About the Policy Council
The Bellevue Chamber's Policy Council is the Eastside's hub for local, state, and federal advocacy.
The Policy Council's work on Land Use, Transportation, Affordable Housing, and the Economy are driving results at city hall and in Olympia.
Our council members represent a diverse group of industries and have deep knowledge and relationships with public sector leaders on the region. Voting members are appointed to two year terms. Any chamber member at the advocacy level or above is eligible to serve on a Policy Council subcommittee.
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The Eastside Business Alliance (EBA), the campaign arm of the Bellevue Chamber, is endorsing an additional seven candidates for local office across the Eastside ahead of the 2021 primary election.
As a long-term resident and former City Councilmember, Russell understands the issues facing Issaquah and the Greater Eastside.
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.
A local business owner and 22-year resident of the city, James is an active member of the Renton Chamber’s Board of Directors and has served as the Chairman of the Board for the last three years. As Renton and the Eastside face unprecedented growth in the coming years, James is well-positioned to guide the city to continued prosperity while staying above partisan politics.
Tara Van Niman’s dedication to Redmond is evident from her continuous efforts to connect with community members. She’s made it clear that she will work look beyond partisan politics and work to achieve the best result for community members as a whole. She has received endorsement from Redmond Mayor Angela Birney, former Mayor John Marchione, and numerous state senators and Redmond city council members.
Janet Richards’ extensive volunteer work and community leadership prove the kind of councilmember she will be – a dynamic, active, and effective voice for all members of the community. As the region faces unprecedented growth, it is essential to elect experienced community leaders with proven ability to balance competing interests and complex issues.
Few candidates are more aptly prepared to provide industry-specific knowledge than Commissioner Steinbrueck. Through his training as an architect, community planner and urban strategist, Steinbrueck is uniquely qualified to lead the Port of Seattle as our region faces unprecedented growth. King County voters should reward Steinbrueck for his ability to merge his progressive agenda with common sense policies that make a difference instead of a headline.