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City of Lake Forest Park

Council Position 3

John Wright

John Wright

15830 38th Avenue NE

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

(206) 963-7908

Education: 1986 graduate of the University of Washington. Senior Enlisted Academy, US Navy 2006
Occupation: Recently retired Construction Manager King County, Retired Master Chief, USN

As a 21-year resident of LFP with a long history of public service, I support open, balanced, responsive and accountable city government that works in partnership with its citizens and respects their rights. I place a high priority on public safety and environmental protection.  We must:


Manage ST-3 Investments in LFP:  Sound Transit’s commitments under ST-3 total many times the City’s annual revenue, and success relies on forming a partnership between the citizens, the City, Sound Transit, property owners, etc.  Investment partnership opens the possibility to transform our town center into a vibrant community-focused hub that will provide the amenities, services, and entertainment options that we need, within the existing site.


Limit Development in LFP:  Our natural environment and rural character are the treasure of this city. While Seattle rushes to densify their neighborhoods with multi-unit projects, LFP must protect our quality of life.


Continue Restoring Health to our Streams!

Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien

Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien

5025 NE 184TH ST


(206) 466-2738

Education: Ph. D. in Political Science, University of Washington
Occupation: Professor of Political Science, Highline College

As a proud father, educator, environmentalist, and committed social justice advocate, I will preserve the natural beauty of Lake Forest Park, increase accountability and transparency in local government, and ensure all residents have their interests represented. As a member of the City Council, I will champion ways to keep Lake Forest Park green by making our city more bike and pedestrian friendly, preserving our tree canopy, and advocating for the city to acquire and preserve spaces like Five Acre Woods so they can be enjoyed by the next generation. I will hold open office hours to meet with constituents and push for more interactive forums where residents can ask questions. I will develop a ten-year affordable housing plan for seniors and low-income residents, as well as ensure that as we grow as a community we don’t lose the character that has brought so many to our city.

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