A second candidate announced a run for Sammamish City Council and already has run
head-long into controversy.
The Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter has this story about the candidacy of Minal Kode Ghassemieh.
Ghassemieh, who was born in Washington State, is the sister of another local resident who made the news after a road rage incident which she claimed had racial overtones.
The connection caused Jason Krantz of KIRO Radio to question whether the allegations by Ghassemieh’s sister are nothing more than a publicity stunt to bolster the City Council candidacy.
Ghassemieh didn’t declare which of the four Council positions subject to election in November she is running for. As of yesterday, she hadn’t filed her candidacy papers with the State Public Disclosure Commission.
She follows the announcement by Jason Ritchie of his candidacy. He hasn’t announced which seat he’s running for yet.
The terms of Mayor Don Gerend, Deputy Mayor Bob Keller, and Members Tom Odell and Kathy Huckabay expire this year. Gerend and Keller announced in January they won’t seek reelection. Huckabay and Odell haven’t announced their intentions.