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Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer

Serving King County's District 7
Pete von Reichbauer
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Pete von Reichbauer
is pronounced :
Pete von-Rite-Bow-er


Serving the communities of Algona, Auburn, Federal Way, Pacific, Kent, Milton and unincorporated King County.

 




Welcome!

My name is Pete von Reichbauer, and I am honored to represent South King County on the King County Council. I am committed to advocating for your needs and the needs of our local communities.

As a citizen of the state of Washington, I take great pride in local community service and community engagement. My involvement as a past president of the Kiwanis Club, service as a founding member of the Auburn/Federal Way Boys and Girls Club’s board, my role as a founding board member of St. Francis Hospital, and my work with similar non-profit organizations has not only allowed me to better represent the people of King County’s District 7, but it has also brought me greater knowledge of our district and the concerns of each neighborhood.

I have been elected chair of the Regional Policy Committee and the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee. In addition to these assignments, I am also a member of the Committee of the Whole; the King County Ferry District; the King County Flood Control District; the Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee; and the Sound Transit Board of Directors. It is an honor to serve on each of these committees.

I welcome your calls, emails, letters, and suggestions! I am always open to the questions and concerns of the people whom I serve.

Thank you for visiting my webpage. Please come back again soon. 

Pete von Reichbauer
King County Councilmember 


Recent Events

von Reichbauer secures over 2,500 unclaimed glasses for the Auburn Lions ClubOver 2,500 unclaimed glasses secured for the Auburn Lions Club, benefitting families in need


“When I was first elected to the County Council I asked Metro what happened to the unclaimed eye glasses that are often left behind on their buses,” said Councilmember von Reichbauer. “I was told that the unclaimed glasses were thrown away. Since then I have collected thousands of prescription and sun glasses for donation to South King County organizations, helping families in need.”


Historical Brooklake Community Center

Pete, Federal Way pioneer Wendal Kuecker, and Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell discuss the historical site where much of Federal Way’s history began.Pete, Federal Way pioneer Wendal Kuecker, and Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell discuss the historical site where much of Federal Way’s history began.  The old Brooklake Community Center was donated to the City of Federal Way for the public to enjoy earlier this month.


March Good Eggs Breakfast


Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, Seattle Children’s South Sound clinic Director Katherine Flynn, Seattle Children’s Hospital CEO Thomas E. Hansen, M.D., King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, and Highline Community College President, Jack Bermingham.
Pictured left to right: Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, Seattle Children’s South Sound clinic Director Katherine Flynn, Seattle Children’s Hospital CEO Thomas E. Hansen, M.D., King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, and Highline Community College President, Jack Bermingham.
Councilmember von Reichbauer welcomes Seattle Children’s CEO Dr. Tom Hansen to South King County to discuss the new South Sound Seattle Children’s clinic planned near Highway 18 and I-5.

“Seattle Children’s is leading the way in research and treatment from childhood Lupus to pulmonary and cardiovascular care; we are lucky to have this world class facility opening in our South King County community,” said von Reichbauer. “Dr. Hansen understands the need to follow where his patients live, and I am pleased to welcome Seattle Children’s new clinic to South King County.”


 Image: King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, shows off his Seahawks Linocut print at the King County Courthouse.
King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, shows off his Seahawks Linocut print at the King County Courthouse.

Councilmember von Reichbauer Shows “12th Man” Spirit at the annual Green River Community College Painting with the Stars


King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer is featured in this years’ Painting with the Stars event at Green River Community College. Councilmember von Reichbauer’s work will support the Interurban Center for the Arts program, which helps provide art enrichment in local elementary schools.

During his time with local artist Lela Brugger, von Reichbauer expressed his Seahawk pride through a Linocut print.

“It is important to provide art programs to the students in our community, as it can be a vital tool in helping to shape a student’s developmental skills,” said von Reichbauer. “I’m happy to be able to support such a great cause while showing my Seahawks spirit.”

The “Painting with the Stars” event is an exciting fundraiser which helps visual arts enrichment in local elementary schools. The Interurban Center Arts program provides training materials and support to bring art enrichment to over 14,000 students every year.

 King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, Mayor Jim Ferrell, and members of the Federal Way City Councilmemers at the very first “Key to the City” presentation.

King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, Mayor Jim Ferrell, and members of the Federal Way City Councilmembers at the very first “Key to the City” presentation.

 King County Councilmember receives Federal Way’s first ever “Key to the City” from Mayor Jim Ferrell.

King County Councilmember receives Federal Way’s first ever “Key to the City” from Mayor Jim Ferrell.

