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City of Kirkland

Council Position No. 3

Penny Sweet

Penny Sweet

10536 NE 122ND ST


(425) 765-5576

Education: Roosevelt High School, Shoreline Community College, Antioch University Leadership Program, Leadership Eastside
Occupation: Retired Healthcare Administrator, owner of The Grape Choice in Kirkland

 I have served 12 years on the Kirkland City Council, 4 as Mayor and 40 years as a resident and business owner.  I chair Celebrate Kirkland! 4th of July and organized Kirkland’s 2005 Centennial Celebration.  I am the incoming chair of Hopelink Board of Directors.

With my leadership Kirkland created the Cross Kirkland Corridor, redeveloped Totem Lake Mall and Parkplace, built two fire stations, the Kirkland Justice Center, rebuilt Juanita Beach, created Edith Moulton and Totem Lake Parks.

Service to my community comes naturally. I want Kirkland to be a place where our children will raise their children.  That requires bold leaders committed to environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and safe neighborhoods. Decisions made in the next 4 years regarding housing, homelessness, transportation, and growth will define Kirkland’s future requiring seasoned leadership.  Your vote is a precious right. I hope you will lend yours to me. Thank You. Penny

Matthew Goelzer

Matthew Goelzer

12247 NE 64TH ST


Education: Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts, The University of Texas at Austin
Occupation: Architect, LEED AP, Business Owner, Community Advocate

My perspective is as a husband, father, business owner, former condo president, commercial architect, and Metro rider. My job involves listening to all stakeholders and creating workable solutions. My family includes Eagles, Cougars, Ravens, Kangs and Huskies, immigrants, people with disabilities, and those requiring Kirkland’s Section 8 housing. My family is privileged to reside in this diverse, welcoming community.


Kirkland is poised for an amazing future. With smart, planned growth, we can create a sustainable path forward that respects our history and maintains our uniqueness. Displacement, housing inflation, and stresses on City services are acute issues that must be prioritized. Homelessness, socioeconomic and racial injustice are systemic problems that require decisive action. I am committed to working with you on these core issues.


Your voice deserves to be heard. You deserve to be part of shaping the future. With your vote, I commit to listening to and amplifying your voice.

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