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5 Things – July 16, 2019

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Special Endorsements Edition
The Eastside Business Alliance, sponsored by the Bellevue Chamber, has announced the following early endorsements of pro jobs candidates in the 2019 Election in the following 5 races. Stay tuned for additional endorsements in the coming weeks.
1. Redmond Mayor – Angela Birney: Endorsed, Primary & General
First elected in 2015, Councilmember Birney has represented Redmond on regional bodies such as the Cascade Water Alliance, King County Board of Health and Eastside Transportation Partnership. These assignments have prepared her to serve as a strong mayor and will give her instant credibility with other elected officials in the region…
2. Renton Mayor – Endorsed, Primary
Randy Corman
Councilmember Randy Corman’s long-standing service on the City Council, along with his congenial approach to collaboration in government, is a welcomed approach in these tumultuous political times. We believe Corman’s voice would serve the city well.
Armondo Pavone
Councilmember Armondo Pavone’s 30 years of business ownership and community involvement, all in Renton, make him uniquely qualified to lead the executive office. His deep family roots in the community and his positive and inclusive attitude would serve the city well. Pavone is well positioned to continue the legacy of Mayor Denis Law, while further elevating Renton’s leadership role at the regional level.
Ruth Perez
Councilmember Ruth Perez has fire and passion for her service to the city. Her track record of reaching out and engaging with Renton residents has helped amplify an important and diverse voice in the community.
3. Bellevue City Council Position 7 – Jennifer Robertson: Endorsed Highly Qualified, Primary and General
While multiple candidates have filed for Bellevue City Council Position 7, we offer an early and enthusiastic endorsement for incumbent Jennifer Robertson. First elected in 2009, she was reelected in 2015 with over 80% of the vote because she is a champion for neighborhoods and the business community alike…
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Redmond City Council Position 1 – Hank Myers: Endorsed Highly Qualified, Primary and General
Incumbent Hank Myers has been a knowledgeable voice for the business community on the Redmond City Council. Since his first election in 2007, He he’s also developed a thoughtful reputation on issues relating to environmental protection, representing Redmond on the local Hazardous Waste Management Coordinating Committee (LHWMCC) and the Salmon Recovery Council…
5.  Redmond City Council, Position 5-David Carson: Endorsed Highly Qualified, Primary and General
During his three terms on the Redmond City Council, David Carson has been a steadfast voice for both fiscal restraint and economic development. As a member of the City’s Lodging and Tax Advisory Committee, Carson has been a strong advocate for tourism, marketing and other activities designed to broaden Redmond’s economic base – including promotion of microbreweries and wineries and using festival proceeds to benefit victims of domestic violence…
About the Eastside Business Alliance
The Eastside Business Alliance, sponsored by the Bellevue Chamber, is led by a diverse group of trustees representing industries and firms of all sizes throughout the Eastside. Candidates in open races or where the company complete a written questionnaire and participate in an extended interview process with the Board as part of the endorsement process. Additional pre-primary endorsements will be released in the following week.
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