By Miki Mullor
Mayor Christie Malchow announced today on her Facebook page today that she will not seek re-election. Malchow’s seat is up for election this year.
Malchow is completing her first term.
Malchow’s Facebook post:
With election season upon us, this serves as my announcement that I do not plan to seek reelection to my seat. 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑎 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡 𝑑𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒. I do hope to engage with those of you that might consider carrying my torch. 𝑾𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒓𝒖𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 & 𝒃𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 #𝑺𝒂𝒎𝒎𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝑪𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒍? Send me a private message. Let’s chat.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the tangible difference I’ve been able to make here. This last year has been very taxing, not just for me, but on my family too. I’ve poured my ♥️ and soul into this job. I love serving the residents of this city more than I can convey here. I currently sit as Vice Chair of the Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee, I’m an alternate to the Board for Puget Sound Regional Council, and I am serving on the Domestic Violence Task Force now. These have all been wonderful opportunities for me to learn & bring that knowledge back to Sammamish.
I wanted this job, and I took it to heart. What I campaigned on, I feel like I’ve done or fought really hard for. Still more to solidify next month with new permanent development regulations, but I feel very proud of the foundation I have been a part of that will pave the way for the future #Sammamish.
During the last 3 years, we have revised the way the city measures vehicle trips on our roadways and the impacts of development on existing facilities. We have strengthened environmental regulations, we increased and changed how we communicate with our residents, we changed development regulations, acquired acres upon acres of new park land, we continue to champion spawning grounds for the Kokanee salmon, we entered into contract negotiations for a new City Manager this week, and much, much more.
𝑴𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒈𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌-𝒂𝒏𝒅-𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚, 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔. I am looking forward to more relaxing evenings with my amazing husband & daughters, and opportunities the future holds for me.
For all of you that along the way have called, emailed, stopped me in a grocery store, at a softball game, etc. to say “thank you”. I turn to you and say “𝓷𝓸, 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓴 𝔂𝓸𝓾”. Thank you for allowing me to serve our city and each of you. 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒆, 𝒂 𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆.Christie Malchow