Recapping City Council candidate information for Nov. 7 election

With the Nov. 7 City Council election 11 days off and voting underway, it’s useful to repost links to Candidate Questionnaires, endorsements, recommendations and evaluations by various groups.

Sammamish Comment made endorsements and recommendations. The Comment also posted extensive candidate questionnaires in the August primary and November general elections.

For the first time in its history, the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter made endorsements. Sammamish Friends, an environmental group, rated candidates. Links to these various posts and articles are below.

Sammamish Comment

Position 1

Endorsed: Mark Baughman.

Opponent: Jason Ritchie

Position 3

Endorsed: Karen Moran

Opponent: Karen Howe

Position 5

Endorsed: Rituja Indapure

Opponent: Chris Ross

Position 7

Recommended: Pam Stuart

Opponent: John Robinson

Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter

The Reporter combined all endorsements into one editorial. It did not publish any questionnaires prior to the endorsements.

Endorsed: (Article)

  • Position 1: Mark Baughman
  • Position 3: Karen Howe
  • Position 5: Rituja Indapure
  • Position 7: Pam Stuart

Sammamish Friends

Sammamish Friends issued questionnaires to the candidates and then rated each with various shades of green to reflect their assessment of environmental friendliness.

The general landing page is here. The specific questionnaire links are below.

Position 1

Position 3

Position 5

Position 7

King County Council District 3

Sammamish voters also will vote on King County Council District 3 representation. Incumbent Kathy Lambert is seeking a fifth, four-year term. She is challenged by John Murphy of North Bend.

All of Sammamish is within District 3.

Sammamish Comment sent questionnaires to Lambert and Murphy. Lambert did not respond. The Comment Recommends Murphy’s election.

Recommendation: John Murphy

Opponent: Kathy Lambert

No Response to Questionnaire.

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