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

Letter to the Editor — Vote for Tom Vance to remain on the Sammamish City Council

October 1, 2015

NEW — 3:20 p.m. Oct. 1, 2015

When I think of the characteristics that I appreciate in an elected official: ethical behavior, consistency and leadership that achieves the best possible outcomes, I think of councilman and current Mayor Tom Vance.

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Letter to the Editor — Elect Christie Malchow and Tom Hornish for Sammamish City Council

October 1, 2015

NEW — 3:12 p.m. Oct. 1, 2015

I have been involved with the City Council and staff of Sammamish for many years. I have watched the way the city has operated.

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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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City continues planning for Klahanie-area annexation

September 22, 2015

NEW — Noon Sept. 22, 2015

The Sammamish City Council and city staff members are plowing ahead with preparing the city for the addition of the Klahanie annexation area.

And as it continues to meet, the Klahanie Transition Committee is outlining many of the same concerns as the city’s current residents, said Tim Larson, city communications manager.

Larson has been acting as a liaison between the city and the transition committee, which consists of Klahanie residents.

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City officials continue to carve out rules for tree retention

September 21, 2015

NEW — 5:42 p.m. Sept. 21, 2015

After making their way painstakingly through 29 potential changes to a proposed tree-retention plan, the Sammamish City Council may be ready to pass the new rules Oct. 6, the date of its first regular October meeting.

Besides spending several hours hashing out variance nuances of the ordinance at its meeting Sept. 15, the council also spent several hours discussing the proposal at a study session held the day prior.

“I think it’s appropriate that we take as much time as necessary to do it right,” Mayor Tom Vance said after the Sept. 15 meeting.

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