Former Sammamish Mayor Tom Vance yesterday filed with the State Public Disclosure Commission to run against incumbent Kathy Lambert, King County Council member of District 3, which includes Sammamish and Issaquah.
Sammamish Commentrevealed March 20 Vance was trying to line up endorsements and had filed broad public records requests from Lambert’s office.
Tom Vance, who was defeated in November 2015 in his reelection bid for the Sammamish City Council, is gearing up to run against King County Council Member Kathy Lambert, say people familiar with the situation.
Vance has been soliciting endorsements for a run, people tell Sammamish Comment.
He also dropped an expansive Public Records Request on Lambert’s office for 16 years of data for travel records and meeting attendance.
Vance served on the Sammamish City Council from 2012 through 2015. He was mayor in 2014-15. He lost 54%-46% to Tom Hornish. Vance ran for Council in 2009, losing to John Curley 55%-45%. In his successful 2011 campaign, he defeated a weak and unqualified candidate 68% to 32%, only to drop by 22 points in his losing race against Hornish.