King County logo

City of Bellevue

Council Position No. 5

Janice Zahn

Janice Zahn

11900 NE 1ST STREET, SUITE 300



Education: B.S. and M.S. Civil Engineering and Masters of Public Administration, University of Washington; Leadership Eastside
Occupation: Bellevue Councilmember; Chief Engineer, Port of Seattle; Former Transportation Commissioner

Re-elect Janice, a proven solutions-oriented leader. As a mom of Bellevue Schools' graduates and 30-year neighbor, community safety will always be a top priority. On the Council, I’ve advocated for state funding and regional collaboration to get results on homelessness, behavioral health, and substance-use treatment. I’ve also secured funding for necessary police, fire, and behavioral health resources to keep every neighbor safe. 


As your Councilmember, I’ve prioritized affordable housing at every income level for seniors and working families, and advanced safe, walkable, and connected neighborhoods through Vision Zero, small businesses support, and more parks and open spaces. I will continue to lead on environmental stewardship, preserve tree canopy, advance climate goals, and keep Bellevue beautiful. 


As an immigrant, I have built bridges — engaged our neighbors, promoted small businesses, connected communities, while improving transparency and access. With your continued support, we will ensure a thriving, sustainable, and welcoming Bellevue for all, together. 


Broad Support: Congressmembers Smith & DelBene; Attorney General Ferguson; former Governor Locke; Senators Kuderer, Wellman; Representatives Senn, Slatter, Thai, Walen; County Executive Constantine & Councilmember Balducci; Mayor Robinson; Bellevue Firefighters; Affordable Housing Council; Labor unions; Associated General Contractors; Transportation for Washington; Realtors; Democrats; Sierra Club; Planned Parenthood; more!

Betsi Hummer

Betsi Hummer

PO BOX 6572


(425) 591-4784

Education: Bellevue High School. Seattle University. University of Puget Sound (MBA). Bellevue Essentials Graduate.
Occupation: Retired from Seattle Lumber Company - Sales and Marketing

As a Bellevue native, my leadership on both the East Bellevue Community Council and Lake Hills Neighborhood Association has been marked by listening to neighborhood needs, then advocating for them. My passion is “making connections that make a difference.”


My expertise in city land use has prepared me to advocate for economic growth that does not come at the expense of affordable housing, public transportation, and safe streets. I am dedicated to promoting public safety and addressing systemic root causes of crime. My experience as a member of the Police Advisory Council for Latinas and Latinos, and the Bellevue Community Police Academy has prepared me to understand these issues.


I am committed to transparency; ensuring everyone has a voice in decisions affecting their neighborhoods. My collaborative approach, leadership skills, and community service passion, make me ideal for Bellevue. My long-term involvement in the community demonstrates my commitment to serving, and ensuring Bellevue remains a place where people want to live, work, and raise their families.


Endorsements: Bellevue Police Officer’s Guild (BPOG); Council member Conrad Lee; Former Bellevue School Superintendent Howard Johnson; Former Transportation Commissioner Vic Bishop; Retired Parks Director Lee Springgate; “Save Coal Creek” Sally Lawrence.

39 en-US Production

TTY: Relay 711

Sign up for email or text notifications