Mary Lou Pauly
Throughout her time on the Issaquah City Council, Mary Lou Pauly has taken the lead on several community development initiatives while embracing many pro-jobs policies.
It is rare to find a candidate that displays as much connection to the community they serve than Mayor Mary Lou Pauly. Prior to running for City Council, Mary Lou served more than 20 years on City Boards, Commissions and Task Forces. During her time as mayor, Mary Lou adopted a housing plan that constructed traffic-calming measures in Olde Town neighborhoods north and south of Sunset Way, advocated to finish widening SR 18 completion to help reduce south-end traffic congestion, stewarded a community process to create and adopt Issaquah’s first Strategic Plan to inform spending decisions and focus resources on community priorities, and developed and funded the initiatives included in the Police Accountability and Equity in Human Services Plan.
Having worked in both the public and private sector as a Public Works Engineer and an Environmental Engineering Consultant, Mary Lou understands the importance of building an eco-friendly community. Mary Lou took this challenge head-on and established the City of Issaquah’s first Environmental Board to make recommendations for Council action on air quality, protection of surface and groundwater, forest health, and wildlife protections. She also hosted community meetings on climate action and encouraged green building and climate healing solutions.
Seldomly is a candidate as universally respected for their character and accomplishments from individuals and organizations across the ideological spectrum.