A fourth candidate for Sammamish City Council has emerged, although no formal announcement has been made.
Ritjua Indapure, left, in a photo from her Facebook page, was introduced at the Save Sammamish meeting last night as a candidate. She has not issued a formal announcement or press release.
Indapure lives in Klahanie, making her the second candidate from here. Jason Ritchie, also a Klahanie resident, was revealed by Sammamish Comment in February to be planning to run. He announced a short time later.
Four seats are up for election in November. Three incumbents announced they won’t run for reelection: Mayor Don Gerend, Deputy Mayor Bob Keller and Kathy Huckabay. The fourth, Tom Odell, hasn’t announced his intentions.
In addition to Ritchie and Indapure, John Robinson and Minal Kode Ghassemieh previously announced candidacies.
Indapure was an alternate on the Sammamish Arts Commission; Daphne Robinson, wife of candidate John Robinson, was also on the Arts Commission and served as chairman.
Indapure is Friends on Facebook with Ghassemieh and Ritchie. She also appeared before the City Council urging Sammamish to drop its banking business with Wells Fargo because the bank is one of the institutions funding the controversial South Dakota pipeline.