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Re-Elect Kelly
Smith Johnston

Centralia City Council
Position 2 At Large

Caring. Committed. Coalition-Builder.

Promoting a Strong Centralia: strong families, strong partnerships, strong economy and safe and secure community. 

Why I'm Running

My name is Kelly Smith Johnston

I keep my promises.

Four years ago, I pledged:

  1. To improve cooperation between the City and our economic development partners. Today, our partnerships are strong and effective, supporting small business and developing the clean energy economy.  

  2. To set policies that encourage people to live here. I led the Lewis County Housing Summit and worked to address the housing issue. Today, we have a healthy housing pipeline with more than 700 units planned of all types of housing – transitional to full market rate. The new emergency shelter will be more accessible and effective for people in need, while also located away from downtown.

  3. To create opportunities for people to engage their City leaders. Today, grassroots organizations are thriving. We have students on our Parks Board and representation is high on our Boards and Commissions. The public knows when we meet, what we're meeting about and how to make comment. 

The next four years, I pledge to make Centralia Strong.

I will invest in strong families, strong partnerships, strong economy, built upon a commitment to a safe and secure community for a strong future. We need to address crime, congestion, and a rising mental health and drug crisis. We need to bring joy and success into our community.

I love Centralia, I love our grit and I believe in our future.

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Telling Centralia's Story

Speech Transcripts

A sure way to get to know a candidate is to know what they say to various groups. Here you can download speeches Mayor Kelly has given to learn more about how she leads in a variety of situations. 

2023 Women in Business Summit with the Economic Alliance

2023 Hydrogen Hub Press Conference

2022 Hydrogen Symposium

2022 Greenwood Cemetery Rededication

2023 Five Reasons to Believe in Centralia

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