Jim Millbauer for Kennewick

jim millbauer for kennewick city council • Position 7

a vibrant economy A safe community people first

Jim Millbauer for Kennewick
Jim Millbauer for Kennewick

Why am I Running for Office?

The only solution for moving forward is working together as one community.

Deciding to run for City Council was an easy decision because Kennewick has been my community for over 32 years, and I want to see the city of Kennewick prosper and succeed!

You might be asking yourself, why should I vote for Jim Millbauer as my next elected official for Kennewick City Council? I have spent my career as a professional pipefitter with UA Local 598, and for the last 21 years, I have proudly served and represented hard working men and women at Hanford as a Project Steward. I am also a problem-solver who listens, creates opportunities for collaboration, and finds solutions that work for everyone. You can be sure that I am capable of leading the way in bringing people together, so that we can put Kennewick in a position to succeed. 

My career is not only a job to me, it is a reflection of my values and of the importance of serving others. This has always been an important part of my life. For this reason, I extensively volunteer on a variety of boards and for organizations such as united way, bikes for tikes, and after school matters. Volunteering also supports my strong belief that we all need to do our part in making Kennewick a more thriving community! 

On November 5th, your support will mean coming together to listen to one another and problem-solve, while finding solutions that work for everyone. I promise to bring my leadership and negotiating experience to the table and work with all of my fellow city council members to ensure that Kennewick remains prosperous.  

We can accomplish this by creating more opportunity for economic development, making public safety a priority, and working on building a better community, through projects that support responsible growth. Over the course of this campaign, my team and I have knocked on hundreds of doors. Kennewick residents have voiced their concerns and views about the issues that matter most to them. I have heard them and will tackle the tough issues facing our city including mental health, homelessness, and addiction. I can’t emphasize enough that the only solution for moving forward is working together as one community. I respectfully ask for your support and vote, so that together, we make Kennewick the safe, welcoming, and thriving community that it is!!!





Jim Millbauer for Kennewick

I Support…


A strong city is one with a vibrant economy that promotes job creation.

Small Business

Investing in small business incubators and programs to sustain existing companies and incentivize new businesses.


Developing local infrastructure to position Kennewick for continued recruitment and expan-sion of business (retail, service oriented, industrial) and residential development.


A priority within our community must be to attract and retain young professionals, blue-collar workers, and their families.

Apprenticeship Programs

Creating apprenticeship utilization programs to help our local young people reach their full potential.

Local Culture

Recruiting cultural and entertainment events and promoting recreational opportunities, including athletic competitions, to attract tourists and revenue to make Kennewick a destination place.

Future Growth

Preparing for future population growth so citizens can enjoy and benefit from quality public services such as parks, infrastructure, and transportation.


A safe community ensures Kennewick remains a great place to raise a family.

Protecting Our Community

Adequately funding emergency services to protect the health and welfare of our loved ones.

Diminishing Violence & Homelessness

Funding programs combatting homelessness and addressing issues of crime such as gang violence.

Jim Millbauer for Kennewick

Jim’s Story

Jim was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He came to the Tri-Cities in 1971 with his parents and seven siblings and graduated from Columbia High School in 1977. Jim married his high school sweetheart, Molly, in 1981 and together they had three children. Jim lost his wife unexpectedly in 2005 and his priority was finishing raising his children on his own. Jim met Kendell and the two married in 2011. Jim has four grandchildren (and another on the way), with whom he enjoys spending time with doing activities such as camping, cheering for them at sporting events, school and theatrical productions, and passing down automotive and woodworking skills.

Jim entered the United Association Local 598 apprenticeship training in 1979 and has been a pipefitter since. Jim is currently employed by MSA at the Hanford Project. He is the Project Chief Steward and the Business Agent for the pipefitters working under the local metal trade council, HAMTC. Jim served as the HAMTC grievance chair for 20 years. In that role, he facilitated the meetings and discussions between company representatives and union representatives to solve grievances. Jim also serves as a trustee on multiple trusts and organizations including HAMTC, UA’s Health & Welfare Trust and the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC).

Inspired at a young age by his parents to give back to his community, Jim has spent his life giving to others. Jim serves his community through volunteerism and philanthropic endeavors for a variety of not-for-profit organizations. These include, United Way of Benton-Franklin Counties (board of directors from 2004-2009), Meals on Wheels, Bikes for Tikes, and Unions for United Way, just to name a few. 


I have always felt that service to others is the rent you pay for the privilege of living in a wonderful community.

Additionally, Jim freely spends his time volunteering for various local organizations in support of his children, grandchildren, and others throughout the community.

In Jim’s spare time he enjoys playing in the Mid-Columbia Senior Softball Association (he is also a board member), boating on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, RVing throughout the Northwest, hunting birds with his black Lab, wood working, amateur radio, and restoring his 1965 F-250 and 1965 Mustang.

Jim is running for Kennewick City Council Position #7 to bring his strong work ethic, his community commitment, and his skill to bring people together to work through complicated issues in crafting a positive resolution for the betterment of all.

Important Dates


Primary Election Ballots Mailed To Registered Voters

July 29

Mail-In/Online Registration Deadline 


In-Person Registration Deadline

Primary Election Day (Ballots Must Be Postmarked By 8PM) 


In-Person Registration Deadline

Primary Election Day (Ballots Must Be Postmarked By 8PM) 

October 16

General Election Ballots Mailed to Registered Voters

October 28

Mail-In/Online Registration Deadline

November 5

General Election Day (Ballots Must Be Postmarked By 8PM)

Jim Millbauer for Kennewick
Jim Millbauer for Kennewick

support for Jim

I’ve known Jim Millbauer for decades and call him my friend. As a successful business entrepreneur in the Tri-Cities and resident of Kennewick, I know Jim has the economic development interests of our city as one of his top priories. Jim is a man of integrity, follows through on his commitments, and will serve Kennewick well as a councilman. Join me and vote, Millbauer For Kennewick.

Manuel Chavallo

Kennewick Resident

As a long-time councilman for the City of Kennewick, I know what this job entails and the commitment it requires. Jim Millbauer has the drive, passion and knowledge for serving others to make our community a better place where people choose to raise their families.

Paul Parish


I am proud to support and endorse James Millbauer for the Kennewick City Council, Position 7. I know Jim to be an honest, hard working man. His love for his family, his friends, and the City of Kennewick is self evident. We need just those qualities to fairly represent the citizens of Kennewick. Help keep Kennewick strong and progressive….join me in voting for James Millbauer.

Mrs. Steve Young


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Jim Millbauer for Kennewick

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