Federal Way presents "Key to the City"

On Tuesday January 21st, 2014, King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer was presented with Federal Way’s first ever “Key to the City” by Mayor Jim Ferrell in recognition of his longtime service on behalf of South King County, and his effort to encourage Paul Allen to buy the Seattle Seahawks. Pete von Reichbauer previously represented Federal Way in the State Senate and now represents the city on the King County Council.


Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson speaks to South King County leaders at the monthly "Good Eggs" breakfast 

 State Senator Joe Fain, King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, Washington Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, Federal Way Deputy Mayor Jim Ferrell
Pictured left to right: State Senator Joe Fain, King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, Washington Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, Federal Way Deputy Mayor Jim Ferrell.
 Orion Aerospace CEO John Theisen, King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, State Senator Joe Fain, Green River Community College President Dr. Eileen Ely, Washington Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, Auburn Area Chamber Chair of the Board Byron Hiller.
Orion Aerospace CEO John Theisen, King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, State Senator Joe Fain, Green River Community College President Dr. Eileen Ely, Washington Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, Auburn Area Chamber Chair of the Board Byron Hiller.

Washington State Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson was the guest speaker at the monthly” Good Eggs Breakfast” in Auburn. Peterson discussed the prospects of passing a transportation package during the special session of the state legislature just called by the governor. She also addressed how to grow and maintain transportation infrastructure throughout the state, with special emphasis on the importance of the “Puget Sound Gateway Project,” which is WSDOT’s planned expansion of SR 167 and SR 509.

“Quality transportation infrastructure and efficient freight mobility are keys to economic growth and more jobs for our region. Today, this means completing SR 167 and SR 509,” said von Reichbauer. “I am thankful that Secretary Peterson recognizes the importance of this project to not only South King County, but the rest of Puget Sound and Washington State.”

“I am also glad to see Secretary Peterson working hard on other projects to reduce traffic congestion and increase safety,” continued von Reichbauer.  “Her team did a phenomenal job handling the Skagit River Bridge collapse, and they have been diligent in working on ways to prevent similar catastrophes from re-occurring.”

In order to promote dialogue and encourage regional unity, Councilmember von Reichbauer hosts a breakfast each month for local political, business, and education leaders. These Good Eggs Breakfasts provoke thought and build the relationships necessary to serve the diverse and evolving constituencies of South King County.

KIRO-TV Anchor Steve Raible and Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer welcome student leadership from Todd Beamer High School at the “Pay it Forward” breakfast for Reach Out Federal Way.
Pay it Forward Breakfast

KIRO-TV Anchor Steve Raible and Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer welcome student leadership from Todd Beamer High School at the “Pay it Forward” breakfast for Reach Out Federal Way.


O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals

Pacific Raceways, located in Kent, WA hosted the O’ Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals August 2-4, 2013. More than 100,000 race fans flocked to South King County to watch their race heroes compete.

The event was broadcast worldwide on ESPN and featured top drivers from the drag racing world.

 “I want to congratulate Pacific Raceways on a great weekend which brought significant visitors to South King County . More than 100,000 race fans came to South King County, stayed in our hotels, shopped in our stores, and ate in our restaurants, which in-turn brought in significant tax revenue to King County.”

 Pacific Raceways holds events 300 days a year and continues to have a positive economic impact on the region.

O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals
O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals
 O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals


GAO meeting held at King County International Airport

As Chair of the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee (GAO), in effort to bring government closer to the people, I ordered our August 1st committee meeting to be held at the King County International Airport, commonly known as Boeing Field.

King County International Airport is owned by King County and is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the county—used by aircraft of all sizes and types, and filling a wide range of recreational and commercial needs.

The airport is a base for over 150 businesses. The Museum of Flight, which features exhibits showcasing aviation history, is located at the airports south west corner.

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Thomas Jefferson High School Students honored for community service

TJHS studentsThomas Jefferson High School sophomore’s Kyleigh Carbon and Jacob Swanson were honored this week for their efforts to serve South King County communities. Kyleigh and Jacob are civic-minded teens that volunteered to paint upon discovering the lake Dolloff substation of the King County Sheriff’s office was in a state of disrepair. Along with other students, the pair rolled up their sleeves and got to work, painting the station and improving the appearance of the office.

In addition to their volunteer work painting, both students raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind, through the Auburn, WA club Training paws. When students receive a potential Guide Puppy, they raise and train the pup up to 16-18 months of age.

Kyleigh and Jacob are setting a great example for our local youth and represent their community well. Being involved in civic organizations at an early age builds a solid foundation for their future.”

In recognition for their community service both were presented tickets to Wild Waves by General Manager Todd Suchan to enjoy some fun in the sun before the school year returns.


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