First candidate announces for Nov. 3 City Council election

Christie Malchow

Christie Malchow

Christie Malchow is the first candidate to announce running for Sammamish City Council in the November 3 election.

She hasn’t announced what position she is seeking. Mayor Tom Vance and Council Members Nancy Whitten and Ramiro Valderrama are up for election. None has announced if they will seek reelection, although I’m told by another Council Member that Vance will do so.

Valderrama and Whitten told me about a month ago that they were undecided.

Malchow lives in Chestnut Hills at 212th SE and SE 8th St. She’s lived in Sammamish since 2011. 

“Her vision for the future includes responsible growth that looks to preserve the sense of community that makes Sammamish a valued place to live. She maintains this must be done with concurrency considerations,” she said in a press release.

“[I’m] for responsible spending of taxpayer dollars to keep tax increases at bay,” she said. “[I] envision a council that is mindful of hearing its citizen’s concerns, addressing them in a timely manner, and transparency in the council’s governing. As our city grows, we must work with property owners and developers to allow for mandated growth, while maintaining Sammamish’s character feel and the environmental jewels we have.”

Her website is here.



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