Three weeks to city council candidate filing date

It’s three weeks to the first filing date May 12 for the August primary for local elections. So far, there are only two declared candidates for three Sammamish City Council seats up for election this year.

Only one of the three incumbents announced election plans; two others haven’t decided if they will seek reelection.

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Ritchie accuses the council majority of denying a debate on plastic bags ban; Malchow denies

Miki Mullor
Editor

  • Ritchie and Ross trade heated text messages
  • The legislative committee failed to get the required three votes for a proclamation
  • Discussion on the plastic bag ban postponed

The dysfunction of Sammamish City Council reached new levels over a proclamation in support of Senate Bill 5323 that calls for a state-wide plastic bag ban and a 5 cents tax for paper bags.

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It’s HPS Awareness Day Today

Op-Ed
Kristen Elsos Brantner

I would like to introduce 2 young members of this Sammamish community and shed a little light on the rough journey they have ahead of them. They say it takes a village, I must take this opportunity on HPS Awareness Day to share our story as far and wide as it will go…

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Thanks to Malchow

Editorial

Mayor Malchow

It was with regret we learned of the decision by Mayor Christie Malchow to pass on seeking reelection to a second term as Sammamish city council member.

Malchow accomplished more in one term than many council members have in multiple terms.

She didn’t hesitate to take on highly controversial issues. Once she did, her tenacity in solving the issue was awe inspiring.

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Mayor Christie Malchow will not seek re-election

By Miki Mullor
Editor

Mayor Malchow

Mayor Christie Malchow announced today on her Facebook page today that she will not seek re-election. Malchow’s seat is up for election this year.

Malchow is completing her first term.

Malchow’s Facebook post:

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Rick Rudometkin Selected for Sammamish City Manager

Miki Mullor
Editor

Sammamish City Council unanimously selected Rick Rudometkin as its new City Manager and directed Interim City Manager Larry Patterson to enter contract negotiations.

Rudeometkin is currently County Manager of Eddy County, New Mexico. He is currently also a City Manager finalists at the Mill Creek and was previously County Manager finalists at Clark County.

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Second city manager candidate withdraws

The second of six candidates for Sammamish City Manager withdrew today from consideration.

Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan, a retired US Army colonel who is currently a business consultant, withdrew. He only said the position did not meet his career goals, Sammamish Comment was told.

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