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City of Kenmore

Council Position No. 1

Melanie O'Cain

Melanie O'Cain

18548 60TH AVE NE


(206) 512-4944

Education: Inglemoor Class of 1987; B.A. University of Washington
Occupation: Port of Seattle (23 years) Accounting Records and Administration Manager

My ability to listen to our community, build relationships, and work with others earned me the privilege of being appointed as Deputy Mayor during my first term. I am a leading voice on Council who understands that together we can create a path forward to face the environmental, transportation, and housing challenges before us with courage, integrity, and hope. My biggest accomplishments over the past four years have been in the areas of clean air, environmental stewardship, emergency crisis response, and affordable housing. Your voice and vote matter and continuing to serve you would be an honor.


Endorsements: 1st District Democrats, Shoreline Fire Fighters Local 1760, US Representative DelBene, King County Executive Constantine and Councilmember Dembowski, State Senators Stanford and Valdez, State Representatives Duerr and Pollet, Kenmore Mayor Herbig and Councilmembers Kugler, Marshall, Pfeil, and Srebnik, Planning Commission Chair Thompson and Commissioners Banaszynski and Qadri, and many others.

Kara Macias

Kara Macias

15146 65TH AVE NE


Education: Certificate in Project Management, University of Washington
Occupation: Construction Project Manager

I have lived nearly my entire life in Bothell and Kenmore. My roots run deep in this community, and I'm committed to ensuring Kenmore's future. In my career as a project manager, I have the skills and expertise needed to plan and develop smart, mindful growth with a focus on protecting our environment, listening to and applying the community's input, and delivering what I promised on budget.


Kenmore deserves a City Council that is focused, fiscally sustainable, and developed in partnership with the individuals and businesses that make up this community. Not just the opinions of those on the Council.


I will listen and work collaboratively with you. I will prioritize a vibrant, 'hometown' downtown we can all be proud of. I will stand with you and support small businesses in this area. I will advocate and invest in responsible stewardship of our parks and shoreline. I hear you Kenmore. 

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