A Tacoma for All

Everyone deserves access to an education, a good job, and a place to live. It seems basic, but these are out of reach or slipping away for far too many in Tacoma. I’m running because the challenges facing our city are great and we need leaders with a vision who are focused on long-term solutions.

A Tacoma for All

Everyone deserves access to an education, a good job, and a place to live. It seems basic, but these are out of reach or slipping away for far too many in Tacoma. I’m running because the challenges facing our city are great and we need leaders with a vision who are focused on long-term solutions.

Why I'm Running

I’m a planner and a listener. As a leader of a non-profit, I’ve built coalitions and solved tough problems. As Tacoma grows, we must manage growth in a way that doesn’t exacerbate the wealth gap and displace people. A thriving business community, well cared for workers and a healthy environment aren't mutually exclusive. I’ll work to create more opportunity for all by closing the equity gaps and disparities that exist for people of color and vulnerable communities.

For the last decade I’ve worked to improve public transportation so more Tacomans can embrace opportunities (a job across town), have more time with our kids (less traffic) and be more connected to our neighborhoods and each other.

I will work to make positive change in our community. Please contact me with your ideas and concerns. I want to hear from you. While we may not always agree, I promise to listen and keep an open mind.

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Important Issues facing Tacoma

Improving transportation

Tacoma’s economic vitality, environmental and personal health, and community well being all lie in improving transportation. Connecting our neighborhoods will ensure everyone can access everything Tacoma has to offer and be an investment in safe access to schools. I’ve been improving our transportation for the past 8 years as the leader of a non-profit and will continue to make this a priority on the Council.

Affordable housing

I’ve lived in the Central neighborhood for 12 years and believe our diverse neighborhoods and vibrant communities are why Tacoma is special. As Tacoma grows, I’ll work to prevent families and seniors from being priced out of their homes and neighborhoods.

Accessible education

I send my two kids to public school and my husband is a high school teacher. I'll work to address challenges facing our schools to ensure every Tacoman has equitable access to a quality education. I'll be a partner to our local schools so that we can provide in and out of school programs that support students.

Expanding Economic Opportunity

We must grow our economy by attracting new businesses that will create good-paying local jobs. We must also support local entrepreneurs and foster start-ups. I'll work to open doors of opportunity by investing more in skills training and bring down the cost of college.

Environment

It’s essential that we continue to protect access to our local parks, beaches and other green spaces for future generations. Working to improve transportation options has been my priority for the past 8 years at Downtown On the Go. On the council, I will continue to combat climate change and implement the city's Environmental Action Plan.

Preventing gun violence

Gun violence is preventable and what is lacking is the political courage. In Washington state, someone is killed by a gun every 14 hours. As a mother of two young children, a wife of a teacher, and a member of a community where lives are lost unnecessarily, I will do everything in my power to help prevent gun violence and be a positive voice for responsible gun ownership.

Help Kristina fight for the issues that matter most!

Endorsements

  • US Representative Derek Kilmer
  • US Representative Adam Smith
  • Mayor Victoria Woodards
  • Councilmember Chris Beale
  • Councilmember Anders Ibsen
  • Councilmember Ryan Mello
  • Councilmember Robert Thoms
  • Councilmember Catherine Ushka
  • Councilmember Derek Young
  • Scott Heinze, Tacoma School Board Member
  • T'wina Franklin, Tacoma Urban League CEO
  • Lauren Walker, Former City Councilmember
  • Councilmember Marty Campbell
  • Representative Laurie Jinkins, 27th District
  • Representative Jake Fey, 27th District
  • Representative Mari Levitt, 28th District
  • Senator Jeannie Darneille, 27th District
  • Metro Parks Commissioner Erik Hanberg
  • Former City Councilmember Justin Camarata
  • Metro Parks Commissioner Andrea Smith
  • Representative Beth Doglio, 22nd District
  • Transportation for Washington
  • Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii
  • Tacoma Educators Association
  • UFCW 21
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Business PAC
  • Pat Nagle
  • Andrew Strobel, Planning Commission
  • Evelyn Lopez
  • Dr. Anthony Chen
  • ATU 587
  • Washington Conservation Voters
  • Karen Smitherman
  • Alliance for Gun Responsibility
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS
  • Jasmyn Jefferson
  • Jeannie C. Mitchell
  • IBEW 483
  • Alice Phillips
  • NARAL Pro-choice Washington
  • Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund
  • Teamsters Local 313
  • Joint Council of Teamsters 28
  • Pierce County Joint Labor Council
  • The Black Collective
  • Indivisible Tacoma
  • Washington Bikes
  • National Women's Political Caucus
  • Equal Rights Washington
  • IBEW 76