Mark Mullet decides to run for City Council

March 30, 2009

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 10 a.m. March 30, 2009

Issaquah Highlands resident Mark Mullet will seek a City Council seat.

Mullet, a Seattle native who moved to Issaquah three years ago, said he wants to promote managed growth and environmental protection as a member of the seven-member council.

Mark Mullet

Mark Mullet

Mullet, 36, served as a managing director for Bank of America before enrolling at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. In November, he graduated with a master’s degree in public administration. He said his background in finance could be useful as the city tackles budget issues amidst the recession.

Mullet said public service offers an opportunity to make positive changes at the local level.

He said he plans to open a Zeeks Pizza franchise in the highlands in late spring. Mullet also serves on the board of directors for the Issaquah Highlands Community Association and the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

Mullet said he plans to announce which seat he will seek when the June 5 filing deadline draws near.

Voters will cast ballots for mayor and four council members in November. The seats held by Council President Maureen McCarry, Councilwoman Eileen Barber, Councilman John Rittenhouse and Councilman David Kappler will be up for election.

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