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Council Position 4

Toby Nixon

Toby Nixon

12113 NE 141st St

Kirkland, WA 98034

(206) 790-6377

Education: Attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; decades of solving difficult technology, policy, and community issues
Occupation: Microsoft program manager, city council member, and government accountability advocate

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you on our city council!


I’m committed to responsible and sustainable budgets that provide the quality services you expect, with public safety as our top priority. I’ll continue to work for policies that accommodate innovation and growth while protecting the character and livability of Kirkland’s neighborhoods and our unique natural environment. I’ll continue my efforts to make it easier for you to follow city government actions, participate in decision-making, and ensure public officials are acting ethically in the best interest of us all. I respect and understand the diverse needs of all of Kirkland, do my homework on issues, and seek solutions that bring people together while moving us forward.


With your support, I’ll continue to use my proven experience as a council member, state legislator, fire commissioner, and government accountability leader to serve you and move toward a bright future for Kirkland.

David Schwartz

David Schwartz

12218 NE 64th St

Kirkland, WA 98033

Education: Bachelor’s Computer-Science and English, State University New York Plattsburgh; Master's Technical Communication Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Occupation: After a 28-year career, now a stay-at-home dad

The full statement about why I am a candidate is on I hope you can spend some time to do a little reading there. My candidacy offers you a clear choice. I will work to add the housing that Kirkland needs with minimal disruption to existing neighborhoods.


I want to give residents a voice on the city council, for housing issues. I will listen to what residents say, and act on their concerns. I will care. I have observed various constituencies in the housing discussion: business owners, property owners, and developers.  I have even heard deference given to future residents and future members of the city council. But I have not seen enough consideration for the opinion of residents.


Folks, it's our city. It's our city council. As your representative on the city council I will be mindful of residents' input, on housing. Thank you, and vote!

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