Vancouver Police officer known as the ‘Voice of Vancouver’
VANCOUVER — The “Voice of Vancouver” Rey Reynolds, announced Monday his intention to run for Washington State Senate in the 49th District.
Reynolds, a 21-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department also holds a Degree in Water Resources with a Minor in Biology. He worked for 12 years with the Department of Fish and Wildlife before joining the police force.
“Although I love the great outdoors and have a passion for our environment, I felt I needed to do something more to help others. At that time, I decided to become an officer,” said Reynolds in a press release. “Now, I find myself once again in a situation where I must do more, and my life experience bids me to serve the community in the state legislature where I can effect positive change in the daily lives of SW Washingtonians.”
Known for his calm yet strong presence, and rich baritone singing ability, Reynolds has been a fixture in the volunteer community. He has dozens of awards and recognitions including “Clark County Officer of the Year,” several meritorious commendations and community service recognition as well as a “Distinguished American Award” for “the individual who has set the standard for excellence in a life of service to the community.”
As part of his occupation, Reynolds has on-the-ground experience with homeless issues and believes he “has creative and realistic ways to solve the problem.’’ In addition, as a school resource officer, he said he “understands the needs of students and minority families in the district and how to better serve their needs.’’
Reynolds has been married to his wife Kathryn for 28 years and they have raised six children together.
The 49th District seat in the state Senate is currently held by Annette Cleveland.
The official Rey Reynolds Campaign Kick Off will be held Mon., March 23, at Bleu Door Bakery in Vancouver. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP for the event on his Facebook page @votereyreynolds under Events.
Visit ReyReynolds.com for more information.