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Council Position 5

Janice Zahn

Janice Zahn

11900 NE 1st St, #300

Bellevue, WA 98005

(425) 200-5525

Education: B.S. and M.S. Civil Engineering and Masters of Public Administration, University of Washington; Leadership Eastside
Occupation: Bellevue City Councilmember; Public Works Construction Manager, Port of Seattle

I’m running for re-election because fiscally responsible, people-first, and workable solutions matter. As a 25-year resident, first-generation immigrant and mom, I will continue to guide our city with Integrity, Inclusion and Innovation, and be your Bellevue voice. As your councilmember, we’ve connected at community and business events, and neighborhood gatherings. I’ve heard your concerns, explored new ideas and developed partnerships. 


I’ve championed for strategic investments in public safety (Police and Fire), infrastructure and neighborhoods (enhancement projects). I’ve built relationships and collaborated regionally to tackle pressing issues, adopted key policies to manage growth, ease traffic congestion, address housing affordability and preserve our unique neighborhoods. All while protecting our precious environment, engaging our amazingly diverse communities and implementing smart technologies that make Bellevue the incredible city we love.


I humbly ask for your vote, so that together, we can keep Bellevue a welcoming place where all can thrive.


Endorsed: The Seattle Times, Congressman Smith; Attorney General Ferguson; former Governor Locke; Senators Kuderer and Wellman; Representatives Senn, Slatter, Thai, and Walen; County Executive Constantine; County Councilmember Balducci; Bellevue Mayor Chelminiak; Deputy Mayor Robinson; Firefighters; Democrats; National Women’s Political Caucus; Eastside Business Alliance; Affordable Housing Council; Realtors; Sierra Club, Transportation for Washington, and more!



PO BOX 53202

Belleuve, WA 98015

(206) 771-5577

Education: MS. EE SUNY Buffalo; Bellevue Essentials 2016; Finance Retirement&Pensions Certificate Stanford; Technology Management Certificate UW
Occupation: Principal Engineer T-Mobile, Peak Award Earner, Bellevue Diversity Advisory Network

I am against ‘low barrier’ homeless shelters in our residential neighborhoods and nearby schools. Like my Bellevue neighbors, I’m concerned about security, and I don't want our children to be exposed to needles. We must show compassion to the homeless, but we must have solutions that will work in the long run. Simply throwing money to build 'low barrier' shelters is not the solution. I'll make sure Bellevue residents are truly represented. 


I'm against tax increases on property and utilities. These will continue to increase if left unchecked. Unlike many politicians who cannot say ‘No’ to ‘Spend and Tax’, I’ll work to cut wasteful spending and keep taxes low.


I’ll work hard to reduce traffic congestion. Taxing through “Tolling” doesn't fix traffic jams. I'll use technology such as autonomous vehicles to make our multimodal system work more safely, efficiently, and effectively.


I'm not a typical politician, as I'm not endorsed by special interest groups. I represent the community in which I live, work, and raise my children. I'm running because I’m concerned about the direction Bellevue is going. With your help, I hope to win and have a voice and a hand to turn this around! Please vote for JD!

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