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City of Sammamish

Council Position No. 5

Kali Clark

Kali Clark

704 228TH AVE NE #706


(732) 795-0828

Education: BS in Environmental Science, Regis University; Masters in Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
Occupation: Senior Emergency Manager, Sound Transit

I am running for City Council to deliver the effective, forward-thinking leadership Sammamish deserves. At this critical time, we need leaders with the proven ability to identify future challenges, develop solutions through community engagement, and bridge divides to drive progress and bring neighbors together.


As our city and region continue to grow, I’ll focus on maintaining quality of life, safety, and our environment, while ensuring regional progress on homelessness, local economic development, and affordable, walkable neighborhoods. Working to reduce traffic congestion and take climate action, my experience as a transportation leader and forestry expert will help expand transit access, enhance parks, and improve infrastructure.


I’ll bring our Sammamish values and priorities to the council, developing an agenda that supports our community, addresses local needs, and gives neighbors a seat at the table. I ask for your vote. Proudly endorsed by King County Democrats, 5th, 41st, and 45th LD Democrats.


Rich Benack

Rich Benack



Education: B.S. Mathematics, University of Illinois; M.S. Geography, University of Nebraska; M.S. Criminal Justice, Michigan State
Occupation: Cybersecurity Professional, Hypnotherapist, Private Investigator, Retired Military Officer

I am highly concerned with the increase in traffic, longer commute times and delays getting around town that we have all experienced because of overdevelopment on the Plateau. I will oppose any new development that does not have sufficient infrastructure to support it.

Having worked in public safety, I understand the importance of focusing on crime and public safety.  We need to provide our 1st responders with the proper resources to continue to keep us all safe.

Being on the Human Services Commission has shown me the importance of understanding the needs of our youth and senior citizens and providing sufficient access to mental health services. Once elected, I am prepared from day one to focus on the important issues, policies and plans impacting Sammamish. My experience working with local and federal government organizations as well as city staff will be critical in helping me to serve you better.

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