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Council Position No. 1

Paul Clark

Paul Clark



(425) 247-0824

Education: MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington; Bellevue Essentials and Police Community Academy, City of Bellevue
Occupation: Owner, Factoria Labs; Professional Instructor, Author, Wireless Communications Engineer

As a downtown Bellevue resident for over two decades, Paul Clark understands the unique needs and challenges facing our city. When elected, Paul will make public safety his top priority, working to fully staff our first responders. He’ll support our business community and protect our neighborhoods by focusing new development into our growth corridors, not our single-family areas.


His background as an engineer and small business owner, combined with his public service experience as former Chair of the Civil Service Commission and current Chair of the Parks Board, make him an ideal candidate for the Bellevue City Council. He will bring his skills and experience working with diverse teams to find the best solutions for Bellevue.


Paul’s focus on listening to constituents will ensure that every voice is heard, and decisions made by the Council reflect the needs and values of Bellevue residents. He will use his background in technology to help Bellevue stay on the cutting edge, creating opportunities for innovation and growth.


Paul's roots in Bellevue make him the right choice to represent Bellevue. Endorsed by the Bellevue Police Officers Guild, Councilmembers Jared Nieuwenhuis, Jennifer Robertson, and Conrad Lee, Seattle King County REALTORS, and the Eastside Business Alliance.

John Stokes

John Stokes

12125 SE 13TH ST


(425) 628-4347

Education: J.D., George Washington University Law School; B.A., Political Science, Texas Tech University
Occupation: Bellevue City Councilmember; Former Bellevue Mayor; Retired Attorney

I’m proud of my proven track record standing up for all of Bellevue—seniors, children, working families, and neighbors across our city. On the Council, I led passage of the Downtown Livability Initiative to better prepare us for growth and affordability, while preserving the character of our neighborhoods. I’m also proud that we are welcoming working families and neighbors in need into the Eastgate Housing Campus I championed – contributing to local and regional solutions to our housing crisis.


As a member of the Light Rail Collaborative Design Leadership Team, I worked to make the system the best for Bellevue and connected with our region. I’ve fought for investments in our students to close the opportunity gap, championed additions to our parks and recreation facilities, and led on clean water, salmon and essential environmental protections.


I would greatly appreciate your support for another term of pragmatic leadership and productive, meaningful solutions to ensure Bellevue remains a community where all can live and thrive.


Endorsed: Bellevue Firefighters; King County & Local Democrats; Affordable Housing Council; unions; US Representatives Delbene & Smith; Executive Constantine & Councilmember Balducci;41st & 48th Legislators; Mayor Robinson; Councilmembers Zahn & Barksdale; healthcare & childcare workers; and many more!

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