Candidates discuss top issues for Sammamish City Council positions

October 13, 2015

NEW — 5:45 p.m. Oct. 13, 2015

Sammamish residents will see three City Council positions up for election on their November ballot, but only two races are truly contested.

The candidates answered questions about numerous issues facing Sammamish in the years ahead. Answers had to be 25 words or less.

View the candidates answers as seen in the printed grid published Oct. 15 hereClick each candidates’ name below to view their answers to all questions. Read more

Tom Vance touts record, positive outlook in race for second term

October 5, 2015

NEW — 1:28 p.m. Oct. 5, 2015

“I have been out there a lot,” said Mayor Tom Vance, talking about going door to door as he campaigns for what would be his second term on the Sammamish City Council.

“Overall, it’s been pretty positive,” he added.

Tom Vance

Tom Vance

Vance is running for re-election to the Position 6 council seat, not the mayor’s office. The council elects the city’s mayor from among its membership. Read more

Tom Hornish urges controlled development and City Hall transparency

October 5, 2015

NEW — 1:25 p.m. Oct. 5, 2015

“Now I know why they call it ‘running for office,’” Sammamish City Council candidate Tom Hornish joked. “It is busy.”

He quickly added it is an experience that he has enjoyed.

Tom Hornish

Tom Hornish

“My strategy is to knock on as many doors as I can,” Hornish said. Read more

Two seek re-election to City Council; Nancy Whitten bows out

May 13, 2015

With their current terms expiring at the end of this year, Mayor Tom Vance and Councilman Ramiro Valderrama-Aramayo both have announced they will run for re-election this fall.

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Voters face three issues on ballot

April 21, 2015

Sammamish and Klahanie-area voters have two local issues and one countywide question before them in the April 28 special election.

Mail-in ballots were sent to registered voters April 8.

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First candidate announces for Sammamish City Council

April 7, 2015

The election is months away, but the first candidate has formally announced her candidacy for Sammamish City Council.

Christie Malchow

Christie Malchow

Christie Malchow has lived in Sammamish with her husband and two children for 14 years. She has an MBA from Regis University in Denver and worked in the medical device and biotechnology industries, but left when she had the first of her children.

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Election results finalized

September 3, 2014

Final primary election results differed little from election night, setting the stage for the November general election.

In the judicial race, Lisa O’Toole, of Newcastle, looks like she could cruise to victory, having garnered more than 60.5 percent of the primary vote in a three-way race. Her opponent will be Sammamish’s Marcus Naylor, who earned a little more than 20 percent. Snoqualmie’s Rick Leo got 19 percent, and will not move on to the general election.

The only other contested race in Sammamish was for U.S. Congress, where incumbent Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8) also looks good in November. He won nearly 59 percent of the vote in another three-way primary. Jason Ritchie (D) got almost 32 percent while Keith Arnold got less than 9 percent. Reichert and Ritchie will appear on the general election ballot.

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Incumbents look good in first night election results

August 6, 2014

New: August 6, 9:42 a.m.

If the first round of results for the Aug. 5 primary election mean anything, they mean incumbents don’t have much to fear this election cycle. All five candidates representing Sammamish in the Legislative have healthy leads over their opponents.

All of the same names were going to appear on the November ballot no matter the results. Washington has a top-two primary system, and all five of the Legislative seats on the ballot had only two candidates. Read more

3 vie for District Court judgeship

July 28, 2014

A trio of part-time judges is competing to fill an open seat on King County District Court. Judge Linda Jacke has announced her retirement in the Northeast Division, which serves a large swath of the eastside stretching from Lake Washington in the west to the county line in the east, and from Newcastle and areas south of North Bend in the south to the county line in the north. The district also includes the part of Bothell in Snohomish County.
Jacke’s courtroom is in Redmond, though there’s no guarantee the new judge would sit there. Read more

Larry Springer seeks sixth term in house

June 12, 2014

New: June 12, 1:16 p.m.

After a decade in Olympia, Larry Springer is seeking another term representing the 45th District.
“I love the work,” Springer said. “It’s stimulating. It’s exciting, and I’m a problem solver.”
Springer, 67, is running for his sixth term in the state House representing the 45th District, which covers the northern half of Sammamish along with Redmond, Kirkland and parts of Woodinville. The former Kirkland mayor owns a wine shop with his wife, who is the deputy mayor of Kirkland. Read more

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