Final weekend before Nov. 7 City Council election

This is the final weekend before the Nov. 7 City Council election on Tuesday.

Voting has been underway since Oct. 20. We’re reposting links to endorsements, recommendations, candidate questionnaires and evaluations by various groups.

Sammamish Comment will be working Election Night, posting initial results as soon as possible after King County Elections posts (advertised for about 8:15pm, but it’s not unusual to be late).

The County updates the results daily, except weekends and Thanksgiving. So will The Comment, as long as any results are too close to call. We will post the final results Nov. 28 and follow up with a precinct analysis.

Typically, Election Night results are within a point or two of the final tally. Also typically, the vote spreads are enough to project winners on Election Night.

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Sammamish Council Position 3 candidate statements

The three candidates for Sammamish City Council Position 3 responded to an initial round of questions from Sammamish Comment.

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13 candidates seek 4 Sammamish City Council positions

Thirteen candidates filed for four positions on the Sammamish City Council, the most since 1999 when 40 people filed for seven positions for the first Council.


This means there will be primary races in the August election for each seat up this year. The top two of each race will advance to the November general election.

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7th candidate files for Sammamish City Council

The seventh candidate field for Sammamish City Council yesterday. Four seats are up for election.

Pamela Stuart filed her paperwork with the state Public Disclosure Commission, declaring for Position 7, the seat held by retiring Council Member Tom Odell.

John Robinson previously filed for this position.

Stuart hasn’t officially announced, or so it seems. But she’s already been endorsed by the King County Democrats organization (hence probably triggering the PDC filing).

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Candidate deadline May 19 for Sammamish City Council, others/Update

Friday, May 19, is the final day for filing as a candidate for Sammamish City Council and other positions in this off-year election.

Filing begins on Monday, May 15.

Four seats in Sammamish are up for election, and each incumbent announced retirement this year.

This is the first time since incorporation this many seats are “open” seats.

So far, only six candidates filed for the four seats. One of these, Karen Moran, hasn’t declared which seat she will contest.

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Power shift now certain at Sammamish City Council


With Saturday’s declaration by Sammamish City Council Member Tom Odell that he will not seek reelection in November, this assures a major power shift is coming.

Three other incumbents previously said they aren’t running again. They are Mayor Don Gerend, Deputy Mayor Bob Keller and Member Kathy Huckabay.

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Five candidates already announced candidacies to run this fall (Figure 1). At the moment, one—John Robinson—hasn’t identified which seat he will seat, but with Odell dropping out, no candidate is identified with Odell’s Position 7. Robinson is likely to go for this open seat.

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It’s official: Indapure files for Sammamish City Council

The fourth, unofficial candidate for Sammamish City Council, Ritjua Indapure, filed today with the state Public Disclosure Commission for Position 5.

The seat is held by retiring Mayor Don Gerend.

The line up now is:

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