Christie Malchow wants greater accountability, transparency at City Hall

September 29, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 29, 2015

Resident Christie Malchow wants to be the next new face on the Sammamish City Council.

christie malchow

Christie Malchow

She’s running against former Councilman Mark Cross for the Position 2 council seat. Councilwoman Nancy Whitten is about to vacate the spot, having chosen not to run for re-election.

“By and large, the biggest concerns are growth and traffic,” Malchow said regarding what she has heard from residents while out and about attending events and knocking on doors.

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Former mayor and councilman Mark Cross seeks return to office

September 28, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 28, 2015

Former Sammamish City Councilman Mark Cross wants to make a return to the council.

Mark Cross

Mark Cross

He is running against Christie Malchow for the Position 2 council seat to be vacated by incumbent Councilwoman Nancy Whitten, who chose not to run for re-election.

Cross, 64, who served on the council from 2004 to 2012, and was mayor in 2007, said he left to concentrate on his family and career.

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Sammamish City Council candidate forum is Oct. 7

September 27, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 27, 2015

Residents have the opportunity to meet and hear the five people running for Sammamish City Council seats during a candidate forum co-sponsored by the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Sammamish.

The event is at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the EX3 Teen Center, 825 228th Ave. N.E.

There are two contested seats up for grabs in the Nov. 3 election. Incumbent Councilwoman Nancy Whitten has chosen not to run for re-election to council Position 2. Candidates Christie Malchow and Mark Cross are vying to take her place.

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Ramiro Valderrama, Christie Malchow and Tom Hornish will work for residents

September 25, 2015

NEW — 10:37 a.m. Sept. 25, 2015

Sammamish has suffered for years at the hands of irresponsible management and a City Council that works in the interest of that management and development, instead of us the citizens. I, for one, have taken all I can stand. I am sickened by what has and is going on all over the plateau!

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Tom Hornish hosts meet the candidate forum Aug. 30

August 25, 2015

NEW — 3:55 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015

Tom Hornish, candidate for Sammamish City Council Position 6, is hosting a meet the candidate coffee at 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Sahalee Country Club, 21200 N.E. Sahalee Country Club Drive, Sammamish.

Hear his positions and ask your questions.

Organizers ask that visitors do not wear jeans.

Watch your mailbox for primary election ballots starting tomorrow

July 14, 2015

NEW — 2:20 p.m. July 14, 2015

King County Elections will mail ballots July 15 for the Aug. 4 primary election.

Voters’ pamphlets are mailed separately and may arrive on a different day than ballots. Voters may also check MyVoterGuide online for a customized voters’ pamphlet.

Voters should read and follow directions on their ballots, sign the return envelope, and get ballots back before the Aug. 4 election day deadline. Mailed ballots need a first-class stamp; postage is now 49 cents. Voters also have 24 locations to return ballots without a stamp by 8 p.m. Aug. 4, including permanent drop-box locations, scheduled ballot drop-off vans and Accessible Voting Centers.

In Issaquah, you can drop off ballots 24 hours a day at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, from July 16 to Aug. 4. In Sammamish, a drop van will be at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 and 3 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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Letters to the Editor — July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

Proper procedure was followed in council meeting

The election is approaching, and over the next few months, letters to the editor will appear extolling one candidate or another. The worst will distort the record and then attack someone.

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City plans next steps as annexation, initiative/referendum are certified

May 20, 2015

Now that the vote overwhelmingly in favor of the annexation of Klahanie and some surrounding neighborhoods has been finalized, the next step is Sammamish City Council action to formally request the annexation.

According to final numbers from King County elections, the annexation question passed 2,467 to 400, or 86 percent to 13.9 percent.

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With advisory vote passing, council will look at initiatives, referenda

May 5, 2015

The Sammamish City Council already has a study session set up to tackle the issue of handling residents’ initiative and referendum rights.

That session is set for a council work session June 9, Mayor Tom Vance said.

“It’s a chance to discuss the issue,” he added.

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Editorial — Get ready for election season

April 29, 2015

If you’ve been thinking about taking on an important leadership role within the city of Sammamish, the time has come to take the next step. Candidates must file for election by May 15.

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