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City of Newcastle

Council Position No. 7

Robert Clark

Robert Clark

12619 SE 75TH ST


Education: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Occupation: Plant Electrical Engineer, former maintenance and production supervisor, Nucor Steel

I am a veteran and proud 15-year Newcastle resident. Last year, I helped lead the fight against new utility taxes. With your help, we decisively repealed them!  I’m running because Newcastle needs a fiscally responsible council majority for long-term sustainability. I’ll focus on prioritizing spending for public safety and maintenance of critical infrastructure. Over three decades of leadership, engineering and project experience gives me the skills to do the job for you. 


Newcastle must balance the budget. City expenditures must be less than revenue. I’ll require the city manager to present a balanced budget without new taxes. The tax and spend council majority increases our taxes to pay for unfunded capital projects and for consultant recommendations they ignore.


I’ll value your money and treat you with respect. I humbly ask for your vote. Endorsements: Present and past councilmembers Dave Mitchell, Tom Griffin, Tamra Kammin, Bill Erxleben, Gordon Bisset, John Drescher.

Jesse Tam

Jesse Tam



(425) 331-9695

Education: Bachelor, BA, Boise State University; MBA Finance, City University; Pacific Coast Banking School, UW
Occupation: Retired Banking Executive and Business Strategic Consultant

As Newcastle resident for 20+ years, I’m inspired by our city’s beauty and quality of life. As Newcastle continues to grow, we’re faced with new challenges in providing public services and opportunities – to uplift our diverse community and invest in parks, infrastructure, and safety. I am committed to maintaining and building a better, stronger city – leading with accountability and inclusion to create an accessible, transparent, effective local government for all residents.


I’m uniquely prepared to bring my decades of proven experience as a financial business leader, along with my record of local volunteering and community engagement, to represent our values and make progress in setting priorities. I’m a problem-solver, who will listen to neighbors, collaborate with regional stakeholders and businesses, and advocate for the City where we all can succeed and feel welcome. Thank you for your vote.


Endorsements: Governor Gary Locke, IAFF 1604, other local leaders.

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