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City of Sammamish

Council Position No. 1

Amy Lam

Amy Lam

21635 SE 35TH STREET


Education: Master's degree (MFA), Yale University; Bachelor's degree, Brandeis University
Occupation: Creative Director, MOHAI (Seattle's Museum of History & Industry); Educator

A proud Democrat, I am a first generation Asian-American born and raised in Michigan. For 9 years I was a stay-at-home mom before returning to the corporate world. As a single parent, I balanced my career with caring for young children and tending to aging parents.


I have lived in Sammamish for 26 years. Balancing growth while protecting the natural environment remains a serious challenge. I advocate for sustainable development using data, new technologies, and support from industry experts. We must protect our environment through strict enforcement of tree canopy codes and fight climate change by creating a Climate Action plan. To strengthen our local economy and to provide a lower cost internet option, I support bringing municipal broadband (high speed fiber) to our community. 


Sammamish is diverse and our leadership should reflect those demographics. Working together we can continue to be one of the “best small cities in America.”


Josh Amato

Josh Amato

704 228TH AVE NE #511


(253) 722-9089

Education: Attended DeVry University
Occupation: Small business owner; Sammamish Planning Commissioner; PAWS Board Member; Rotarian

We must protect the natural beauty that drew us all to Sammamish. As your councilmember, I will defend against the unsustainable growth and overdevelopment that has harmed our city. I will build the roads and infrastructure we need to end congestion and improve safety. I will push back against the hyper-partisanship that has plagued our country and is making its way into local government.


As your Planning Commissioner, I have a record of championing development regulations to protect our bedroom community and supporting stricter penalties for developers who break the rules. I will be a good steward of your tax dollars by insisting on a balanced, sustainable budget — just as I do as a successful business owner.


I have the experience, work ethic, and relationships in Sammamish and throughout the region to get results for you as your councilmember. I humbly ask for your vote.

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