Erin Aboudara, Concerned Citizen and Community Leader
I am seeking your vote to represent you as your Hospital Commissioner.
I am running for Hospital Commissioner because like you and your neighbors, I’m very upset control of Valley Medical Center was taken away from our elected Commissioners and given to unelected Trustees appointed and controlled by UW Medicine who can raise your property taxes!
The UW Medicine-Valley Medical Center Alliance was a scheme devised by Valley’s CEO Rich Roodman to protect his million-dollar salary by turning control of Valley to Trustees appointed by UW Medicine who are completely unaccountable to us voters.
I support asking the legislature to return control of our hospital district to the voters who support Valley with our tax dollars!
I have deep roots in this district and graduated from Kentridge High School. I earned my BS degree from Seattle Pacific University and worked in healthcare prior to starting our family. Today I work at Kent School District in Special Education.
I have been married to Casey for over 21 years and we have two children who have attended Kent Schools.
I participate each year in the Seattle Walk for Autism Speaks and have been a PTA volunteer for years because these are issues important to my heart.
I am also a CERT (community emergency preparedness) volunteer in Renton/Fairwood.
In 2013 I was appointed by the County Council to the King County Women’s Advisory Board and helped create the County’s paid family leave policy. I also served as Vice President of our neighborhood association.
My daughter was born at Valley and my family’s doctors are at Valley. For many of us, Valley is an important community asset and we need to assure it benefits the community which supports Valley with our tax dollars.
Our “elected” Commissioners rather than “appointed” Trustees should be responsible for ensuring Valley provides high quality, affordable health care while remaining financially viable.
If you elect me as your commissioner, I’ll fight to return control of Valley to elected Commissioners and fight for high quality, affordable patient care!
I’d appreciate your vote! Thank you.