City Council Candidates Forum Monday 6pm

The only candidates forum for the Nov. 7 Sammamish City Council election will be Monday, Sept. 25, at City Hall. Details may be found here. Ballots are mailed to voters Oct. 18.

The forum runs from 6pm-8:30pm. Sammamish Comment will be at the forum and provide coverage either that evening or the next day.

The City will tape the forum for broadcast within a few days on Comcast Channel 21 and the City’s website/YouTube channel.

Four Council positions are up for election: 1, 3, 5 and 7. For the first time since 1999, there are no incumbents for these positions. The candidates are (in the order they appear on the ballot):

Position 1:



  • Jason Ritchie
  • Mark Baughman

Position 3:




  • Karen Moran
  • Karen Howe

Position 5:



  • Chris Ross
  • Rituja Indapure

Position 7:



  • Pam Stuart
  • John Robinson

Sammamish Comment will begin publishing Candidate Questionnaires Oct. 1, in alphabetical order by position. This will follow the same format that The Comment used in the August primary.

Recommendations by The Comment will be published beginning Oct. 18, the day ballots are mailed, for four successive days, by Position.

The Comment will also make a recommendation for King County Council Position 3. Position 3 includes Sammamish, Issaquah and the adjacent unincorporated areas (among others). This seat is currently held by Kathy Lambert. She is challenged by John Murphy of North Bend. The Comment sent Questionnaires to both. Responses will follow the City Council questionnaires. The recommendation will follow those for City Council.

Links to all the candidate election web sites are on The Comment in the right hand column.



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