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.
Endorsed: Mark Baughman.
Opponent: Jason Ritchie
Endorsed: Karen Moran
Opponent: Karen Howe
Endorsed: Rituja Indapure
Opponent: Chris Ross
Recommended: Pam Stuart
Opponent: John Robinson
The Reporter combined all endorsements into one editorial. It did not publish any questionnaires prior to the endorsements.
- Position 1: Mark Baughman
- Position 3: Karen Howe
- Position 5: Rituja Indapure
- Position 7: Pam Stuart
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.
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.