With the May 17, 2019 candidate filing deadline now past, the 2019 Sammamish City Council election will have six candidates running for three seats. A seventh candidate, Ryika Hooshanghi, withdrew her candidacy.
Two more candidates filed yesterday for Sammamish City Council candidacy: Ken Gamblin filed for seat 6 opposing Rituja Indapure. Kent Treen filed seat 4, opposing Ryika Hooshangi and Karen Howe. As it stands today, seat 4 will have a primary in August. Both Treen and Gamblin are first time candidates.
The deadline for filing for the election with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission is Friday.
In an election surprise, Mayor Christie Malchow announced today on her Facebook page she will run for office in the 2019 election, reversing a previous announcement from March that she will not seek re-relection.
Malchow’s Facebook post reads:
“After many calls, letters, emails and comments, after much consideration, and with the 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 support of my family, 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 to the Council after all. I 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 this City, I 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 this job serving #Sammamish, and if the residents of #Sammamish like my work thus far, then I hope you’ll be with me in this campaign.
There is still 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 to accomplish from our 𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 and congestion issues (and how we wisely address these), to 𝑃ℎ𝑎𝑠𝑒 2 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐷𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑅𝑒𝑔𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠, to pending 𝑒𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 (like stormwater & the urban forestry plan), to a 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒑 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒏 𝒖𝒑𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒆 on the horizon, to 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑠, to the 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑠 heading our way that will have to be cautiously managed and 𝑠𝑜 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒. Through it all I will continue to listen to everyone & advocate for the people of #Sammamish.
𝓣𝓱𝓲𝓼 𝓲𝓼 𝓶𝔂 𝓬𝓪𝓶𝓹𝓪𝓲𝓰𝓷 𝓹𝓪𝓰𝓮, so if your preference is less campaign & more City-specific, you can follow my other established page here: Facebook.com/CouncilmemberMalchow