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City of Mercer Island

Council Position 6

Benson D. Wong

Benson D. Wong

P.O. Box 325

Mercer Island, WA 98040

(206) 232-4384

electbensonwong@gmail.com

www.electbensonwong.com

Education: BA in Political Science from Yale University, JD from University of Pennsylvania Law School
Occupation: Business attorney at the Keller Rohrback L.L.P. law firm
Statement:

I am a 33-year Mercer Island resident, and for the past four years I have worked to make Mercer Island as great as its residents. My commitment, compassion and experience will help guide us through an exceptional period. Among my priorities are to retain our character and values given the region’s growth and to ensure that we are prepared for emergencies that might arise. As your Councilmember, I have persevered to address challenging community issues, including transportation, water quality, the Town Center and residential development. I will continue to listen to your concerns so that we work together to prioritize our needs. I will balance long range planning with responsible governance to ensure we make wise future investments within fiscal constraints.

 

I am proud to be endorsed by many current and former elected officials, community leaders and hundreds more.

 

I look forward to partnering with you to build our community.

Mark Coen

Mark Coen

3040 78th Ave SE

Mercer Island, WA 98040

(206) 232-8888

mark@coenforcouncil.com

www.coenforcouncil.com

Education: Bachelor’s in English, Psychology Minor, UCLA; Master’s Social Work, Child Mental Health Specialist, UW
Occupation: Mental Health Counselor, Founder of Attachment and Trauma Specialists
Statement:

Mercer Island needs a new voice on your City Council who will help usher in an era of greater transparency and citizen input, provide mobility solutions that alleviate traffic stress and safety concerns, be able to streamline our operations without overtaxing residents and start addressing our aging infrastructure so we can avoid compromising our safety.

 

In my seventeen fortunate years here, I’ve been a strong advocate for our schools, parks and neighborhood character, and sat on the board of Youth and Family Services. I foresee a shuttle service to mitigate transportation issues, a more vibrant Town Center, a financially stronger City and a forward thinking Council that reflects the needs and will of our citizens. We must make decisive changes towards these goals.

 

I’m asking for your vote to be an architect for Mercer Island’s future to protect what we love in the face of increasing regional pressures. Thank you.

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