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Council Position No. 5

Jim Quigg

Jim Quigg

8237 126TH PL SE


(425) 443-9082

Education: Seattle University (BA), Seattle Univ. Law School (JD)
Occupation: Telecom PM, Newcastle Planning Commissioner

Our family moved to Newcastle because we love the smalltown feel, natural beauty, and safe neighborhoods. If you visit my website, you’ll see my children’s video about what makes Newcastle so special. If you attend an event in Newcastle, you’ll see me volunteering. And if you vote for me, you’ll see more Safe Streets, Low Taxes, and Community Values


As my HOA’s President, I have worked hard to keep our neighborhood safe, beautiful, and friendly. We’ve added 36 security lights, 5 trees, and 2 benches without raising anyone’s dues.


I will work every day to make you proud to live in Newcastle. I will strengthen our regional partnerships and respect what you care about: fiscal responsibility, transparency, sustainability, balanced budgets, critical infrastructure, and public safety. Just like the trails that connect our safe neighborhoods and parks, we will build relationships that connect our diverse community without raising anyone’s taxes.

Pratima Lakhotia

Pratima Lakhotia

8142 150TH PL SE


(425) 233-1737

Education: MBA Finance, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Bachelor of Law, Diploma in Taxation, Law College, India.
Occupation: Former Finance professional at Microsoft, President of a nonprofit, Consultant

I am a long-time resident in the Newcastle Reserve, running to create a new fiscally responsible city council majority that respects your pocketbook. I bring 20+ years of financial management, strategy, and budgeting experience at Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, T-Mobile. I currently run a nonprofit serving our community, engaging over 1900 volunteers.


The current council majority balances the budget with Reserve Funds. I will balance the budget by prioritizing expenditures for essential public safety and the maintenance of our critical infrastructure. I supported repealing the regressive utility taxes and will reinstate the fiscal policy requiring the city manager to present to the city council a balanced budget without new taxes or new debt.


Please vote for me to create a new fiscally responsible city council majority with Robert Clark and Frank Irigon. Endorsements: Present and former councilmembers Dave Mitchell, Tom Griffin, Bill Erxleben, Gordon Bisset, John Drescher, Tamra Kammin.

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