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Katy Steele Barone

Running for Kent County Commission, District 12
Election: Aug. 7, 2018

I am a 37-year-old mother of three, my most recent work has been as an Office Manager after, serving and bartending most of my life. I was a huge supporter of Bernie Sanders and have been involved in local politics since the 2016 primary. I am currently a Wyoming City Housing Commissioner where I am generally the only Commissioner who advocates for the homeless and the poor in a diverse city that is mostly employed and controlled by the right. I have also helped my community by advocating to the Airport board for PFAS residential well testing for residents in the area surrounding the airport and advocating to shut down line 5. I was recently arrested in a direct action when we organized with the local and national Cosecha Movimiento to shut down our County Commission meeting and occupy the ICE office before we eventually sat down in an intersection, blocking traffic, to protest our local county jail's contract with ICE.