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City of Bothell

Council Position No. 5

Ben Mahnkey

Ben Mahnkey

2020 MALTBY ROAD, STE 7-301


(425) 900-3805

Education: Bachelor of Science, Washington State University Honors College; Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Service
Occupation: Manager, Employee Relations; Former Corporate Development Analyst

My wife and I grew up in Bothell and decided to raise our three children in our hometown because it is a wonderful community. However, we still have opportunity to create a better Bothell.


As your Councilmember, I will work to preserve the best parts of our city as we grow, prioritize community safety, and attract businesses to increase vibrancy and decrease the pressure on property taxes.  I will also work to complete our downtown redevelopment, balance the budget, and improve our parks.  With my deep roots in Bothell, private sector experience, and a history of service to the city on multiple boards and commissions, I am deeply invested in our community.  I would be honored to serve you and humbly ask for your vote.  Together, we can create a better Bothell!


Endorsements: Councilmembers McNeal, Agnew, Zornes, McAuliffe; former Councilmembers Rheaume, Samberg, Paylor, Spivey; County Councilmember Dunn; Bothell First Responders.

Matt Kuehn

Matt Kuehn

12702 NE 190TH ST


(253) 508-9747

Education: BA Economics and BA Political Science, University of Washington; Seattle University School of Law
Occupation: JD Candidate

Bothell is one of the fastest growing cities in our state because it is a wonderful community to live, work, and play. That growth has put strain on our roads, infrastructure, and green spaces. We need city leaders who have tangible ideas on how to address those issues.


I will be a strong advocate for adding new sidewalks, crosswalks, trails, and bike paths. With over five years of experience in state government, I will fight for Bothell’s fair share of funding for our critical road and public transit projects. If elected, I will be a voice on the council protecting our green spaces such as the Wayne Golf Course, Shelton View Forest, and North Creek Forest. Finally, we need a council who takes a measured, forward-thinking, approach to public safety.


Endorsements: Bothell Councilmembers Duerr and Thompson, Former Bothell Councilmember Pat Pierce, 1st LD Democrats, King County Democrats, more on website

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