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East Bellevue Community Municipal Corporation

Council Position No. 5

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Ross Gooding

445 154TH AVE SE


(425) 417-2065

Education: Bachelors Science USAF Academy Masters Business Wright State University
Occupation: Financial Planner and Wealth Management Advisor

Hello Neighbors!  As a proud Bellevue resident of 25 years, and with14 years experience serving neighbors as an EBCC member, I am uniquely qualified and excited to continue to provide leadership on the EBCC and I am asking for your support.  Our goal is to continue to keep Bellevue the beautiful, welcoming city that my family, including wife Anne and two high school students, Katherine and Andrew, have grown to love and call home.  With an influx of new employees and residents in Bellevue, our council will continue to represent you in preserving Bellevue as the city within a Park, and in maintaining the enduring qualities that make Bellevue special and unique.  We will continue to focus on keeping our neighborhoods safe, our roads and transportation flowing, and preserve the civic spirit that unites us.  Thank you again, I am grateful for your support.  

Chiho Lai

Chiho Lai

203 154TH PL SE


(206) 484-2148

Education: MBA, University of North Alabama; BA, Western Washington University; Graduate, MIHS
Occupation: Corporate Controller (Director of Finance & Administration)

I am an Eastside native and a Lake Hills resident since 2008. I’ll bring a fresh voice and energy to the council that reflects our vibrant and diverse community, from long-time residents like myself to new families, renters, and young professionals.


As a current Lake Hills Neighborhood Association Board Member, a former gubernatorial appointee, and 2 term Bellevue Library Board Member; I’ve built collaborative and constructive relationships with city, regional, and state leaders that will help me be an effective advocate for East Bellevue. As the controller for a global engineering firm with clients in over 60 countries, working with different cultures and backgrounds is vital in my profession. I will use those same skills to connect with our diverse neighbors here. 


Proudly endorsed by Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson, King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci, State Representative My-Linh Thai and Community Councilmember Steve Kasner. I ask for your vote too

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