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City of Redmond

Council Position No. 4

Melissa Stuart

Melissa Stuart

15127 NE 24TH ST #329


(425) 224-3438

Education: Master of Non-Profit Leadership, Seattle University; BA Communication & BA Political Science, Washington State University
Occupation: Development Director, Boys & Girls Clubs; Former Redmond Library Trustee

I’m running for city council because I believe Redmond can be a great place to live for all. I will ensure that every person can have their voice heard. I will collaborate with city leaders to invest in climate change mitigation today and resiliency for what is to come tomorrow.


To council, I’ll bring my years of experience breaking down barriers for youth and families; including my work at Youth Eastside Services to secure affordable behavioral healthcare for all families, and at Treehouse to promote education success for youth in foster care. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, former Sound Transit/Metro Sounding Board member, and former Zero Waste Washington Board Member.


Endorsements: 45th and 48th LD Democrats; National Women’s Caucus; Sierra Club; Alliance for Gun Responsibility; Congresswoman DelBene; Representatives Slatter, Walen; Mayor Birney; Council President Padhye, Councilmember Kritzer; Former Mayor Marchione; Former Councilmembers Allen, Margeson, McCormick, Shutz, Tomac, Vaché

Dennis Ellis

Dennis Ellis

5421 157TH DR NE


(425) 829-9250

Education: Gonzaga University, Bachelor Business Administration; Seattle University, Master in Science of Finance
Occupation: Senior Financial Analyst, The Boeing Company

I have been a resident of Redmond for nearly 30 years and love our city. It has been truly amazing to be a part of Redmond's transformation from a relatively small town to a still growing, beautiful city. However, as is the case many times, with growth comes some unintended consequences: traffic gridlock, urban planning miscues, and the demise of many small businesses in the community.

As your council member, I will bring my small business, finance, and corporate experiences to serve the people of Redmond and help solve these issues. Additionally, I will do everything in my power to provide city services to all as cost effectively as possible.

Finally, I proudly served my country in the military and took an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States". I promise to take the same approach in serving our city. Thanks for your support.

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