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City of Shoreline

Council Position No. 1

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David Y. Chen

20126 BALLINGER WAY #303


(206) 402-7637

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John Ramsdell

John Ramsdell

731 N 148TH ST


Education: MPA, Arkansas State University; MA Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Seattle; BA Political Science, Bates College.
Occupation: Clinical Account Executive, First Choice Health

I am running for City Council because I want to be the first councilor that residents in Shoreline think of when they want their voices to matter. To foster voter equity, I am the only Shoreline council candidate limiting campaign contributions to $500 in aggregate rather than the allowable $2,000.


As a community organizer, I successfully initiated and shepherded Shoreline's recent purchase of a private lot in Westminster Triangle to be developed into a public park. I have chaired and fundraised effectively for the Westminster Triangle Neighborhood Association for over ten years and championed local initiatives, including Shoreline’s Parks ballot measure. For over twenty-five years as a behavioral health clinician, I have helped King County’s most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly, adults with disabilities, the houseless, and foster children. 


My education, professional, and volunteer experiences have prepared me to be a councilor that Shoreline residents will proudly call their own.

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