Three candidates for the Sammamish City Council have withdrawn from the Oct. 7 Chamber of Commerce forum.
One has to attend to a gravely ill family member and two cite bias by the Chamber for withdrawing.
This morning, Ken Gamblin and Kent Treen announced they will not participate in an Oct. 7 forum organized by the Chamber. Mayor Christie Malchow will be out of town on that day, caring for her gravely ill mother in Colorado.
The latest entrant to the election cycle is former Mayor Don Gerend, who has just formed a PAC (Political Action Committee), a PDC filing shows. Gerend has also recently initiated legal action to reverse the City Council’s new concurrency rules.