Ex-Mayor Vance to oppose County Council Member Lambert

Tom Vance

Former Sammamish Mayor Tom Vance yesterday filed with the State Public Disclosure Commission to run against incumbent Kathy Lambert, King County Council member of District 3, which includes Sammamish and Issaquah.

Sammamish Comment revealed March 20 Vance was trying to line up endorsements and had filed broad public records requests from Lambert’s office.

Vance, who ran three times for Sammamish City Council, was defeated in his first attempt and defeated for reelection in his third attempt. He was the first sitting mayor of Sammamish to be defeated for reelection.

His tenure as Mayor saw a bitterly divided Council develop. This followed his chairmanship of the Planning Commission in which a bitterly divided commission developed as well.


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