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Council Position 4

Karen Howe

Karen Howe

PO Box 295, 704 228th Ave NE

Sammamish, WA 98074

(206) 619-3692

Education: BA, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Occupation: Manager, Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA)

I'm running for Sammamish City Council because I want to protect what makes Sammamish special: our trees, parks, and natural beauty. I remember when my kids walked through woods to get to school. In the 29 years I’ve lived and volunteered in our town, Sammamish has experienced significant changes.


I will fight to ensure our future is well-planned and sustainable. Using my regional partnering experience, I will make data-driven assessments to champion transit, safe roads, and neighborhoods. As a former tech CEO with more than twenty years of senior management experience, I know how to manage multimillion-dollar budgets with transparency, and how to collaborate to find solutions. I look forward to bringing those values to City Council.


I will be a tireless advocate for our community’s best interests, and I ask for your vote. Endorsed by: Washington Conservation Voters; NWPC; King County Democrats; 45th, 41st, 5th LD Democrats; and more

Kent Treen

Kent Treen

1825 E Lake Sammamish PKWY SE

Sammamish, WA 98075

(425) 516-1425

Education: Master’s in Education, Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Theology, AS degree in Forestry
Occupation: Educator of at-risk students for Bellevue School District.

The balance between development, infrastructure and environmental protection in Sammamish needs to be restored. I’m running for Sammamish City Council for three reasons.


Neighborhood Character: We must have a vision for our diverse city that retains the natural beauty of a bedroom community. I will work to change city code and improve design standards. Environment: As a forest firefighter I fought to save the forest. I will fight to preserve, protect, and restore the natural environment in Sammamish. Transportation and infrastructure: I will only support development that provides adequate infrastructure, transportation and public safety. 


If we accept maximum density, we will lose the beauty, safety and character of our community. I will use the tools in the Growth Management Act as intended to control growth. My wife, Debbie, served Bothell as a neighborhood advocate, Councilmember and Mayor, and I bring the same bold leadership to Sammamish. Vote for Kent Treen.

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