Bellevue City Council Position 4
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.
Through the tumultuous year that was 2020, Mayor Robinson and Deputy Mayor Nieuwenhuis worked tirelessly with the City Manager and fellow Councilmembers to navigate the city through challenges related to the pandemic, while at the same time preparing Bellevue to take advantage of the unprecedented economic growth coming its way. Deputy Mayor Nieuwehuis’ efforts culminated in a unanimously adopted budget that overcame a $32 million shortfall, while still increasing funding for public safety, and investing in the infrastructure the city needs to continue to grow – all without raising taxes.
Deputy Mayor Nieuwenhuis has also worked alongside the Bellevue Chamber throughout his term. His efforts have helped unite the business community on important issues like 5G deployment, advocate for a state transportation package, and improve the city’s affordable housing and zoning policies.
Jared’s ability to serve as a bridge between different factions within the city and his pragmatic approach to promoting growth while protecting neighborhoods cement him as an irreplaceable voice in Bellevue’s government.