Rosapepe, Jones vie for open Port Orchard City Council Position 2 seat | #socialmedia | #education | #technology | #infosec


Port Orchard City Council incumbent Jay Rosapepe faced two challengers in the Aug. 3 primary for the Position 2 seat currently held by Bek Ashby. Now, the current at-large member who is vying for a seat with a term of four years instead of two, faces one opponent in challenger Randy Jones, who came in second in the three-way August race.

Rosapepe received 58% of the vote during the primary, and Jones received 34%, with Alex Ayala coming in third with 7%. 

The Kitsap Sun asked candidates to submit answers to a questionnaire for the upcoming election, and their answers to those questions are printed as submitted.

Jay Rosapepe

Age: 67 

Current employment: Port Orchard City Councilmember

Q: What’s one thing in Port Orchard you see that could be improved?

A: My own personal issue is I wish more people would be involved in city government, from attending city council meetings to voting in off year elections and serving on city committees. I see a lot of negativity on social media that could be dispelled if people reached out to the city for answers and did not just assume that what is on social media is the truth. We have many hard-working people in city hall and out in the field who work tirelessly to update the city’s website, keep roads repaired, infrastructure working, and the community safe. But we cannot carry out the work of the city without informed community involvement. 


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