Ryika Hooshangi files for city council seat 4

By Miki Mullor

Ryika Hooshangi

Sammamish Plateau Water Commissioner Ryika Hooshangi filed a PDC report (Public Disclosure Committee) yesterday, indicating intent to run for Sammamish City Council seat 4.

Hooshangi ran for city council in 2017 and lost in the primaries to Chris Ross and Rituja Indapure. Sammamish Comment endorsed Hooshangi and Ross in the primary and Indapure in the general election.

Ross went on to win the general election. Indapure was appointed to the Planning Commission. Hooshangi later was appointed to the water commission, filling the vacancy created there when commission Karen Moran was elected to the city council in the same 2017 election.

Hooshangi filed for Council Position 4 the same day incumbent Ramiro Valderrama announced he will not seek a third term, citing health reasons.

Karen McKnight previously filed for Council Position 2, held by one-term member Christie Malchow. Indapure filed for Position 6, the seat held by one-term council member Tom Hornish.

Honish hasn’t announced if he will seek reelection. Malchow previously said she had no “plans” to seek reelection, but has been urged to do so on social media.

The other four seats on the council are in mid-term.

The first day to officially file papers for the August 6 primary is May 12. The following Friday is the last day.

If only two or fewer candidates file for each position, there is no primary and the candidates advance to the general election in November.

 If three or more candidates file in any of the seats, the top two candidates in the August primary advance to the November election.

King County Elections provides information for people interested in becoming candidates here. The state Public Disclosure Commission has forms available online here . Information explaining forms and other information is available here.


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