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City of Bellevue

Council Position 7

Jennifer Robertson

Jennifer Robertson

8015 SE 28th Street, #314

Mercer Island, WA 98040

(206) 919-5283

Jennifer@RobertsonForCouncil.com

www.RobertsonForCouncil.com

Education: J.D., cum laude, Willamette University College of Law; B.A. (Economics), University of Puget Sound
Occupation: Three-Term Bellevue City Councilmember and Municipal & Land Use Attorney
Statement:

As a mother, a Girl Scout Leader, an attorney representing cities and your City Councilmember, my highest priorities are protecting our quality of life and creating a bright future for everyone who calls Bellevue “home.” I’ve used my experience to deliver on these priorities by protecting neighborhoods from unmitigated growth and funding neighborhood improvement projects focused on transportation and safety.

 

I’m proud that our Council has lead Bellevue through unprecedented economic growth. Our city finances have never been healthier, giving us the opportunity to make Bellevue even better, including: spending more money for public safety, smarter transportation investments, caring for our most vulnerable, increasing our commitment to affordable housing, expanding our parks system, developing a new regional aquatics center, and implementing environmentally-sensitive practices for a healthy, sustainable future. These achievements demonstrate my willingness to work hard, find common ground with fellow leaders, and move us successfully through complex issues.

 

I’m honored by the trust the community has placed in me to be your Councilmember these past 10 years. I humbly ask for your vote to continue as Your Voice on the Bellevue City Council.

 

Endorsements: Bellevue Firefighters; Affordable Housing Council; Transportation for Washington; Eastside Mayors; local elected leaders; and more.

Randy Grein

Randy Grein

857 164th Pl NE

Bellevue, WA 98008

(425) 256-0317

randygrein@gmail.com

Education: University of Washington, physics: North Seattle Community College, MIS
Occupation: Systems Administrator, Davita
Statement:

As a lifelong Washingtonian and a Bellevue resident of 30 years I care about many of the same things you do. The environment, social justice, a strong economy. I want my children, and my neighbor’s children to grow up here and take care of Bellevue after us.

 

We have serious issues to resolve to keep this a city worth living in. Traffic is terrible, housing is unaffordable. Too many of our citizens fall into homelessness and have a hard time climbing back out. I believe we can do better, and want to serve to make it so. A few changes can and will make a world of difference:



An increase in the minimum wage starting at $15/hr; An increase in bus service designed to penetrate the neighborhoods and provide realistic options for driving. Replace the current policy of inducing affordable housing with tax reductions. It’s not working. Open consideration of a Public Utility District. Puget Sound Energy has been less than responsive on new projects (see 300 trees and Energize Eastside) and engages in foot-dragging on replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.

 

See more of these ideas at my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/RandyforBellevue/and my website, http://randygrein.org.

James Bible

James Bible

14205 SE 36th Street Suite 310

Bellevue, WA 98006

(425) 748-4585

jbible@jamesbibleforcouncil.com

www.jamesbibleforcouncil.com

Education: Juris Doctorate, Seattle University School of Law; BA Western Washington University; Sammamish Highschool (1990)
Occupation: Attorney and small business owner
Statement:

I am dedicated to helping Bellevue to be the best city it can possibly be. In 1985, when my mother was looking for the best place to raise her child, she found Bellevue.  I now have a six year old child of my own. He attends a Bellevue Public School and I recognize that his future and the future of his classmates will be linked to the direction that we choose for our great city.   

 

Bellevue has grown in size and diversity.  I believe that our diversity is our strength.  Together, we can bring innovative ideas that help us overcome whatever challenges we face.  We can successfully address our traffic woes, push for affordable housing, develop living wages for service workers and protect our green spaces.  In doing so, our future will look bright.

 

I firmly believe that elected officials should work hard to make sure that the government is both transparent and accountable to the people.  I have previously worked with organizations that are dedicated to protecting civil and human rights for all by working with local governments to achieve positive outcomes.  

 

Endorsed By: King County Young Democrats, 41st and 48th LD Democrats, and County Council Member Claudia Balducci.

Marguerite Ye

Marguerite Ye

P O Box 3721

Bellevue, WA 98009

(425) 272-5325

info@margieforbellevue.com

www.margieforbellevue.com

Education: B.S. Mathematics, California Polytechnic; Project Management Certification, UCLA
Occupation: Project Management, Quality Assurance for leading tech and financial companies
Statement:

As an experienced project manager and quality assurance expert for companies throughout the region, I am uniquely prepared to address the challenges of our growing, dynamic city.  By asking the right questions, connecting stakeholders, and facilitating solutions we can better serve the people, small businesses and diverse communities of Bellevue.

 

I’m proud of my service on the Bellevue Diversity Advisory Board, helping our city leadership build trust across communities, seek out and value input from neighbors, and embrace diverse perspectives. We need this commitment in City Hall every day.  

 

As a mother and faculty member of Youthlink University I am personally engaged in creating a prosperous, healthy, diverse, and vibrant Bellevue now, and for future generations.  Working together, we can address affordability, improve congestion, promote safety, and protect our quality of life. I will support Bellevue’s growing needs for high quality services and facilities.

 

I care about every Bellevue neighbor—from seniors who are struggling to stay in their homes to young families, workers and students looking to makes their own lives here—and will fight to make your voice heard. Endorsed: County Councilmember Claudia Balducci; Bellevue Councilmembers Lynne Robinson and John Stokes; community leaders across Bellevue; and many more!

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