Video of Sahalee, Timberline City Council Candidate Forum Released

The full length video of the City Council candidate forum that was held at the Sahalee Country Club on Sept. 5 is now available.

The event was hosted by Sahalee HOA and Timberline HOA and was moderated by David Steele, Vice President of Sahalee HOA. About 150 residents attended – 2/3 of which is estimated to be residents from other parts of the city.

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New residents’ PAC announced; breaks fundraising records

By Miki Mullor
Editor 

  • Sammamish Life PAC announced on Facebook 
  • Raised $36,000 to date, more than any other campaign 
  • Opposes overdevelopment, concerned over quality of life 
  • Stated support for three candidates 

Last week, Michael Scoles, a relatively unknown newcomer to the Sammamish local politics arena, announced on Facebook a formation of “Sammamish Life,” a new PAC (Political Action Committee) to “keep Sammamish livable,” per its website (www.samm-life.com).

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Sep 5 Candidate Forum Announced

Sahalee HOA and Timberline HOA are hosting a forum for Sammamish City Council candidates.

The forum will take place at the Sahalee Country Club on September 5, 6-8 pm.

The forum is open to the public. Questions to the candidates will be fielded from the audience.

Registration is required at the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sammamish-city-council-candidate-forum-hosted-by-sahalee-and-timberine-communities-tickets-69801711799

2019 Election: Candidates Speak in First Public Forum

By Miki Mullor
Editor

Four Sammamish City Council candidates participated in a first candidate forum out of a few planned this election season.

The forum, held at the Sammamish Library on Sunday, August 11, was organized and moderated by the South Asian American Together (SAAT-WA) organization. The forum also included Issaquah candidates.

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Indapure jumps to early, big lead in fund raising

Sammamish City Council Position 6 candidate Rituja Indapure jump to an early and big lead in fund raising, according to reports filed through Wednesday with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.

Indapure raised nearly $18,300 from 87 contributions. Fifty-six percent of the contributors come from within Sammamish.

Karen McKnight, candidate for Position 2 opposing incumbent Christie Malchow, is a distance second fund raiser, with $3,641 listed in her PDC filing.

Malchow is fourth at $1,910. Kent Treen, running for Position 4, is third, with $2,100 in contributions.

The others haven’t reported raising any money yet.

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Council candidate Gamblin misses PDC filing deadlines

Ken Gamblin

Sammamish City Council candidate Ken Gamblin filed his required paperwork with the state Public Disclosure Commission this week, long after the deadline for candidates to do so.

The last day for candidates to file for election was May 17. Forms called C1, C3 and F1 are required for candidacies, financial contributions and financial disclosures and must be filed within 10 days of declaring candidacy.

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Interview with candidate Rituja Indapure

By Celia Wu and Miki Mullor

Rituja Indapure

The Sammamish Comment sat down for an interview with City Council candidate Rituja Indapure. Indapure was a candidate in the 2017 election and lost to now Council Member Chris Ross. In 2018, Indapure was appointed to the City’s Planning Commission.

She has filed for the seat currently held by Tom Hornish, who is completing his first term. He has not declared whether he will run for another four-year term.

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