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Council Position 5

Craig W. Reynolds

Craig W. Reynolds

8105 SE 48th St

Mercer Island, WA 98040

(206) 356-9429

Education: Bachelor’s in Mathematics from MIT
Occupation: Principal & Consulting Actuary, Milliman

I am committed to protecting what we love about Mercer Island, while capitalizing on opportunities for positive change. We face difficult decisions regarding finances, land use, mobility, and sustainability. Addressing these issues requires experience, creativity, an open mind, and a commitment to listening. Stepping forward to meet change and engage respectfully will create opportunities for an even better MI.

I bring land use understanding from public service as MI Planning Commission vice-chair, as well as decades of private sector financial management and leadership experience. I believe in rigorous analysis and long-term thinking. I have grown a successful financial management consulting practice for global Fortune 500 firms. I am committed to community engagement, respectful dialogue, fact-based decision making, fiscal responsibility, and transparency.

Endorsements: Legislators Lisa Wellman, My-Linh Thai, and Tana Senn; Representative Adam Smith; Pat Braman, Jon Conradt, Ken Glass, Dan Grove, Jody Kris, Terry Moreman, Sharon Perez, and Brian Thomas.


Heather Jordan Cartwright

Heather Jordan Cartwright

8204 SE 62nd St

Mercer Island, WA 98040

Education: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; BS Business
Occupation: Microsoft, GM, AI & Research - Healthcare; previously Amazon, Ford

Your voice is the most important contribution you have in our government. As our region grows, I’ll make your voice heard on City Council, supporting the region’s evolution while prioritizing the values of the Mercer Island community.  


Business acumen:  With 26 years of business and technology success, I bring a proven track record of innovation and managing budgets. We can achieve operational efficiencies through data-driven decisions and still deliver a high level of service.  Density, Development, Transit, and Parking: Negotiation experience matters in how we engage in regional decisions. I’ll be that experienced voice on City Council thinking long-term, asking tough questions, and insisting on collaborative solutions that make sense for Mercer Islanders.  Prioritizing Schools, Neighborhoods, and Public Safety:  Green space, parks, school counselors, safety in our neighborhoods…they’re part of our community.  I’m here to preserve them.


Let's bring our Island together and create a positive future for Mercer Island.

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