- There will be a candidates forum Wednesday, October 7, at 7pm at the Boys and Girls Club, Inglewood Hill Road and 228th Ave. NE. It is sponsored by the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce and the Sammamish Rotary. It will not be videotaped or broadcast on Sammamish TV Channel 21, so this is your only chance to see the candidates and ask questions in a forum.
Beginning today and continuing for five consecutive posts, Sammamish Comment
will provide information about the five active candidates for Sammamish City Council running for Positions 2, 4 and 6. There is a sixth candidate, but he dropped out of the race two months after entering, but too late to withdraw his name from the ballot. Sammamish Comment begins with Position 2 and will continue in order. Each profile will be for one candidate. Information will come principally, but not entirely, from the candidate’s website and the Public Disclosure Commission.
Position 2: Christie Malchow
Malchow, 42, moved to Sammamish four years ago and has lived in the Pacific Northwest 14 years. She is married to former US Olympic swimming medalist Tom Malchow. They have two small children. She’s active in Citizens for Sammamish, a grass roots organization, the Sammamish Rotary and served on the Issaquah School District 2016 Bond Feasibility Committee.
Malchow identified the following as her top issues of her candidacy:
- Responsible Growth
- Financial Stability and Accountability
- Transparency in Government
- Transportation and Infrastructure
Malchow lists more than 100 endorsements on her web site, including environmentalists, community activists and government officials. Among these:
- Ken Kilroy, former Sammamish City Council Member
- Karen Moran, former Sammamish Planning Commissioner and current Board Member of the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District
- Ramiro Valderrama, current Sammamish City Council Member
- State Sen. Andy Hill (R-45th)
- State Sen. Steve Litzow (R-41st)
- Eastside Business Assn.
- Wally Pererya, environmentalist
- Harry Shedd, chairman, Citizens for Sammamish
Financial contributions are one way to gauge support.
Malchow raised $10,990 from 49 groups, organizations and individuals.
- All data, websites and PDC reports current as of Sept. 28, 2015.