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Council Position 2

Michele Kemper

Michele Kemper

986 NE High Street

Issaquah, WA 98029

(206) 915-2337

Education: BA-Social Services/Public Administration-Pacific Lutheran University; Executive MBA-University of Washington
Occupation: Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer - Financial Services Industry (retired)

Michele’s the experienced candidate for Council with her unique skill-set as financial executive for consumer protection regulations and as director on regional non-profit boards focused on families and youth. She served on the Urban Village Development Commission advising City Council on development growth in Highlands and Talus communities. Mrs. Kemper’s blend of public and private business expertise; community advocacy; and commitment to listening to input on issues, make her the experienced choice.


Distinguished by her breath of life experiences in affordable living, Michele brings personal insights in Issaquah’s needs. She is the candidate that will deal head-on with challenges in traffic, affordability, education, growth, diversity and aging infrastructures. She will work to enhance local business vitality to strengthen Issaquah as a place where families can afford to live, work, play and learn.


Endorsements: 41st-Democrats; SEIU-1199-Healthcare Workers; SEIU-925-Education K-12 and public schools; SEUI-775-Long-Term Care Workers; Issaquah Daily; National Women’s Political Caucus

Zach Hall

Zach Hall

PO Box 2292

Issaquah, WA 98027

(425) 614-8162

Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Washington
Occupation: Legislative Assistant, Washington State House of Representatives

I’ve called Issaquah home for over 20 years. Like you, I’ve seen our best-of-the-Northwest town triple in size and I struggle with the daily crisis of traffic. We can do better. I’m running for city council because Issaquah needs forward-thinking, community-minded leadership to address the needs of our residents today and in the future.


Together, we can reduce traffic congestion on Front Street, preserve our forested hillsides, encourage living-wage jobs in town, and secure a more affordable Issaquah for residents of all incomes. As your next city councilmember, I’ll work to limit pass-through traffic and added density beyond what’s currently zoned. I’d be so honored to represent our community on the city council.


Endorsed by Issaquah City Councilmembers Mariah Bettise, Victoria Hunt, and Lindsey Walsh, Former Issaquah Mayors Fred Butler and Ava Frisinger, State Representatives Lisa Callan, Bill Ramos, Tana Senn, and My-Linh Thai, and many more.

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