After the close of the 2021 Washington State legislative session, lawmakers from across the state met at the East King Chambers Coalition (EKCC)’s 2021 Legislative Wrap Up to discuss the historic, and challenging, session.
Councilmember Dunn has turned his focus on the dramatic rise in homicides, property and drug crimes in King County, as well as an increase in police response times. As a former federal prosecutor, he is well prepared to lead on these issues.
The Eastside Business Alliance is pleased to support Stephanie Bowman’s candidacy for Port of Seattle Commission. Stephanie Bowman has been a strong and effective advocate for Eastside residents and businesses during her tenure on the Port of Seattle Commission. She has made fostering stronger ties with the Eastside a priority, personally serving on the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Board and fulfilling her 2019 promise to create a new Port community representative for East King County.
If anyone in local government deserves the nickname, “Hardest Working Elected Official,” it is King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert. After serving in the Washington State House and Senate, Kathy joined the King County Council, where she has a demonstrated a deep passion for the people and communities she represents. Kathy represents Council District 3, which stretches from Redmond, Skykomish, Woodinville, Carnation, and Duvall in the north, all the way to Issaquah, Sammamish, and North Bend along the I-90 corridor. Serving a district of nearly 1,000 square miles requires boundless energy, a good listening ear, and an ability to think on the fly.
The Eastside Business Alliance strongly endorses Bellevue Deputy Mayor Jared Nieuwenhuis in his bid for reelection. During his first term on the Council, Jared Nieuwenhuis has established himself as a common sense, collaborative and effective leader. At the beginning of 2020, after only two years on the Council, he was selected by his colleagues to serve as Deputy Mayor.
Councilmember Lee has been breaking down barriers for years. As Bellevue’s first Chinese American councilmember, he has continuously worked to represent our diverse community.
The Eastside Business Alliance endorses Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet for reelection to the Kirkland City Council. Since Mayor Penny Sweet was first elected in 2009, Kirkland has experienced significant growth. Councilmember Sweet met that challenge by investing in the key infrastructure while preserving pro-jobs policies.
2021 End of Legislative Session Report covering budget, business impacts, climate change and environment, housing, and transportation
Mayor Robinson has successfully guided Bellevue through an unprecedented year of challenges. From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Robinson met public safety and economic concerns head on.