Pete von Reichbauer is a connector who builds relationships with constituents, community groups and cities throughout the county.

After nearly three decades in office, his energy and appetite to serve as District 7 representative to the Metropolitan King County Council is clearly undiminished. Voters should return him for another term.

Seattle Times editorial board endorsements: Nov. 2, 2021, general election

Von Reichbauer’s effective advocacy and strong work ethic have earned him the endorsements of mayors in Algona, Auburn, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, Pacific and Renton.

His skill at sniffing out resources and knack for coalition-building have been consistent assets for his district, whether it’s protecting natural resources, building necessary infrastructure or recreational facilities. He has been a tireless friend of the district’s many nonprofit organizations. His monthly “Good Eggs” meetings, which he continued virtually during the pandemic, bring community leaders together. He capably represents the districts’ interests on the County Council’s Regional Policy Committee, Government Accountability and Oversight Committee, Mobility and Environment Committee and Sound Transit Board of Directors.

Von Reichbauer’s challenger, Four Horsemen Brewery owner Dominique Torgerson, was inspired to run by her personal objection to a county zoning decision. She does not make a compelling case for change.

Von Reichbauer remains the best person for the job.