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City of Mercer Island

Council Position No. 6

Kate Akyuz

Kate Akyuz

7683 SE 27TH STREET, #435

MERCER ISLAND, WA 98040

(206) 636-2849

projectkate@gmail.com

www.kateakyuz.com

Education: Bachelor’s, Urban Forestry, UW; Master’s, Forest and Ecosystem Science, State University of New York
Occupation: Capital Project Manager, King County Natural Resources/Parks; Girl Scout Leader
Statement:

As an environmental scientist, mother, and volunteer, I’m running for City Council because I want to ensure our Council reflects our shared community values.  We can work better together.

 

My priorities are fully funding MI Youth and Family Services, protecting parks, diversifying housing options for middle income workers and seniors wanting to downsize, timely replacement of our water system to ensure safe drinking water, and creating a shared community vision for a vibrant, safe town center.  I support our Fire Department and will oppose outsourcing control to much larger departments like Bellevue or Eastside Fire.

 

Endorsements: King County Democrats, Mercer Island Firefighters, Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Senator Lisa Wellman, Representatives Tana Senn & My-Linh Thai, former Representative Judy Clibborn, County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, City Councilmembers Dave Rosenbaum, Wendy Weiker, Craig Reynolds, and many more.  But the endorsement that matters most is yours. I hope I can count on your vote.

 

Lisa Anderl

Lisa Anderl

PO BOX 1493

MERCER ISLAND, WA 98040

(206) 841-0207

lisa@lisaformi.com

www.LisaforMI.com

Education: BA in Italian Studies Gonzaga University; JD Gonzaga University School of Law (summa cum laude)
Occupation: Attorney; Councilmember, Mercer Island City Council
Statement:

As a 22-year resident of Mercer Island, I’m honored to serve on our Council.  During my tenure, my colleagues and I worked with the City Manager to lead the City away from predicted financial crisis into financial surplus.  City departments have been restructured; the City is now operating more efficiently. My priorities remain the same: strong support for law enforcement and public safety; prudent financial management; transportation advocacy for Island residents – holding Sound Transit to its promises; preservation of parks and open spaces, and single-family neighborhoods.

 

I will continue to advocate for our community’s needs, as I did when I voted to maintain funding for school counselors and protect our parks.  I’m also looking at opportunities to enhance retail in Town Center.

 

I’m proud to be endorsed by local community members, including Councilmembers Nice and Jacobson, not off-island interests. I will work hard for you - please vote Lisa!

 

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