few years.
For the past three (3+) years, I have served as YOUR Councilmember and for 2018 as your Deputy Mayor. With council approval of our biennial budget for 2019-2020,
our Mayor and City Department Directors will continue to move our city forward. Just today, we broke ground on a new 7-story , mixed use building to be located directly across the street from the Merrill Gardens Retirement Center. This new building will be known as the Auburn Town Center, with retail on the ground floor and residences above. Another multi-story building is expected to break ground directly across Main Street from your City Hall perhaps this summer. Did I mention that we are growing?
On a very personal note, I again want to thank my lovely wife Pattee for her continued love and support, my many friends and colleagues at the city for their valued mentorship and guidance, and to the voters in our city who placed their confidence and trust in me in when I was elected to this office.
I will have so much more important information to share with everyone very soon as we move forward with the election process in 2019, so please stay tuned!! Thanks again!!”
Posted on Baggett’s campaign Facebook page: “I am seeking re-election to the Auburn City Council this year, because I want to continue to serve the citizens of Auburn. My 45-year career with The Boeing Company, in union and management positions, my 8-year prior service with the Auburn Planning Commission, and as an active leader and volunteer in the Auburn community, have prepared me to meet the continuing challenges as your Council representative. I continue to believe that we must be prepared to meet future growth with efficient and effective planning tempered with sound fiscal responsibility. During my first term as Councilmember and, as your Deputy Mayor, I supported a transparent government that listens to our residents. Our population has grown to more than 82,000, and I shared in the excitement to see the opening of our new Community and Event Center; our new hotels to support the growing tourism; and I continue to look forward to our city’s expansion thereby creating new businesses and prosperity for future generations to come. There is still much to do in the years ahead, and I ask for your vote and support so that together we can continue to make Auburn a place we all know is “More Than We Imagined.””
Posted on Baggett’s campaign Facebook page: “As most of you already know, it does take money to run an effective campaign and, if you can, I would like to know if I can count on you to help support my 2019 re-election campaign. There are many ways to help including a monetary contribution, help with fundraising and events, doorbelling, hosting a coffee hour, displaying a yard sign, make phone calls, march in a parade with me, help with social networking, or sending postcards to friends in Auburn. If you would like to donate to the campaign, please send your check to Committee to Re-Elect Robert Baggett to 30248 129th Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092, or if you prefer to use PayPal using a credit card, you can go on-line to [email protected] If you can help, please give me a call at 206-992-4464.
Thank you so much for your consideration of the above, and most importantly, YOUR VOTE IN NOVEMBER. Thanks again!!”