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City of Kirkland

Council Position No. 2

Education: B.A. Communications and Media Studies, University of Washington; Environmental Horticulture, Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Occupation: Kirkland City Councilmember, Small Business Owner, former Tech Product Manager

I am an experienced, collaborative leader who listens carefully and delivers results. I have served Kirkland on the City Council, Park Board, Housing Strategy Advisory Committee, and many regional committees. I have passionately preserved and enhanced our parks, small businesses, and the diverse communities which make Kirkland an exceptional city where everyone can thrive.

I expanded housing choices; improved community safety; increased transit; added bike lanes and crosswalk flashing beacons; and implemented sustainability actions. I focused on economic recovery, built new programs helping people in need, and protected natural resources. I chaired Kirkland’s state legislative work group which successfully advocated for mental health investments, housing solutions, and funding for the Kirkland Performance Center and CKC.

I will continue to listen, lead, and deliver. I ask for your vote. Endorsed by all nine Kirkland state legislators; both Kirkland King County councilmembers; King County, 1stLD, 45thLD, 48thLD Democrats; NWPC-WA, and more.

Zoltan Szilagyi

Zoltan Szilagyi

11110 NE 125TH LN # H229


Education: PhD in Physics (University of Paris), Project Management Professional (PMI), MBA (Eastern Washington University).
Occupation: Research physicist, Nion company (Kirkland).

Hello. As a longtime resident, I am compelled to be proactive and serve the City of Kirkland as a council member. Although this would be a new role for me, I have essential lifelong skills and qualifications that will help me be successful. As a physicist, I have extensive experience leading and working in teams, analyzing data, critical thinking, and problem-solving. In addition, as a business major, I understand the importance of continuous improvement, project management, strategic planning and implementation, budgets, and analyzing financial data. As a minority and emigrant, I have firsthand knowledge of the struggles and challenges our diverse community faces. I want to help alleviate those issues. With my knowledge, skills, and drive to serve the residents of our city, I am determined to keep the city safe, and represent all residents and their interests without prejudice. Change is good!  Vote for Change, vote Szilagyi. Thank you.

Catie Malik

Catie Malik

218 Main St, PO Box 166


Education: Masters Healthcare Administration, UW and BA History Minor in Near Eastern Civilization, and Languages UW
Occupation: Associate Director of Finance, Dept OBGYN UW School of Medicine

I agree - Kirkland is amazing and we're facing challenges from our own unprecedented growth and surrounding areas.  Safety and sustainable planning is key to maintaining the neighborhoods that drew us all here.  With 15+ years working in healthcare, including during a global pandemic, I have shown the skills needed to bring about effective change with limited resources, in a heavily regulated industry.  I listen to those impacted by change and partner for solutions.  I use data driven research and evidence-based solutions to bring for best results.

I'm eager to serve you and our community.  20 years ago, we chose Kirkland to raise a family, our daughters will graduate from Lake Washington HS.  I have a passion for, and commitment to Kirkland.  I'll work to ensure the safest neighborhoods for all, with sustainable urban planning.  I've a proven track record of leadership,change management, and a genuine commitment to serving you.   

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