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City of Snoqualmie

Council Position No. 5

Catherine (Cat) Cotton

Catherine (Cat) Cotton

P. O. BOX 1423


Education: Doctorate Veterinary Medicine, CSU; EMT, WA; Paramedic Firefighter, CO, HI; 2023 WSFFA Lifetime Achievement Award
Occupation: Veterinarian; Snoqualmie Fire Volunteer EMT; Paramedic Firefighter; Arts Commission Co-Chair

As a Snoqualmie resident for over 20 years, I've seen many changes within our city and the Snoqualmie Valley. I will work to cultivate and preserve Snoqualmie’s uniqueness and natural beauty while planning for the economic health of our community and generating support for local businesses.  As a senior citizen on a fixed income, I bring a practical perspective that recognizes the importance of fiscal accountability, affordable housing, and community planning.


For the past 45 years, I've served in the fields of emergency medicine, veterinary medicine and firefighting. I've been a member of the Snoqualmie Fire Department for over 20 years, responding on the aid unit, organizing the annual Pancake Breakfast, and leading medical trainings. My dedication to our community runs deep and I bring a unique understanding from decades of service.


It would be my honor and privilege to receive your vote of support for Snoqualmie City Council.

Mandeep Kaur Walia

Mandeep Kaur Walia



(206) 963-6245

Education: BA in psychology, University of Washington. MD in Internal Medicine, SUNY Buffalo
Occupation: Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Director, ENNC board member, KCMS delegate

After moving to Snoqualmie 8 years ago, I have been an active participant in our community, not only as your physician at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, but through various volunteer projects including teaching dance to children, serving on my housing board and organizing drives for North Bend Regency, Echo Glen and Syrian refugees. 


Being a mother of 3 boys, a physician, daughter to aging immigrant parents and business owner, I understand the diverse needs, opportunities and challenges we face as a city. I will work tirelessly to ensure seniors can age in place, youth are safe and have a voice, businesses thrive, obtain affordable workforce housing, and expanded behavioral and healthcare services. 


I am visible, approachable and transparent and will bring your concerns back to the City Council to address. Collectively, we will make certain that Snoqualmie remains a vibrant, cohesive and prosperous city. I humbly request your vote and support. 

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