Edgewood City Councilmember Nate Lowry files for 31st District House seat

Edgewood City Councilmember Nate Lowry files for 31st District House seat

Edgewood, WA – Edgewood City Councilmember and former Planning Commissioner Nate Lowry filed with the Secretary of State to run for State Representative from the 31st Legislative District today. The seat is currently held by Morgan Irwin who was appointed to the seat in January.

“The residents of the 31st District deserve strong leadership. They deserve someone who will go to Olympia and stand up for their schools, their health care, their pocketbook, and their community’s small businesses,” said Lowry. “Our district has lost that voice and I will go to Olympia and fight for our residents.”

Lowry was elected to the Edgewood City Council in 2015 and previously served on the City of Edgewood Planning Commission from 2012 becoming vice chair in 2013 until his election to the City Council. On the City Council, Lowry has worked to protect small businesses along Edgewood’s development corridor and saved taxpayers $230,000 on the refinancing of City Hall in addition to improving public safety in the area by adding police officer coverage in the community.

In kicking off his campaign, Lowry announced a series of mini town halls he’ll be hosting throughout the district to hear directly from constituents on the issues they want addressed in Olympia – ranging from making our tax system fairer to education funding to fixing transportation. The first town hall will be held Saturday, May 20th in Urban Timber Coffee, Microbrew & Wine in Sumner at 10 am.

“People are frustrated with their government. They do not feel heard or represented,” Lowry said. “I want our residents to know I am responsive, dedicated, and will be a strong voice in Olympia for the people of the 31st district.”

Lowry was born and raised in North Hill/Edgewood area and attended Puyallup public schools. After working his way through college and earning his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Washington State University, Lowry began working for several design-build companies out of college. He eventually moved up to work for a Top 150 nationally-recognized multi-disciplinary engineering firm earning his Landscape Architect license in 2010. He started two small businesses during the recession specializing in commercial fencing and landscape architecture design. After weathering the worst of the recession and creating jobs with his small businesses, Lowry went back to full time work at a landscape architecture design-build firm in December of 2014.

For a full schedule of the town halls and for more information about the campaign, please visit www.electnatelowry.com.

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