The Sammamish Comment is a volunteer, residents-led news organization, dedicated to keeping the people of Sammamish informed about local and regional issues impacting their lives. We draw on the expertise and integrity of our contributors to shed light on the actions of the city and its officials and to promote transparency.
We hold integrity and accuracy in reporting at the highest regard and provide varied opinions about the issues affecting Sammamish.
Sammamish Comment was founded in 2002 (or thereabouts) by Scott Hamilton to provide news and comment independent of official city statements, press releases and newsletters.
Miki Mullor – Editor
Mullor has been a Sammamish resident since 2006. Mullor is a high tech executive and a serial entrepreneur. Mullor, an attorney by education, applies his experience in business and in high stakes litigation to expose governmental misconduct.
Mullor is assisted by an Editorial Board made of several residents:
Scott Hamilton – Hamilton founded Sammamish Comment in 2003 to fill a void in reporting in Sammamish that existed from the newspapers that at the time. Hamilton is a career journalist and an aviation consultant. He moved to pre-incorporation Sammamish in 1996.
He became involved in traffic concurrency and land use actions when he appealed three projects approved by King County, and prevailed in each. He served on the Planning Advisory Board in 2001-2003, which wrote the city’s first Comprehensive Plan, and on the Planning Commission 2004-2009, which wrote the Town Center plan.
Hamilton moved from Sammamish in August 2016, maintaining his position as Editor of Sammamish Comment until December 2018, when he was succeeded and assumed the position as Founder and member of the newly created Editorial Board.
Paul Stickney – Born and raised in Southern California. Graduated University of Montana (Missoula) School of Forestry with a Bachelor of Science in Resource Conservation. Market expert residential real estate broker since 1977.
Moved to the Eastside in 1990 and to Sammamish in 2013. Involved with Sammamish since its incorporation, but especially so the last five years, having attended virtually every City Council and Planning Commission meeting.
Celia Wu – Sammamish resident since 2004, Celia is a media executive by profession, you can also find Celia refereeing on the soccer field or basketball courts as a referee at the competitive youth and high school levels. Celia holds a BA from Hampshire College and is a candidate for a masters degree from the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism.
James Eastman – 4th Generation Washingtonian (Great Grandfather came to Seattle in 1917) and a property owner in Sammamish since 2007. James is passionate about preserving the lake, trees and wildlife that have drawn most of us to live and put down roots in Sammamish and believes that growth is possible with environmentally responsible development in Sammamish. James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management and has 20 years work experience in various construction management positions.
Kimberly Siegel-Wolf – Kimberly hails from Florida but has been a resident of Sammamish since 2004. She earned degrees in Education, International Relations, and German from Florida State University and the University of Bonn and studied law at Georgia State University. She has taught children of all ages and worked for a Congressman in that other Washington. Her love of Sammamish and strong desire to see it grow responsibly, while maintaining its beauty and reputation as a safe city, have led her to The Comment.
All work on The Comment is volunteer work.